RESOLUTION NO. 2017-02
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP AND THE PAULDING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN REGARD TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO THE OHIO DEPARTMENT SERVICES AGENCY FOR A GRANT OF FEDERAL FUNDS FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE VILLAGE’S WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, under the provisions of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended to date, the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) is authorized to provide financial assistance to units of general local government for undertaking and carrying out Community Development activities;
WHEREAS, the Paulding County Commissioners passed a resolution on January 30, 2017, setting forth the desire and public interest of Paulding County to undertake and carry out Community Development activities and make funds available for sanitary sewer improvements to the Village of Antwerp, known as the Sewer Collection Pump Station and Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvements (the “Project”), and the County Commissioners approved the filing of an application for financial assistance under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Community Development Program, Residential Public Infrastructure Grant Program (the “Program”); and
WHEREAS, this Council now wishes to approve participation in the Program and authorize the execution of any necessary documents, including a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the County Commissioners in regard to the application for funds for the Project, which Memorandum of Understanding will be submitted with the application to participate in the grant offered by the Program.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, County of Paulding County, State of Ohio:
Section 1. This Council formally approves participation with Paulding County in the Program.
Section 2. This Council further authorizes and directs the Mayor of the Village to execute any documents necessary to effect the participation of the Village in this Program, including a Memorandum of Understanding with the Paulding County Commissioners, in substantially the same form as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Section 3. It is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of this Council and any of its Committees that resulted in such formal action were in meetings open to the public in compliance with all legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 4. This Resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village of Antwerp and for the further reason that the Village needs to make improvements to the water treatment plant for the well-being of the residents and to obtain any and all available funding for such project, the Village must authorize the execution of the Memorandum of Understanding and related documents prior to the deadline set for the submission of the Program application, and this Resolution shall be in force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in full force after the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed this ____ day of February, 2017.
Ray DeLong, Mayor of the Village of Antwerp
Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer