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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING GRANT FUNDS FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, City Council recognizes the need for timely Capital Improvements at the Marion Municipal Airport, and
WHEREAS, up to 90% grant funds may be available through Federal Aviation Administration and the City Council supports the application for any such grant funds that may be available to assist in said airport improvements;
BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:
Section 1. That the Council of the City of Marion hereby endorses and supports the Federal Aviation Administration, Airport Improvement Program for the City and authorizes the necessary funds to implement said program, if approved, as indicated in its application.
Section 2. That the Mayor is hereby authorized to apply for FAA FY 2014 projects deemed necessary and, if awarded one grant of those applied for, is to select the grant which maximizes grant funds and addresses the immediate needs. The Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to administer grants to implement said program for the City of Marion.
Section 3. This application process is to be prepared by GA Consultants of Maumee, Ohio, who was selected by FAA guidelines and authorized by Council Ordinance 2009-64 in conjunction with Marion Municipal Airport personnel and the application preparation fee is to be deferred until grant award.
Section 4. That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the adoption of this resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of this 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 Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 5. That this resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the health, welfare and safety of the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof, and furthermore this application is due to the FAA by December 31, 2013, and as such shall take effect and be in force 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.
Approved: Dave Edwards
President of Council
Mayor Scott Schertzer
Clerk of Council