RESOLUTION NO. 786
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR YOUTH ATHLETIC FACILITIES TO THE STATE RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE FOR THE CIRQUE PARK ATHLETIC FIELD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
WHEREAS, the City owns and maintains Cirque Park and its athletic fields for the benefit of the residents of University Place; and
WHEREAS, the City’s Parks Department is working on a project called Cirque Park Athletic Field Improvements Project #15-1394 and desires to apply for grant matching funding to assist in carrying out this Project; and
WHEREAS, under the provisions of the Youth Athletic Facilities program set forth in WAC 286 and subsequent legislative action, state grant assistance is requested to aid in financing the cost of facility development; and
WHEREAS, the City Council considers it in the best public interest to complete the Project described above and as set forth in more detail in the grant application;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Incorporation of Recitals. The recitals are hereby incorporated herein as if set forth in full.
Section 2. Submission of Grant Application Authorized. The City staff is hereby authorized to make formal application to the State Recreation and Conservation Office for grant assistance.
Section 3. Use of Funds. Any grant assistance received will be used for direct costs associated with implementation of the Cirque Park Athletic Field Improvements Project #15-1394.
Section 4. City’s Matching Share. The City expects that its matching share of Project funding will be derived from its Parks/CIP account and that pursuant to WAC 286-13-040(3) the City must certify the available match at least one month before funding approval. In addition, the City is responsible for supporting all non-cash commitments to this Project should they not materialize.
Section 5. Grant Payable on Reimbursement Basis. The City acknowledges that the grant assistance, if approved, will be paid on a reimbursement basis, meaning the City will only request payment from the Recreation and Conservation Office after eligible and allowable costs have been incurred and payment remitted to its vendors, and that the Recreation and Conservation Office will hold retainage until the Project is deemed complete.
Section 6. Maintenance of Facility. The City acknowledges that any facility developed through grant assistance from the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board must be reasonably maintained and made available to the general public at reasonable hours and times of the year according to the type of area or facility unless other restrictions have been agreed to by the Recreation and Conservation Office Director or the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.
Section 7. Project Dedicated for Public Outdoor Recreation Purposes. The City acknowledges that any facility developed with grant assistance from the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board must be dedicated for public outdoor recreation purposes, and must be retained and maintained for at least twenty (20) years from the date of final Project reimbursement unless otherwise provided and agreed to by the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.
Section 8. Resolution Part of Formal Application. This Resolution shall become a part of the formal application to the Recreation and Conservation Office for grant assistance.
Section 9. Public Opportunity to Comment on Application. The City has provided appropriate opportunity for public comment on this application.
Section 10. Completion of Transaction. The City Parks Department is authorized to take and execute any additional measures or documents that may be necessary to complete this transaction, which are consistent with the grant application attached hereto, and the terms of this Resolution.
Section 11. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the City Council.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON AUGUST 10, 2015.
Denise McCluskey, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney