WHEREAS, the “Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act” (Title III) provides finding to Oregon; and
WHEREAS, Hood River County received Title III funding; and,
WHEREAS, the Hood River County Fire Chiefs Association has sponsored Title III requests over the past eight years to fund various projects; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Hood River submitted a funding request for updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (“the Plan”);
WHEREAS, the County Commissioners approved $32,687 for this project based on final funding that was made available to the County; and
WHEREAS, the Hood River Fire Department is tasked with updating the Plan; and,
WHEREAS, the Hood River Fire Department desires to hire a temporary employee to complete this work and the work will be funded 100% by the Title III funds; and
WHEREAS, ORS 294.338(2) allows the City to appropriate a specific purpose grant by resolution of the City Council; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to appropriate $32,687 in Federal Grants, General Fund resources and $32,687 in Fire Personnel Services, General Fund requirements.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:
The City Council approves to accept the Title III funding from the County to complete the update of the Plan and appropriate $32,687 in Federal Grants, General Fund resources and $32,687 in Fire Personnel Services, General Fund requirements.
Approved by the Hood River City Council the 25 day of March, 2013, to take effect immediately.
Arthur Babitz, Mayor
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder