RESOLUTION NO. 933
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND SETTING FORTH SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS TO THE UNIVERSITY PLACE COMMUNITY
WHEREAS, in Resolution 924, as amended by Resolutions 927 and 928 (for ease of reference, referred to simply throughout this Resolution as “Resolution 924”), the City of University Place accepted funding available from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the sum of $992,700.00 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and set forth criterion available for the funding of the same; and
WHEREAS, the City has been apprised of the opportunity to secure additional funding from the Department of Commerce in the supplemental amount of $496,350.00; and
WHEREAS, since the initial distributions of funds, the City has made great strides in deploying these funds towards housing assistance programs and business assistance programs which has had a positive impact in maintaining and securing housing for those within the City of University Place and in ensuring that University Place-based businesses are able to remain operational; and
WHEREAS, the City has identified and is likely to identify additional costs which are subject to reimbursement; and
WHEREAS, maximum flexibility with the deployment of these funds is necessary given the short timetable associated with the contract amendment;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Approval of Contract Amendment with Department of Commerce. The City Council hereby approves execution of the amendment to the Interagency Agreement between the City of University Place and the Washington State Department of Commerce for the Coronavirus Relief Fund for Local Governments, in substantially the form of the documents on file with the City Clerk. The proper officials of the City of University Place are authorized to execute and implement the amendment to the Interagency Agreement.
Section 2. Use of Funds. These supplemental funds, together with any unallocated funds originally identified in Resolution 924 shall be used in conjunction with the programs and objectives set forth in Sections 2 and 3 of Resolution 924 and, except as modified herein, are subject to the same administrative requirements as set forth of Section 4 of the same legislation, noting that these supplemental funds and unallocated funds originally identified in Resolution 924 may be reallocated by the City Manager between the programs identified in these Resolutions.
Section 3. Modification of Programs.
The grant programs set forth in Resolution 924 to provide community stabilization are modified as follows:
A. The funding, expenditures and other requirements of the COVID-19 City Business Relief Funds Program are modified consistent with the criteria described in Exhibit A, attached hereto. An additional amount, not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars ($300,00.00) may be made available for this program.
B. The funding, expenditures and other requirements of the COVID-19 Human Services Stabilization Program are modified consistent with the criteria described in Exhibit B, attached hereto.
C. The provisions of Section 3(A)(2) of Resolution 924 are modified as follows:
One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) shall be allocated to the COVID-19 Human Services Stabilization Program. An amount, not exceeding one hundred twenty thousand dollars ($100 20,000.00), may be allocated from this Program to one or more nonprofit corporations with a demonstrated commitment towards serving the human services needs of University Place residents for the purposes of ensuring food stability and other related human services impacts presented by COVID-19 within the City of University Place during the course of this emergency.
Section 4. Legislative Findings. To the extent that legislative findings are necessary, the recitals set forth above are hereby adopted as the City Council’s legislative findings in support of the funds, policies, expenditures and other actions undertaken pursuant to this Resolution and are supplementary to those set forth in Resolution 924. The Council reserves the right to further supplement its findings at a later time, if in its sole discretion, it deems it necessary to do so.
Section 5. Severability. If any provision of this Resolution or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Resolution which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and, to this end, the provisions of this Resolution are severable; unless however, the invalidity pertains to qualifying criterion for one of the subsidiary Programs (i.e., Tier 1/2 businesses or specific human services components) set forth herein, in which case, all qualifying criterion for such subsidiary Program shall be deemed not to have further effect with Council retaining the ability to redraft new criterion in light of the invalidity.
Section 6. Retroactive Ratification of Actions Taken. Any and all actions taken by the City Manager or City staff related to either the amendment to the Interagency Agreement identified in Section 1 or the Programs outlined herein that occurred prior to the authorization provided in this Resolution are hereby ratified and approved.
Section 7. General Provisions.
A. This Resolution shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of funding.
B. This Resolution is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the City of University Place, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Section 8. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 5, 2020.
Caroline Belleci, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney