RESOLUTION #10-99

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF CITY OF MONTICELLO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND AGREEMENT TO AMEND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO INCLUDE THE SMART PLANNING PRINCIPLES IN CONFORMANCE WITH CHAPTER 18B OF THE IOWA CODE

WHEREAS, the during the 2010 Legislative Session, the Iowa Legislature enacted Senate File 2389 (the “Act”), creating the I-Jobs II Program and providing for I-Jobs grant funding to assist in the development and completion of public construction projects relating to disaster prevention; and

WHEREAS, the Act also created new chapter 18B of the Iowa Code, which provides, inter alia, that local governments shall consider and may apply certain planning principles, denominated by the Act as “Smart Planning Principles” during the deliberation of all appropriate planning, zoning, development, and resource management decisions; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Sec. 88 of the Act, only cities or counties that apply “smart planning principles and guidelines pursuant to sections 18B.1 and 18B.2, …, may submit an application to the Iowa jobs board for financial assistance for a local infrastructure competitive grant for an eligible project under the program’; and

WHEREAS, the City of Monticello desires or may desire to apply for I-Jobs II grant funding for one or more eligible projects within the City, to wit:

1. The completion of the Sewer Treatment Plant protective Levee and acquisition of necessary pumping equipment.

NOW THEREFORE, the City of Monticello hereby resolves as follows:

1. The City shall promptly perform a review to determine the potential advantages and disadvantages to the City of amending its comprehensive plan utilizing Smart Planning Principles in conformance with the Act.

2. In the event the City is awarded one or more grants under the Iowa Jobs II local infrastructure competitive grant program pursuant to the Act, the City shall complete the amendment of its comprehensive plan utilizing smart planning principles in conformance with new chapter 18B within three years of the award of such grant(s).