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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 960423-BB - Recieve Assistance ISTEA/ -I / Z '� RESOLUTION NO. �� � �� , � � � 1 WHEREAS, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has worked closely with the Federal Highway Administration to establish guidelines that offer a unique opportunity for the department to work in partnership with other state agencies, local government and other interested parties to sponsor enhancement projects. Interpretation of intent to be made to provide bicycle and pedestrian facilities as an alternate form of transportation in the City of Georgetown; and, WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown is fully eligible to receive assistance under this program and is committed to providing at least 20% of the total project cost. The 20% administration cost is to cover applicable fees including project administration, plans, specifications, and estimates in the total project cost; and, WHEREAS, documentary evidence shows public support for the project through the Century Plan - Parks and Recreation Function Plan and a 1996 Parks and Recreation Survey; and, WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Georgetown is desirous of authorizing its administrative staff to represent and act for the City in dealing with the Texas Department of Transportation concerning this program; and, WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Georgetown recommends that the Texas Department of Transportation consider this project for funding; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COI ACIL OF T-A&C�f *F GEORGETOWN, SECTION 1. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. The City Council hereby finds that this resolution implements Recreation and Cultural Affairs Policy 2 of the Century Plan - Policy Plan Element, which states, "the City will assist in providing all its citizens the opportunity to participate in recreational and cultural programs"; and further finds that the adoption of this resolution is not Page 1 of 2 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 Resolution Title No.`��- d inconsistent or in conflict with any other Century Plan Policies, as required by Section 2.03 of the Administrative Chapter of the Policy Plan. SECTION 2. The City Council hereby certifies that the City of Georgetown is eligible to receive assistance under this program with the Texas Department of Transportation for the purpose of participating in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. SECTION 3. The City Council hereby designates its Director of Finance and Administration as the official authorized to serve as the City's fiscal officer to receive federal funds for the purpose of this program. SECTION 4. The City Council hereby authorizes the City officials herein designated to make application to Texas Department of Transportation concerning the construction of Hike/Bike Trails along the South San Gabriel River Corridors Development as an alternate way of transportation in the City of Georgetown from Chautauqua Park to George Washington Carver Elementary to Georgetown Hospital to the United States Post Office on State Highway 2243 (Leander Road). SECTION 5. This resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption. RIESOLVED this day of 1996. ATTEST:` Sandra D. Lee City Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: Marianne Landers Banks City Attorney Page 2 of 2 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 Resolution Title No ILL�LS,3 -- /3 t -e,3 THE CITY OF GEORGETO By: Leo Wood Mayor