Resolution # 2-2016        

 

A RESOLUTION TO AUTORIZE THE SUBMISSION OF A LOCAL PARKS AND RECREATION FUND (LPRF) GRANT APPLICATOIN FOR IMRPOVEMENTS AT ERIC HAROLD PARK.

 

WHEREAS,    the well-being of the citizens of the City of Norris is of the greatest importance; and;

 

WHEREAS,    all efforts shall be made to provide a safe, healthy play area for the citizens of the City of Norris and surrounding areas;

 

WHEREAS,    improvements to Eric Harold Park are needed in order to enhance the lives of citizens through exceptional parks and recreation facilities:

 

WHEREAS,    the State of Tennessee offers grants to local communities to finance recreational improvements through its LPRF program;

 

WHEREAS,    the City of Norris must submit a formal application in order to be eligible for funding through the LPRF program, said application to request funding for City Park improvements.    

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Norris, the following:

 

Section 1:         That the City of Norris is hereby authorized to submit application for a 2016 LPRF grant not to exceed $50,000.

 

Section 2:         That the City of Norris is hereby authorized to provide a matching sum to serve as a match for any monies provided by this grant, up to $25,000 to be provided by an appropriation in the general fund budget.

 

Section 3:         That the City of Norris owns the proposed location and acknowledges the Notice of Limitation of Use to be placed upon the land so that it will only be used for public recreation;

 

Section 4:         that the City of Norris acknowledges the project must be completed within 2 years if the contract is awarded.

 

Resolved this the eleventh day of April, 2016.