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RESOLUTION 2014-2

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER
INTO AN INFORMAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF
SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS, AND THE CITY OF JOHNSON,
ARKANSAS, REGARDING THE FIRST PHASE OF THE
EXTENSION OF 56™ STREET SOUTH FROM DON TYSON
PARKWAY TO JOHNSON MILL BOULEVARD.
WHEREAS, the City of Springdale, Arkansas, is in the process of making improvements to 56th
Street, and is contemplating extending 56" Street south from Don Tyson Parkway to Johnson Mill
Boulevard:
WHEREAS, the City of Springdale, Arkansas, and the City of Johnson, Arkansas, jointly applied
for and were approved for a Surface Transportation Program-Attributable STP-A grant in the amount of
$400,000, with a $100,000 local match (the City of Springdale's portion being $70,000 and the City of
Johnson's portion being $30,000);
WHEREAS, since a portion of the 56th Street improvements will be located in the City of
Johnson, Arkansas, and a portion of the 56th Street improvements will be located in the City' of
Springdale, Arkansas, the City of Springdale, Arkansas, and the City' of Johnson, Arkansas, wisli to enter
into an interlocal agreement to memorialize the specifics of the extension of 56th Street from Don Tyson
Parkway to Johnson Mill Boulevard;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 25-20-104, the City of Springdale, Arkansas, and the
City of Johnson, Arkansas, are granted the authority to enter into such interlocal agreement, with the
approval of the Arkansas Attorney General and filing the Agreement with the Washington County Clerk
and the Arkansas Secretary of State;
WHEREAS, obtaining approval of the Interlocal Agreement by the Attorney General requires
several weeks and there are time constraints associated with the STP-A grant mentioned above;
WHEREAS, A.C.A. 25-20-104 at subsection (h) authorizes cities to cooperate with one another
on an informal basis.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, that the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into an informal agreement with the City' of
Springdale, Arkansas, to accomplish Phase I as described in the Interlocal Agreement conditionally
approved by Resolution 2014- <$?/ and to confirm such by letter to Mayor Doug Sprouse.