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File #: 210153    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/15/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to the application for, and acceptance, funding and expenditure of, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 Harbor Assistance Program grant for cruise-related development at Port Milwaukee
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: GRANTS, PORT OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Attachments: 1. WisDOT Grant - South Shore Cruise Dock.pdf, 2. Cruise HAP - Comptroller Certification.pdf
Number
210153
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 Harbor Assistance Program grant for cruise-related development at Port Milwaukee
Analysis
This resolution authorizes Port Milwaukee to apply for, accept, fund and expend a Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 Harbor Assistance Program grant in the amount of $625,000 to partially pay for improvements to South Shore Cruise Dock.
Body
Whereas, The City of Milwaukee appears to be eligible for 2020 Harbor Assistance Program (HAP) funds from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT); and

Whereas, It is the mission of Port Milwaukee to strengthen the overall economic and social environment of the City of Milwaukee and the Great Lakes region by increasing international trade, business development, and job creation; and

Whereas, The Port is a premiere provider of domestic and international transportation and freight distribution services for its commercial customers worldwide; and

Whereas, The Port is also a destination for passenger ships, including the Lake Express high-speed ferry, and maintains operations of two cruise docks (Pier Wisconsin and South Shore) in Milwaukee; and

Whereas, The Port anticipates that over 12,000 cruise passengers will visit Milwaukee annually, beginning in 2022, namely through turnaround service offered by Pearl Seas Cruises and Viking Cruises, both of which have named Port Milwaukee as a “home port” for their Great Lakes excursions; and

Whereas, The Common Council previously supported Port Milwaukee’s 2020 Statement of Intentions (SOI) and eligibility for HAP funding in adopting Common Council File Number 191752 on March 24, 2020; and

Whereas, In order to accommodate the expanded safe, secure and efficient use of the Port’s South Shore Cruise Dock, additional maritime infrastructure is necessary; and

Whereas,...

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