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Resolution 11-06 Supporting Application

RESOLUTION NUMBER 11-06

SUPPORTING THE PREVENTIONMINNESOTA ACTIVE COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL

WHEREAS, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) and the Northeast Minnesota Obesity Prevention Project (NEMOPP) are partnering to develop a proposal to submit to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota�s PreventionMinnesota Active Community Assessment and Engagement, and

WHEREAS, the PreventionMinnesota Active Community Assessment and Engagement proposal requests funding to facilitate a community process to develop a clearly defined vision of active living for communities in the counties of Canton, Cook, Lake, and greater St. Louis County, and

WHEREAS, “active living” embraces safe, convenient, and scenic facilities that will enable people to integrate walking or biking into their daily lives. Physical inactivity is second to only tobacco use in its contribution to serious health problems. The Minnesota Department of Health as has estimated that $495 million was spent in the State in 2000 to treat diseases and conditions that could have been avoided through physical activity, and

WHEREAS, this assessment and engagement process would be an important preliminary step to position communities in the Arrowhead Region to implement active living principles in policy and planning decisions in the future by increasing community interest, awareness, and support for active living.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA, that the City of Mountain Iron supports ARDC and NEMOPP�s application to Blue Cross and Blue Shield�s PreventionMinnesota Active Community Assessment and Engagement program for $70,000.00.

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 17th DAY OF APRIL, 2006.

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