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RESOLUTION NO. 720 OF 2010

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RESOLUTION NO. 720 OF 2010
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH HUNT, GUILLOT & ASSOCIATES, LLC, FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO DOWNTOWN RAILWAY TRAFFIC QUIET ZONE STUDY
WHEREAS the City has received a preliminary downtown railway traffic Quiet Zone Study prepared by Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC (“HGA”) dated October, 2010, (the “Study”); and,
WHEREAS the Study recommends, and the City desires to pursue, further development of a Master Quiet Zone Analysis and Report (the “Report”) that will assist the City in implementation of a railway quiet zone in accordance with Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”) rules and regulations; and,
WHEREAS, the City desires to enter into a professional services agreement with HGA for engineering services relative to development of the Report, and for engineering design, surveying, property acquisition, and construction administration services related to projects developed as a result of the Report (the “Project”);
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. The City enter into a professional services agreement with HGA for engineering services relative to development of the Report, and for engineering design, surveying, property acquisition, and construction administration services related to projects developed as a result of the Report.
§2. The Mayor, Dan Hollingsworth, is authorized and empowered to execute a professional services agreement with HGA, to execute amendments as provided in the professional services agreement within the approved budgeted amount, 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.
§3. The Mayor, Dan Hollingsworth, is authorized and empowered to execute all applications and submittals to the FRA, 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.
§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 Elmore Mayfield, and seconded by Alderman Jedd Lewis, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE RIGGS
ALDERMAN LEVELL THURMAN
NAY: NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this the 6th day of December, 2010.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td:December 10, 2010

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