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File #: 16-1243    Version: 1 Name: 9/6/16 ACEP Agreement to Accept Grant Funds
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2016 Final action: 9/6/2016
Enactment date: 9/6/2016 Enactment #: R-16-346
Title: Resolution Approving Cooperative Agreement Amendment between the United States of America Commodity Credit Corporation and the City of Ann Arbor for the Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and to Accept Additional Grant Funds in the Amount of $141,120.00, for a Total Award Amount of $522,340.00
Title
Resolution Approving Cooperative Agreement Amendment between the United States of America Commodity Credit Corporation and the City of Ann Arbor for the Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and to Accept Additional Grant Funds in the Amount of $141,120.00, for a Total Award Amount of $522,340.00
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a Cooperative Agreement Amendment between the United States of America Commodity Credit Corporation and the City of Ann Arbor for Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) grant funds for the Greenbelt application detailed below.

On September 21, 2015, the City Council approved a Cooperative Agreement between the United States of America Commodity Credit Corporation and the City of Ann Arbor and to accept grant funds in the amount of $381,220.00 towards the purchase of Development Rights (PDR) on two properties owned by Lloyd and Betty Guenther in Lodi Township (Resolution No. R-15-314).

On January 4, 2016, the City Council approved a grant application for the ACEP Program for the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) on a property owned by the Donald H. Drake Trust in Lodi Township (Resolution No. R-16-005).

The City recently received notice that the NRCS - ACEP Program has awarded the City of Ann Arbor $141,120.00 towards the purchase of the development rights on the Donald H. Drake Trust property, increasing the total grant amount from the originally awarded $381,220.00 to $522,340.00.

Acceptance of the additional grant funds and approval of a Cooperative Agreement with NRCS-ACEP Program for FY 2016, including the additional funds, is recommended.
Staff
Prepared by: Ruth Thornton, Greenbelt Program Manager, The Conservation Fund
Reviewed by: Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Howard Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor and the United States have mutual interests in preventing the conversion of agricultura...

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