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File #: 200306    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/28/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to the application for, and acceptance, funding and expenditure of, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 Multimodal Local Supplement Project grant for Port Milwaukee’s South Shore Cruise Dock.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: GRANTS, PORT OF MILWAUKEE, PORTS
Attachments: 1. State-Municipal Agreement.pdf
Number
200306
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Resolution relating to the application for, and acceptance, funding and expenditure of, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 Multimodal Local Supplement Project grant for Port Milwaukee’s South Shore Cruise Dock.
Analysis
This resolution authorizes Port Milwaukee to apply for, accept, fund and expend a Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 Multimodal Local Supplement Project grant in the amount of $484,367 for improvements to Port Milwaukee’s South Shore Cruise Dock.
Body
Whereas, The City of Milwaukee appears to be eligible for 2020 Multimodal Local Supplement Project funds from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT); and

Whereas, It is the mission of Port Milwaukee to enhance the overall economic environment of the region by stimulating trade, business, and employment through its commercial, recreational, and cruise ship operations; and

Whereas, Milwaukee realized a sharp increase in cruise passenger traffic in 2019 and anticipates further cruise-related growth in the future; and

Whereas, Milwaukee has positioned itself as an international turnaround port for the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers on Great Lakes cruise itineraries; and

Whereas, Port Milwaukee owns and maintains the South Shore Cruise Dock; and

Whereas, In order to accommodate the expanded safe, secure and efficient use of the South Shore Cruise Dock, it is necessary to rehabilitate the parcel and procure additional equipment as required by the U.S. Coast Guard; and

Whereas, The proposed improvements at the South Shore Cruise Dock are estimated to cost $484,367, of which $201,531 (41.6%) will be provided by WisDOT (Grantor share) and as much as $282,836 (58.4%) will be provided by the City budget (Capital Fund PT180000200, City Share); now, therefore, be it

Resolve, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that Port Milwaukee is authorized to apply for and accept the ...

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