Ordinance 2018-08: ODOT Funding for Sidewalks

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-08

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM FUNDS FOR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio believes it to be in the best interest of the residents to construct sidewalks along South Erie Street in order to enhance the safety of residents who walk or bicycle to reach critical destinations located on the south side of the community; and

WHEREAS, the United States Congress has set aside monies for Transportation Alternative projects through the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation and local governments are eligible to apply to the Transportation Alternatives Program for these monies and can be selected for funding by the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation; and

WHEREAS, sidewalk construction is a transportation activity eligible to receive funding through the Transportation Alternatives Program; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp has been invited to submit an application for Transportation Alternatives Program funds to pay up to ninety-five percent (95%) of the anticipated cost to construct the proposed South Erie Street sidewalks; and

WHEREAS, the cost of construction of the proposed sidewalks is currently estimated to be $63,256.60 and, if such requested funds are granted, the Village of Antwerp will be responsible for at least five percent (5%) of the construction costs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding, County, Ohio that:

Section 1:  The Village Administrator is authorized to file an application with the Ohio Department of Transportation seeking an award of Transportation Alternatives Program funds for the Village of Antwerp South Erie Street sidewalk construction project.

Section 2:  The Village Administrator is hereby authorized to enter into and execute such agreements with the Director of Transportation as may be necessary or appropriate to complete the above described project.

Section 3:  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Section 4:  This Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the community and for the further reason that the authorized application must be filed with the Ohio Department of Transportation on or before May 18, 2018, to receive consideration, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Date ________________                                                           _________________________________

Ray Delong

Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

 

Attest:

 

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Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

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