RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR KATHRYN THALMAN TO APPLY FOR,
ACCEPT, AND ENTER INTO A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR
CONSTRUCTION OF THE EAST END BELMONT COUNTY WATER CONNECTION
PROJECT BETWEEN THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO AND THE OHIO
WATER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville (hereinafter referred to as the “LGA”) EAST END BELMONT COUNTY WATER CONNECTION PROJECT includes the replacement of 2,240 feet of 8” waterline, a meter vault, and booster chlorination to connect the St. Clairsville Water System to the Belmont County Water System on the east end of the city; as well as replacement of two booster pumps at the water plant and a radio telemetry system; and
WHEREAS, the LGA desires to obtain a loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority (hereinafter referred to as the “OWDA”) to finance costs of the construction of such facilities on the terms set forth in the Cooperative Agreement (defined below); and
WHEREAS, the OWDA has indicated its willingness to make a loan for that purpose and on those terms;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO:
SECTION 1: That the LGA hereby approves the construction of the aforesaid East End Belmont County Water Connection Project in cooperation with the OWDA under the provisions, terms and conditions set forth in the “Cooperative Agreement for State Planning Project” as set forth in Exhibit A (the “Cooperative Agreement”) and hereby authorizes the Mayor and the Chief Fiscal Officer of the LGA to execute the Cooperative Agreement with the OWDA substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit A.
SECTION 2: That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this resolution were passed in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of this Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
SECTION 3: That this resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety of said City of St. Clairsville for the reason that the immediate construction of the East End Belmont County Water Connection Project at the earliest possible time is necessary in order to protect the health of the inhabitants of the LGA by providing safe drinking water; wherefore, this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and immediately after its passage.
PASSED at a meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 17th day of May, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 5 members of the council.