City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
16-R-4585

A RESOLUTION BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT A BROWNFIELDS COMMUNITY-WIDE ASSESSMENT GRANT FROM THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA TO ENTER INTO ANY NECESSARY AGREEMENTS WITH THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) IN CONNECTION WITH THIS GRANT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Planning and Community DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:Community DevelopmentFunctions:Law - Jeff Haymore

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking application for the Brownfields Assessment Grants to provide funds to inventory, characterize, assess and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites.

 

WHEREAS, The goals of the City’s Brownfield Program are to improve the quality of life, revitalize neighborhoods and increase the City’s tax base by: encouraging sustainable redevelopment of brownfield sites, protecting human health and the environment, supporting the retention and attraction of jobs, maximizing the effectiveness of the Brownfield Program through collaborative efforts, and educating and engaging with the community about the Brownfield Program, and

 

WHEREAS, the redevelopment of brownfields is an important element in City planning documents, including the Comprehensive Development Plan, Redevelopment Plans and Livable Centers Initiative Plans and the Atlanta Area Wide Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City, through previous assessment grants awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has identified and assessed potential brownfield sites throughout the City in order to protect the environment, reduce blight, reclaim land, and redevelop brownfields; and

WHEREAS, Brownfield Assessment grants provide funding to inventory, characterize, assess and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required local governments submit Brownfields grant applications by December, 2016.

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES, that the Mayor or his designee is hereby authorized to apply for and accept grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000).

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, this grant award does not require cost sharing or match funding.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor or his designee is authorized to enter into any required agreements for creation and implementation of the program and grant.

 

BE IT FINALY RESOLVED,  that the application and any agreement will not become binding on the City and the City will incur no liability or obligation under it until it has been approved by the City Attorney as to form, executed by the Mayor, attested to by the Municipal Clerk, and delivered to U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Meeting History

Nov 15, 2016 12:30 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:FAVORABLE [5 TO 0]
MOVER:Joyce M Sheperd, Vice Chair, District 12
SECONDER:Kwanza Hall, District 2
AYES:Andre Dickens, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Michael Julian Bond, Kwanza Hall, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Cleta Winslow
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [13 TO 0]
MOVER:Alex Wan, Councilmember, District 6
SECONDER:Clarence "C. T." Martin, Councilmember, District 10
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Cleta Winslow
AWAY:Carla Smith