Resolution 1584 – BASE Grant – Westmoor Addition
RESOLUTION NO. 1584
A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ELIGIBILITY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR USE OF BUILDING A STRONGER ECONOMY GRANT APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF STREETS IN THE WESTMOOR ADDITION AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION.
WHEREAS, the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, has the legal authority to apply for, receive, and administer federal, state, and other monies through Home Rule Power under the Constitution of the State of Kansas and authorized by K.S.A. 12-1663, regarding the expenditure of federal-aid to public agencies; and
WHEREAS, the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, is submitting an application to the Kansas Department of Commerce for Building a Stronger Economy (BASE) Grant Funds in the amount of $143,725.00 for streets; and
WHEREAS, the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, is participating as an eligible Applicant according to the Kansas Department of Commerce requirements; and
WHEREAS, Federal monies are available under The BASE grant program includes infrastructure investments associated with economic development projects including the development of new business parks; development of infrastructure required to support business expansions; renovation of existing business parks to bring them up to modern standards; development of infrastructure such as railroad spurs, water, wastewater, storm-water and other utilities; driveway aprons; business park signage; parking facilities directly associated with business attraction projects; speculative industrial office and residential space; development of infrastructure related to cybersecurity investments; and other projects that achieve the goal of expanding the state’s base of businesses and residents.; and
WHEREAS, the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, acknowledges availability of the required local match of no less than 25%; and,
WHEREAS, the Sherman County Housing Study was recently completed and demonstrated a need for additional new housing in Sherman County and specifically the City of Goodland; and;
WHEREAS, the Westmoor Addition has been platted and zoned appropriately for new housing and the right of ways and casements have already been set aside for utility extensions; and;
WHEREAS, the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, agrees to pay any costs that exceed the project amount if the application is selected for funding; and,
WHEREAS, after appropriate public input and due consideration, the Governing Body of CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, has recommended that an application be submitted to the State of Kansas for the Westmoor Addition Street Project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. That the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, does hereby authorize the MAYOR to submit an application to the Kansas Department of Commerce for Building a Stronger Economy Grant (BASE) funds on behalf of the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas.
SECTION 2. That the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, hereby assures the Kansas Department of Commerce that sufficient funding for the operation and maintenance of the project will be available for the life of the Westmoor Addition Street Project.
SECTION 3. That the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, hereby assures the Kansas Department of Commerce that the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, has title or permanent easement to the project by the time of Building a Stronger Economy Grant letting.
SECTION 4. The MAYOR is also authorized to submit additional information as may be required and act as the official representative of the CITY OF GOODLAND in this and subsequent related activities.
SECTION 5. That the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, hereby assures the Kansas Department of Commerce that the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas, is willing and able to, if the Westmoor Addition Project is selected for funding, administer all activities involved with the Westmoor Addition Street Project.
ADOPTED AND PASSED by the Governing Body of the CITY OF GOODLAND, Kansas,
this 22nd day of February, 2022.
Aaron Thompson, Mayor
Mary P. Volk, City Clerk