Granville Community Calendar

RESOLUTION NO. 09-26

BY: Councilmember Barsky

RESOLUTION NO. 09-26

A RESOLUTION TO RATIFY THE DECISION BY THE GRANVILLE VILLAGE COUNCIL TO ALLOCATE $7,000 TO THE KIWANIS CLUB OF GRANVILLE IN SUPPORT OF THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY TO BE HELD ON JULY 2, 2009

WHEREAS, the Kiwanis Club of Granville has requested funding assistance from the Village for the annual community fireworks display to be held on July 2, 2009; and

WHEREAS, the fireworks display is an integral part of the Granville 4th of July Festival, which has been a Granville community institution for over thirty years; and

WHEREAS, the fireworks display is the largest single community gathering in Granville and attracts an estimated crowd of 6,000; and

WHEREAS, a significant number of those attending the fireworks display are visitors to the community and many of those visitors support other businesses and activities while they are in the community; and

WHEREAS, the Kiwanis Club of Granville normally relies on private sponsors to provide the funds for the fireworks display; and

WHEREAS, because of the current economic recession, the private funding for the fireworks has not materialized; and

WHEREAS, the Village Council, at its meeting on April 15, 2009, voted to allocate $7,000 from the Village's general funds to the Kiwanis Club of Granville for the fireworks display to be held on July 2, 2009.  

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of the Village Granville, Ohio, that:

Section 1.  The Village Council hereby ratifies its decision of April 15, 2009 to allocate $7,000 from the Village general funds to the Kiwanis Club of Granville for the fireworks display to be held on July 2, 2009.

Section 2. This allocation constitutes a public purpose for the following reasons:

a. It will promote the general welfare, prosperity, and contentment of Village residents;

b. It will promote tourism within the Village of Granville and stimulate the Village economy;

c. It will support an essential element of a special community event that will have significant public and community appeal; and,

d. The funding of fireworks displays is a common expenditure by other Ohio municipalities.

Section 3. The allocation of $7,000 shall come out of the funds previously appropriated by Ordinance No. 17-2008 in the Contractual Services line item (230) in the Business Development program (A1-4-X).

Section 4. The Village Manager is hereby authorized and directed to enter into an "outcome" based agreement with the Kiwanis Club of Granville that will outline the amount of funds to be provided, the timing for the disbursement of the funds, the relative responsibilities of the Kiwanis Club and the Village of Granville, and the reporting that will be required, including a financial statement to document how the funds were spent as well as the program accomplishments. The contract shall also note that this is a one-time allocation that is not intended to be ongoing. 

Section 5: This resolution shall take effect and be in full force immediately upon passage.

Passed this 6th day of May 2009.

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