Resolution 2013-06

(A resolution approving and appropriating Title III grant funding)


 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.


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       Arthur Babitz, Mayor

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Jennifer Gray, City Recorder