NAWS ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN MOU WITH BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
The MOU was sent back to the Bureau and asked that section “VII Terms” be revised. The Bureau has provided a letter that in summary states, ”the intent of the MOU term in question is to clearly state that no party signatory to the MOU will seek relief against Reclamation in the event the party disagrees with a future adaptive management decision. This term is included in each MOU Reclamation is entering into, and we believe consistency in these MOUs is important. Because Reclamation is the sole decision maker, we don’t believe it is necessary or appropriate for this MOU term to be reciprocal. Reclamation will not seek relief against the City of Minot for carrying out its role under this MOU.” In discussions between staff, the City Attorney and the City Manager, we believe this supplemental letter is adequate in lieu of adjusting the actual MOU.
Recommend approval of the MOU with the supplemental letter, as attached provided by the Bureau of Reclamation and authorize the Mayor to appoint the Public Works Director and Asst. Public Works Director to the AMP team.