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RESOLUTION NO. 775 OF 2012

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RESOLUTION NO. 775 OF 2012
RESOLUTION CERTIFYING AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY PER LA. R.S. 38:2212(D) AND AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS TO THE PUBLIC WORKS COMPLEX OF THE CITY
WHEREAS, a fire occurred on December 21, 2011, at the Public Works Complex (the “Public Works Complex”) of the City located at 701 East Tennessee Avenue in the City; and,
WHEREAS, the fire began in the Repair Shop/Vehicle Maintenance Building (the “Repair Shop Building”) at the Public Works Complex and caused extensive damage to the Repair Shop Building as well as to the administrative building (the “Administrative Building”) at the Public Works Complex; and, WHEREAS, the activities which are performed in the Repair Shop Building and the Administrative Building are critical to the operation of the City and providing services to citizens of the City and it is necessary to reconstruct and/or repair said facilities without the inherent delays in compliance with La. R.S. 38:2211, et seq.; and, WHEREAS, the fire and resulting damage represents an emergency as referred to in La. R.S. 38:2211(6); and, WHEREAS, pursuant to La. R.S. 38:2212(D), the fire and resulting damage to the Repair Shop Building and the Administrative Building at the Public Works Complex represents a public emergency and the City will not be required to follow the requirements of La. R.S. 38:2212(A), et seq. in the construction and/or repairs to the Repair Shop Building or the Administrative Building (the “Project”); and, WHEREAS, the Mayor has certified and declared that the fire and resulting damage to the Repair Shop Building and the Administrative Building at the Public Works Complex represents a public emergency pursuant to the provisions of La, R. S. 2212(D); and, WHEREAS, the City desires to enter into a professional services agreement with Michael L. Walpole, Architect, to perform architectural services related to the Project; and, WHEREAS, the City desires to enter into a professional services agreement with the Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., to perform structural design work related to the Project; and, WHEREAS, the City desires to enter into a contract with Triad Builders of Ruston to perform construction and repairs related to the Project; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. The City certifies and declares the fire and resulting damage to the Repair Shop Building and the Administrative Building at the Public Works Complex a public emergency in accordance with the provisions of La. R. S. 38:2212(D).
§2. The City enter into a professional services agreement with Michael L. Walpole, Architect, LLC, to perform architectural services related to the Project.
§3. The City enter into a professional services agreement with Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., to perform structural design services related to the Project.
§4. The City enter into a contract with Triad Builders of Ruston for construction and repairs related to the Project.
§5. The Mayor, Dan Hollingsworth, is authorized and empowered to execute said contract and agreements, to execute change orders as provided in the contract and agreements, and to execute any and all documents necessary to complete the Project and to do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objects and purposes.
§6. The Mayor, Dan Hollingsworth, is authorized and empowered to execute all conveyance instruments, including purchase agreements, acts of sale, acts of donation, rights of way or servitude agreements, related to the Project, and to execute any and all other documents necessary to complete said Project, and do any and all things necessary and proper to carry out this Resolution and to fulfill its objects and purposes.
§7. This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the Mayor.
This Resolution after having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Aldermen, on motion to adopt by Alderman Jedd Lewis and seconded by Alderman Elmore Mayfield, 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 9th day of January, 2012.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK
DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: January 13, 2012

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