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Res 96-06 Participation in Tarrant County's Community Development Block Grant ProgramTOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 96-6 A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE PARTICIPATION IN TARRANT COUNTY'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE THREE PROGRAM YEAR PERIOD, FISCAL YEAR 1997 THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 1999. WHEREAS, Title I of the Housing and Community Act of 1974, as amended through the Housing and Community Act of 1992, establishes a program of community development block grants, for the specific purpose of developing viable communities, by providing decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income, and WHEREAS, Title 11 of the Cranston -Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, establishes the HOME Investment Partnership Act to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for very low-income and low-income Americans, and WHEREAS, Tarrant County has been designated an "Urban County" by the Department of Housing and Urban Development entitled to a formula share of community Development Block Grant and HOME program funds provided said County has a combined population of 200,000 persons in its unincorporated areas and units of general local government with which it has entered into cooperative agreements, and WHEREAS, Article III, Section 64 of the Texas Constitution authorizes Texas counties to enter into cooperative agreements with local governments for essential Community Development and Housing Assistance activities, and WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake shall not apply for grants under the Small Cities or State CDBG Program from appropriations for fiscal years during the period in which it is participating in Tarrant County's CDBG program, and WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake shall not participate in a HOME consortium except through Tarrant County, regardless of whether Tarrant County receives a HOME formula allocation, and WHEREAS, through cooperative agreements Tarrant County has authority to carry activities funded from annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program Allocation from Federal Fiscal Years 1997, 1998, and 1999 appropriations and from any program income generated from the expenditure of such funds, and Resolution 96-6 Page 2 WHEREAS, Tarrant County and the Town of Westlake agree to cooperate to undertake, or assist in undertaking, community renewal and lower income housing assistance activities, specifically urban renewal and publicly assisted housing, and WHEREAS, Tarrant County will not fund activities in support of any cooperating unit of general government that does not affirmatively further fair housing within its own jurisdiction or that impedes the county's actions to comply with its fair housing certification, and WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake has adopted and is enforcing a policy prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies within its jurisdiction against any individuals engaged in non-violent civil rights demonstration, and WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake has adopted and is enforcing a policy of enforcing applicable State and local laws against physically barring entrance to or exit from a facility or location which is the subject of such non-violent civil rights demonstrations within jurisdictions, and WHEREAS, Tarrant County and the Town of Westlake shall take all actions necessary to assure compliance with the Urban County's certification required by Section 104 (b) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Section 109 of Title I of the Housing Community Development Act of 1974, and other applicable laws, and WHEREAS, prior to disbursing any CDBG or HOME Program funds to a subrecipient, Tarrant County shall sign a written agreement with such subrecipient, and WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake agrees to inform the county of any income generated by the expenditure of CDBG funds received, and that any such program income must be paid to the county to be used for eligible activities in accordance with all Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program requirements, and WHEREAS, in accordance with 24 CFR 570.501 (b), Tarrant County is responsible for, ensuring that CDBG funds are used in accordance with all program requirements, including monitoring and reporting to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the use of program income and that in the event of close-out or change in status of the Town of Westlake, and program income that is on hand or received subsequent to the close-out of change in status shall be paid to the county, and Resolution 96-6 Page 3 WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake agrees to notify Tarrant County if any modification or change in the use of the real property from that planned at the time of acquisition or improvement including disposition, and further agrees to reimburse the County in an amount equal to the current fair market value (less any portion thereof attributable to expenditure of non-CDBG funds) of property acquired or improved with CDBG funds that is sold or transferred for a use which does not qualify under the CDBG regulations, and WHEREAS, any money generated from disposition or transfer of property will be treated as program income and returned to the county prior to or subsequent to the close-out, change of status or termination of the cooperation agreement between county and the Town of Westlake; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town of Westlake, that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas supports the application of Tarrant County funding of Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Cranston -Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, and asks that its population be included for three successive years with that of Tarrant County, Texas to carry out Community Development Program Activities Eligible for Assistance under Public Law 93-383, and Affordable Housing activities under Public Law 101-625, and authorizes the Mayor of Westlake, Texas to sign such additional forms as requested by the Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to the purposes of the Resolution, and further that the Town of Westlake, Texas understands that Tarrant County will have final responsibility for selecting projects and filing annual grant requests. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, this agreement will automatically be renewed for participation in successive three-year qualification periods, unless Tarrant County or the Town of Westlake provides written notice it elects not to participate in a new qualification period. Tarrant County will notify the Town of Westlake in writing of its right to make to such election on the date specified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban in HUD's urban county qualification notice for the next qualification period. Any amendments or changes contained within the Urban County Qualification Notice applicable for a subsequent three-year urban county qualification period must by adopted by Tarrant County and the Town of Westlake, and submitted to HUD. Failure by either party to adopt such an amendment to the agreement will void the automatic renewal of this agreement. This agreement remains in effect until CDBG, HOME funds, and income received to the fiscal 1997, 1998, 1999 programs, and to any successive qualification periods provided through the automatic renewal of this agreement, are expended and the funded activities completed, neither Tarrant County not the Town of Westlake may terminate or withdraw from the agreement while the agreement remains in effect. Resolution 96-6 Page 4 Official notice of amendments or changes applicable for a subsequent three-year urban county agreement shall be in writing and be mailed by certified mail to the Town Secretary of the Town of Westlake. Any notice of changes or amendments to this agreement by the Town of Westlake to Tarrant County shall be in writing to the Tarrant County Community Development Division Director. PASSED AND APPROVED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake this 10`h day of June, 1996. Scott Bradley, Mayor ATTEST: , - . (2A a 14, �gac rLCI&,swy, Town Secret APPROVED AS TO FORM: K I X/'�z Paul C. Isham, Town Attorney