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City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 04/16/2019  
Subject:    Adopt Resolution 19-45 Accepting Coon Rapids 2019 Member City Grant Agreement
From: Joan Lenzmeier, City Clerk

INTRODUCTION
Council is asked to approve the 2019 Twin Cities Gateway - Member City Marketing Grant Agreement and adopt Resolution 19-45 Accepting 2019 Member City Grant.
DISCUSSION
The City participates in a regional convention and visitors bureau, known as Twin Cites Gateway, and receives an annual community member grant.  The grant is based on the local option lodging taxes collected by the City and other member cities.  The City of Coon Rapids will be receiving $20,831 from the 2019 Member City Marketing Grant.

The City may use the grant funds for any purpose as specified and in accordance with Minnesota State Statute 469.10 governing the local option lodging tax and the established criteria identified by the Twin Cities Gateway Board in the attached agreement.  The City may choose to use the grant funding for the promotion of an event, activity, or facility located within the City or to add new activities to enhance existing events.  Per the terms of the Agreement, the City will also be required to document how the grant funding is used by providing copies of expense receipts / invoices.

As directed by Council, 90% of this amount or $18,747.90 will be directed to the Community Strength Foundation.  The balance of $2,083.10 will remain in the Contract Grants activity in the General Fund.
RECOMMENDATION
a.  Approve 2019 Member City Marketing Grant Agreement.
b.  Adopt Resolution 19-45 Accepting the 2019 Member City Marketing Grant in the amount of $20,831
 

Attachments
Resolution 19-45
Member City Agreement

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