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File #: RES-19:053    Version: 2 Name: SUBMIT THE FY 2020 OUTDOOOR RECREATION MATCHING GRANT APPLICATION
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Finance & Administration Council Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/21/2019
Title: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OF JONESBORO TO SUBMIT THE FY 2020 OUTDOOOR RECREATION MATCHING GRANT APPLICATION
Sponsors: Grants, Parks & Recreation
Attachments: 1. Notice of Funding, 2. Project Budget 2019, 3. Projected Earl Bell Site Plan, 4. Handout from Grants 05142019.pdf
Related files: CON-1018
Title
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OF JONESBORO TO SUBMIT THE FY 2020 OUTDOOOR RECREATION MATCHING GRANT APPLICATION
Body
WHEREAS, the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas seeks to purchase land and perform facility development for outdoor recreational activities and wishes to seek grant funding assistance; and

WHEREAS, in order to obtain the funds necessary to improve the Earl Bell Community Center outdoor recreation, it is necessary to obtain a 50/50 Matching Grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Outdoor Recreation Grant Program; and

WHEREAS, the City of Jonesboro has been granted a waiver of retroactivity by the United States Department of Interior for the purchase of 40 acres adjacent to Craighead Forest Park; and

WHEREAS, this governing body understands the grantee and grantor will enter into a binding agreement which obligates both parties to policies and procedures contained in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants Manual including, but not limited to the following; the park area defined by the project boundary map, submitted in the application , must remain in outdoor recreation use in perpetuity, regardless if the property is bought or developed with matching grant funds and ; all present and future overhead utility lines within the project boundary must be routed away or placed underground and; the project area must remain open and available for use by the public at all reasonable times of the day and year; facilities can be reserved for special events, league play, etc. but cannot be reserved, leased or assigned for exclusive use, and ; the project area must be kept clean, maintained, and operated in a safe and healthful manner.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF JONESBORO, ARKANSAS THAT:

SECTION 1: The Jonesboro City Council supports the submission of the 2020 application to the Outdoor Recreation Grant to improve the Earl Bell Community Center Outdoor Recreation; and

SECTION 2: The Mayo...

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