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3627 - RESOLUTION NO. 3,627 A RESOLUTION AUTHOR I Z ING THE CITY MANAGER TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR WEST END PARK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, Title VII of the Housing Act of 1961, as amended, provides for the making of grants by the Housing and Home Finance Administrator to States and local public bodies to assist them in the acquisition and development of permanent interests in land for open-space uses where such assistance is needed for carrying out a unified or officially coordinated program for the provision and development of open-space land as part of the comprehensively planned development of the urban area; and WHEREAS, the City of Little Rock, herein sometimes referred to as "Applicant" desires to develop certain land known as West End Park, which land is to be held and used for permanent open-space land for Park and Recreation purposes; and WHEREAS, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the regulations of the Housing and Home Finance Agency effectuating that Title, provide that no person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, or national origin in the use of the land acquired and/or developed; and WHEREAS, it is recognized that the contract for Federal grant will impose certain obligations and responsibilities upon the Applicant and will require among other things (1) assurances that families and individuals displaced as a result of the open-space land project will be relocated into decent, safe, and sanitary housing, (2) compliance with Federal labor standards, and (3) com- pliance with Federal requirements relating to equal employment opportunity; and WHEREAS, the land proposed to be developed for open-space f uses was acquired with a Federal grant under Title VII of the Housing Act of 1961, as amended; and WHEREAS, it is estimated that the cost of development of said land will be $50,O00.00; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: -2- SECTION 1. That an application be made to the Housing and Home Finance Agency for a grant in an amount authorized by Title VII of the Housing Act of 1961, as amended, which amount is pre- sently estimated to be $25,000.00, and that the Applicant will pay the balance of the cost from other funds available to it. SECTION 2. That the City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to execute and to file such application with the Housing and Home Finance Agency, to provide additional information and to furnish such documents as may be required by said Agency, to execute such contracts as are required by said Agency, and to act as the authorized correspondent of the Applicant. SECTION 3. That the proposed acquisition and development is in accordance with plans for the allocation of land for open- space uses, and that, should said grant be made, the Applicant will acquire, develop, and retain said land for the uses designated in said application and approved by the Housing and Home Finance Agency. SECTION 4. That the United States of America and the Housing and Home Finance Administrator be, and they hereby are, assured of full compliance by the Applicant with regulations of the Housing and Home Finance Agency effectuating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. SECTION 5. That the United States of America and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development be, and they hereby are assured of full compliance by the applicant with the Federal labor standards imposed under Title 7 of the Housing Act of 1961, as amended. I ADOPTED: September 6, 1966 .01,// n � .ATTEST: %�q..X APPROVED: ��'� p City Clerk Mayo,