Section 101-395 Res. 157-00; Authorizing Application for FY 2001 FHWA and FTA Planning Grants


Council Bill No.          R 157-00          

A RESOLUTION

authorizing the filing of an application with the United States Department of Transportation for a grant under the 1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, and under Chapter 53 of Title 49, U.S. Code Sec. 5303; and authorizing the filing of an application with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Missouri State Highway Commission for transportation planning grants.

    WHEREAS, the Secretary of Transportation is authorized to make grants for transportation projects; and

    WHEREAS, the contract of financial assistance will impose certain obligations upon the applicant, including the provision by it of the local share of project costs; and

    WHEREAS, it is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that, in connection with the filings of an application for assistance under Chapter 53 of Title 49, U.S. Code, Section 5303 that the applicant give an assurance that it will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements thereunder; and

    WHEREAS, it is the goal of the applicant that minority business enterprise be utilized to the fullest extent possible in connection with this project, and that definitive procedures shall be established and administered to ensure that minority businesses shall have the maximum feasible opportunity to compete for contracts when procuring construction contracts, supplies, equipment contracts or consultant and other services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  The City Manager is authorized to execute and file an application on behalf of the City of Columbia, Missouri, with the U.S. Department of Transportation, to aid in the financing of planning projects pursuant to the 1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, and under Chapter 53 of Title 49, U.S. Code, Section 5303.

    SECTION 2.  The City Manager is authorized to execute and file with such application an assurance or any other document required by the U.S. Department of Transportation effectuating the purposes of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    SECTION 3.  The City Manager is authorized to furnish such additional information as the U.S. Department of Transportation may require in connection with the application or the project.

    SECTION 4.  The City Manager is authorized to set forth and execute affirmative minority business policies in connection with the project's procurement needs.

    ADOPTED this 7th day of August, 2000.