2011-99

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO PREPARE AND ADVERTIZE A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR A ENVIROMENTAL CONSULTING FIRM AND ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH THE MOST QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A PHASE II ASSESSMENT OF THE FORMER FAIRFIELD ENGINEERING PROPERTY, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, The City of Marion is seeking to retain a qualified environmental consultant to perform all required investigative work and prepare a Phase II Environmental Assessment of the property located at the former Fairfield Engineering property in Marion, Ohio.
WHEREAS, The selected firm will be expected to enter into a contract with the City of Marion for the completion of the work funded through the Clean Ohio Assistance Fund grant (“COAF) with a match from the Sissler Group.

WHEREAS, the successful organization or individual needs to be selected and provide a letter of intent to be hired if the grant is awarded by the State of Ohio to the City of Marion,

BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Ohio: Marion County,
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 qualified environmental consultants services to assist the City of Marion in carrying out a Phase II Environmental Assessment on the former Fairfield Engineering property in Marion, Ohio.

Section 2. that the cost of such contract shall be paid by the grant with the match passed through by the Sissler Group.

Section 3. 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 4. 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 there of 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.
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Dave Edwards
President of Council
APPROVED:

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

ATTEST;

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Clerk of Council