01-0185R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SALVATION ARMY RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF EMERGENCY ENERGY ASSISTANCE FUNDS.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with the Salvation Army, under which the Salvation Army would administer an emergency energy assistance program using $16,086 in funds that the city will receive from the Ordean Foundation for such purpose, which agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ________; payment by the city will be made from the general fund, other functions, Agency 015, Miscellaneous 2020, Object MS14.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution approves an agreement with the Salvation Army to administer an emergency energy assistance program using monies which the city will receive during 2000 from the Ordean Foundation for such purpose. Under the program, the Salvation Army will pay utility bills during the 2000-2001 heating season for households that are eligible for assistance under its energy assistance crisis program guidelines. The payment in the amount of $16,086 is made by the foundation to the city on an annual basis pursuant to an agreement with the housing authority made at the time it purchased the property on which its building is located. The 2001 program guidelines remain the same as the 2000 program.