Special Council session set for Monday

June 14, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Because of a pending deadline, Portsmouth City Council has called a special meeting for Monday night at 6 p.m. to authorize Mayor David Malone to submit an application for a Fiscal Year 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $82,000.

The ordinance would authorize application and accepting of a grant and the obligations that go with such a grant, if funded. It would also declare the measure to be an emergency.

The emergency status is in effect because the city must submit the application to the state of Ohio by June 21 of this year.

If the grant request is funded, the city acknowledges and pledges to comply with all conditions and assurances of the CDBG program, such as fair housing, equal opportunity, Uniform Act and other federal and state regulations as applicable. It authorizes the Mayor to enter into a contract with the State of Ohio for the amount of the CDBG grant and authorizes the Mayor to sign said contract. The Mayor would also be authorized to sign other documents, including but not limited to Environmental Review Records, OHPO coordination materials, pay requests, contracts, etc.

The ordinance is a Consent Agenda item which means it does not require three readings.

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