City of St. Clairsville

Resolution Number 2022-38_Second Reading

Posted on September 7th, 2022 by

RESOLUTION 2022-38

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF NATIVE TREES FOR CITY PROPERTY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the City of St. Clairsville’s goal is to promote the beautification of the City and continue efforts to secure its Tree City USA annual designation, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to look at alternative funding sources to help finance the costs involved with the acquisition of mature trees;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO:

SECTION 1That the Public Service Director is authorized and directed to submit a grant application to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ The Urban Canopy Restoration Grant program for the purchase of trees and is authorized to enter into any contracts required.

SECTION 2That the Public Service Director is authorized and directed to sign all documents required by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ The Urban Canopy Restoration Grant application.

SECTION 3:  That the purchase of trees for use in Central Park, the vicinity of the Waste Water Treatment Plant, and other open spaces is a high priority project for the City as the same will promote and enhance the public welfare of the citizens of the City of St. Clairsville.

SECTION 4That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville and, further, the application to be filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ The Urban Canopy Restoration Grant program is due on October 14, 2022.

SECTION 5That this resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by the Charter of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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A second reading of this measure was conducted at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 19th day of September, 2022.