2017-06 2015 Tiger Discretionary Grant for Transit Dept.

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SERVICE DIRECTOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FY 2015 TIGER DISCRETIONARY GRANT FOR THE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, a resolution authorizing the submittal of a proposal and all understanding, certifications and assurances with the Ohio Department of Transportation for a grant through the US DOT Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as authorized under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) (FY 2015 TIGER Discretionary Grant) and execution of a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation upon grant proposal acceptance.

WHEREAS, the City of Marion has the legal authority to submit a proposal to the Ohio Department of Transportation for a grant through the US DOT Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as authorized under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235);

WHEREAS, the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation is authorized to make grants for the National Infrastructure Investments Discretionary Grant Program;

WHEREAS, the contract for financial assistance will impose certain obligations upon the City of Marion, including the provision by it of the local share of the project costs in the program, the requirement to carry out the proposed project identified in the application, and to provide the required funds to assure operation and maintenance of items funded;

WHEREAS, it is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 49 C.F.R. Part 21, and 28 C.F.R. Section 50.3, herein after referred to as the "Acts" and "Regulations", that in connection with the filing  of an application for assistance under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) the City of Marion give an assurance that it will comply with the Acts and Regulations and the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements thereunder;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY OF MARION, MARION COUNTY OHIO:

Section I.     That the Service Director is authorized to execute and submit an application on behalf of the City of Marion with the Ohio Department of Transportation to aid in the financing of projects pursuant to the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113- 235).

Section 2.     That the Service Director is authorized to execute and file with such application and assurances any other document required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Section 3.     That the Service Director is authorized to furnish such additional information as the Ohio Department of Transportation may require in connection with the application.

Section 4.     That the Service Director is authorized to execute grant agreements on behalf of the City of Marion with the Ohio Department of Transportation for aid in the financing of the project(s) included in the Consolidated and Further Continuing appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L 113-235) grant application.

Section 5.     That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, welfare and safety f the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof, due to the fact that the application must be filed by the end of the month; 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.

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                                                                      Dr. Scot Gray

                                                                      President of Council

Approved:

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

Attest:

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Clerk of Council