Section 103-412; Ord. 17396; Authorizing Application to MO Highway and Transportation Commission RE: Transit Operating Assistance Grants


Ordinance No.            17396              Council Bill No.            B 260-02           

AN ORDINANCE

authorizing the City Manager to apply to the Missouri  Highway and Transportation Commission for transit operating assistance grants; authorizing the Public Works Director to furnish information; authorizing the City Manager to execute certifications and assurances; authorizing the City Manager to execute grant agreements; authorizing electronic filings; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the City of Columbia operates a municipal transit system; and

    WHEREAS, the Missouri legislature has appropriated funding to assist the City of Columbia, Missouri in providing transit services.  

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

    SECTION 1.  The City Manager is authorized to apply to the Missouri  Highway and Transportation Commission, on behalf of the City of Columbia, for grants to aid in financing the City’s transit operations.

    SECTION 2.  The Public Works Director or the Director’s appointed designee acting as the City Manager’s representative is authorized to furnish any additional information required by the Missouri Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the grant application, in electronic format.

    SECTION 3.  The City Manager is authorized to execute and file with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission, on behalf of the City of Columbia, for aid in financing transit operations.  The City Manager is further authorized to execute supplemental grant agreements for additional grants that may become available during the current state fiscal year (FY 03).

    SECTION 4. The City Manager is authorized to execute necessary certifications and assurances in connection with the grant agreements.

    SECTION 5.  The Public Works Director or the Director’s appointed designee is authorized to review and submit to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission quarterly reports and any other required information.

    SECTION 6.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 5th day of August, 2002.