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RESOLUTION NO. 767 OF 2011

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RESOLUTION NO. 767 OF 2011
RESOLUTION PROVIDING CERTIFICATION FOR CITY OF RUSTON PARTICIPATION IN LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the City of Ruston is desirous of enhancing and revitalizing the Ruston Main Street area with beautification and new streetscape design in the downtown area; and, WHEREAS, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (“DOTD”) has selected the Ruston Downtown District Revitalization Project, Phase VI and VIII (the “Projects”) for inclusion in the DOTD Transportation Enhancement Program (the “Program”); and, WHEREAS, the City of Ruston desires to participate in the Program; and, WHEREAS, for the Projects to be formally accepted into the Program, the City must provide DOTD with certification by the governing body of the City that the City will assume full responsibility (a) for the required local five (5%) percent cash match, for design engineering, and for construction administration and inspection for the Projects, (b) for managing and maintaining the Projects, and (c) for any legal liability incurred as a result of the Projects; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. The City participate in the Program.
§2. The City certifies that the City will assume full responsibility (a) for the required local five (5%) percent cash match, for design engineering, and for construction administration and inspection for the Projects, (b) for managing and maintaining the Projects, (c) for funding the full costs of any ineligible items that may be included in the Projects, (d) for payment of all invoices on a cost-reimbursable basis based on invoices approved by DOTD, and (e) for any legal liability incurred as a result of the Projects.
§3. The Mayor, Dan Hollingsworth, is authorized and empowered to execute any and all documents necessary for participation in the Program and to complete the Projects, and to do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objects and purposes.
§4. This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the Mayor.
Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Aldermen, on motion to adopt by Alderman Jedd Lewis, seconded by Alderman Jim Pearce, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN GLENDA HOWARD
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE S. RIGGS
NAY: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this the 7th day of November, 2011.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: November 11, 2011

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