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ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO PREPARE AND ADVERTIZE A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR HOUSING INSPECTION SERVICES AND ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH THE MOST QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM FOR THE FORMULA GRANT AND THE COMMUNITY HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CHIP) GRANT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, The City of Marion has a home repair program for the FY 2011 Formula grant and also intends to apply for a 2012 competitive Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) grant which requires a Housing Inspector trained in Housing Grant procedures, bidding, client selection, grant rehabilitation standards and inspection procedures, including lead assessment and abatement; and
WHEREAS, These Grant Programs require competitive procurement of professional services; and
WHEREAS, The successful organization or individual needs to be selected and provide a letter of intent to be hired if the competitive grant is awarded by the State of Ohio to the City of Marion,
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:
SECTION 1. That this Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to prepare and advertize a Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals for nonprofit or similar organizations, firms or individuals to provide housing rehabilitation specialist services to assist the City of Marion in carrying out a Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program through the State of Ohio Formula Grant and Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).
SECTION 2: The cost of the contract for the Formula Grant Home Repair Program will be paid for by the FY 2011 Formula Grant and the Mayor is authorized to enter into contract with the firm or individual.
SECTION 3. That the cost of such CHIP contract shall be conditioned on receiving the CHIP grant.
SECTION 4. That, upon approval of the City of Marion’s grant application, the Mayor is authorized to enter into contract with the firm or individual, subject to the mutual agreement of the City of Marion and the individual or firm.
SECTION 5. This ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, welfare, and safety of the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof and for the further reason that the grant application must be filed immediately in order to be eligible for consideration; and as such, shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor provided it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council; otherwise, it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
President of Council
Mayor Scott Schertzer
Clerk of Council