Resolution R7-2003

A RESOLUTION of the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of Elkton approving the designation of a Community Legacy Area, approving the submission of a grant application to the State of Maryland, Department of Housing & Community Development, under the Community Legacy Program, and, upon receipt of grant funds, approving the financing of Community Legacy projects in the Town of Elkton.

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Commissioners recognize that there is a significant need for economic reinvestment and revitalization of municipalities in Cecil County, inclusive of the Town of Elkton; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Commissioners must designate an area within the Town of Elkton as a Community Legacy Area; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Commissioners must approve the application and description of specific projects eligible under the Community Legacy Program, which they have determined will contribute to economic reinvestment and revitalization within the Community Legacy Area; and

WHEREAS, the State of Maryland, Department of Housing and Community Development, either through the Community Legacy Program or through other programs of the Department of Housing and Community Development, or in cooperation with other State departments or agencies, may provide some or all of the financing for the Community Legacy Projects presented in the application in order to enhance the feasibility of these projects; and

WHEREAS, laws of the State of Maryland, as well as regulations of the Department of Housing & Community Development, require approval by a local governing body of the Community Legacy Area and for the expenditure of funds derived from the Community Legacy Program for approved projects.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Commissioners hereby approve and reaffirm the Community Legacy Area, as shown on the map attached hereto; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Commissioners hereby approve the projects described in the grant application under the Community Legacy Program; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Commissioners hereby approve the submission for the grant application under the Community Legacy Program, in the amount of Three Hundred Thirty Thousand Dollars ($330,000), to the State of Maryland, Department of Housing and Community Development; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Commissioners hereby designate that any and all funds received under the Community Legacy Program for the projects described in the application shall be expended for the sole purpose intended; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Commissioners direct that a copy of this Resolution be sent to the Secretary, Department of Housing & Community Development, for consideration by the Community Legacy Board.

READ AND PASSED THIS 3rd DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2003.

Attest:

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Lewis H. George, Jr., Town Administrator

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of Elkton

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Joseph L. Fisona, Mayor

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Jean A. Broomell, Commissioner

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John K. Burkley, II, Commissioner

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Charles H. Givens, Commissioner

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C. Gary Storke, Commissioner

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