:This project was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’sOffice of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota’sLake Superior Coastal Program. The City of Cloquet would like to thank Justin Burslie,GIS Intern for his time, energy and commitment to this project. Additionally, the Citywould like to thank Carlton County staff for their gracious attitude of collaboration onthis project—Yvonne Anderson and Jared Hovi. Thank you also to Fond du LacReservation staff—Tim Krohn for sharing pertinent data with the city. Thank you toMinnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program for making this all a reality.
:The City of Cloquet is located within the Lake Superior watershed and the St. LouisRiver and its tributaries are located within the community. The city previously hadESRI’s ArcView 8 as its primary GIS license and was interested in purchasing ESRI'sArcMap 9.3 software to update the city's GIS system for Community Development Staff to utilize. Under current budget scenarios, it was difficult to justify the purchase of newsoftware, yet, staff hoped to have GIS become a tool that is routinely used internally tomake sound planning decisions, and help with the administration of zoning, buildingcodes, and wetland conservation act rules.Secured funds were used to support the work of a GIS Intern who was charged withcleaning up the city's existing shapefiles, gathering new data resources, and forging datasharing relationships with GIS staff from Carlton County and the Fond du LacReservation. In reality, not only was our GIS Intern able to forge external relationshipsfor the city, but also internal relationships between Engineering and CommunityDevelopment Departments.
:The City of Cloquet ordered an ESRI ArcMap 9.3 single use license through Pro-West &Associates, Inc. (at no charge). Justin Burslie, GIS Intern, updated the city's zoning mapand imported up-to-date GIS files. Justin worked with DNR staff to have Landviewinstalled on several computers. He also devised a GIS datacenter to logically organizeinformation for staff. Justin filled the vacant niche of having a staff person who couldsolely focus on GIS data development. He was able to generate information for two citydepartments providing an interface between Engineering (Integrator GIS and AutoCAD)and Community Development Department (ArcMap 9.3) GIS systems. The City is nowin good position to receive additional GIS updates in the future.Another key task of this project was multijurisdictional collaboration. Completed work included meeting with Carlton County Information Systems and the Planning and ZoningDepartment, as well as Fond du Lac staff, to examine their GIS efforts. Fond du Lac staff was able to share pertinent data that will be helpful to the City as our western boundaryoverlaps with Reservation land. Carlton County initiatives included parcel data mapping,webfusion (assessors information integrated with GIS), and extensive building permittracking software system. On the morning of May 13
, Community Development Staff