Resolution directing City Administrator to request reimbursement from Monticello Community School District in the amount of $22,853.33, same representing one-half of the expenses related to the cancelled childcare project that were not reimbursed by way of the Community Development Block Grant.

WHEREAS, the City of Monticello and the Monticello Community School District entered into various agreements, and passed a joint resolution, becoming partners on the Monticello Community Childcare project, and

WHEREAS, for various reasons, the Childcare project was cancelled, the School formally withdrawing their support for the project due to financial concerns brought about by State budget cuts, and

WHEREAS, during the course of the project the City paid all accruing bills with the expectation that same would be fully reimbursed through the grants, donations, and pledges made to the project, and

WHEREAS, Due to the cancellation of the project the City was only able to receive partial reimbursement of expenses, same totaling $90,166.65, said reimbursement being from the Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $44,460, leaving an unreimbursed balance in the amount of $45,706.65, and

WHEREAS, The Council finds it appropriate to request payment from its’ partner on this project, the Monticello Community School District, in the amount of $22,853.33

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Monticello, Iowa does hereby direct the City Administrator to formally request payment from the Monticello School District in the amount of $22,853.33 and to bring this issue back to the City Council for further consideration should the District indicate the inability to make said payment.