By PJ Martin
The Edmonton City Council met in a special called meeting on Monday, June 20th to discuss applying for the Community Development Block Grant.
After a brief executive session to discuss property acquisition with no actions taken, they moved on to the grant. The first Resolution # 2021-22-07 was approved and gives Mayor Doug Smith the authority to sign the application for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The grant funds not exceeding $750,000, if received, will be for the construction of a community building at the Edmonton Memorial Park as part of the ongoing park project.
The second Resolution #2021-22-08 is the code of standards for all local, state, and federal funds involving the Park Project. This declares that all standards will be followed and was approved unanimously.
Resolution # 2021-22-09 concerns cost overruns with may occur in association with the construction of the community building at the Edmonton Memorial Park. The resolution declares the city as being responsible for any overages. It was also approved.
Also required in the grant process are Resolution # 2021-22-10 which states the guidelines for residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance and Resolution # 2021-22-11 which designates fair housing with regard to sale, rental, leasing, and financing with equal opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. These resolutions were also approved unanimously.