CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

 

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

AGENDA TITLE:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager to execute a grant agreement for the construction of two low-to-moderate income single family homes. (PWD)

AGENDA DATE: 08/20/2018

ITEM#: 10

DEPARTMENT: Public Works Department

DATE SUBMITTED: 08/16/2018

PREPARED BY: Tracie Lee, Assistant Public Works Director

SUBJECT: Grant CDBG Real Property to Habitat for Humanity

EXHIBITS: Resolution, Plat and Grant Agreement

APPROVAL:

EXPENSE REQUIRED: $0.00

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED: $0.00

SUMMARY:   Request for a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant agreement for:

All of Lot One (1) and Lot Two (2) of BLESSING PLACE, a subdivision to the City of Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas, as per the map or plat recorded as Document 2018R005753 of the Records of Miller County, Arkansas.

The project consists of the construction of two single-family residential structures upon the property and, upon completion of the same, transfer of the same to persons qualified to receive CDBG assistance under applicable law (CFR 24 Parts 0 to 199 and 500 to 699) and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant agreement. 

The first home shall be built for Courtney Blair, who currently resides at 600 Price Lane, Texarkana, Arkansas, 71854.  Second home shall be built for a candidate who meets all income qualifications for low-to-moderate-income persons at a later date.  Candidate shall be approved by the City prior to Habitat for Humanity entering into any agreements or construction.

BOARD ACTION: The City Manager and staff recommend board approval.

EMERGENCY CLAUSE:  NONE NEEDED

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. ______

            WHEREAS, in 2006, the City, in its capacity as an administrator of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), acquired the following real property (the “Property”), which is currently unimproved and specifically described as:

All of Lot One (1) and Lot Two (2) of BLESSING PLACE, a subdivision to the City of Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas, as per the map or plat recorded as Document 2018R005753 of the Records of Miller County, Arkansas.

WHEREAS, the City’s CDBG program has received an application from Habitat for Humanity Texarkana for the grant of the Property so said organization may construct a home thereon for the ultimate use and ownership by a certain city resident identified in said application; and

WHEREAS, the application, proposed use and proposed Property disposition are all in accordance with CDBG rules and regulations and, specifically, qualify for CDBG grant assistance of the nature requested; and

WHEREAS, award of the grant will be conditioned on the Grantee’s execution of a Grant Agreement placing certain obligations and conditions on the grant, all as required by CDBG; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager and the City’s CDBG program administrator recommend approval of the grant request;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that the grant request described above is approved, that the City Manager is authorized to execute a Grant Agreement memorializing the terms of the grant and the grantee’s obligations there under and, further, in connection with said Grant Agreement to execute a deed to the Property disposing of the same in accordance with said Grant Agreement and for the purposes set forth herein. 

 

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 20th day of August, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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Heather Soyars, City Clerk

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

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George M. Matteson, City Attorney