ADOPTED - JULY 26, 2005
Agenda Item No. 19
Introduced by the County Services and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT BETWEEN SHERIDAN LAND CONSULTING AND INGHAM COUNTY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE INGHAM COUNTY AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION BOARD
WHEREAS, Ingham County desires to provide for the effective long-term protection and preservation of farmland in Ingham County from the pressure of increasing residential and commercial development; and
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners adopted the Ingham County Farmland Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance in July 2004; and
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Farmland Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance authorized the establishment of the Ingham County Agricultural Preservation Board to oversee the Farmland Preservation Program; and
WHEREAS, the County Services and Finance Committees approved the Agricultural Preservation Board to seek proposals for technical assistance; and
WHEREAS, the Purchasing Department solicited proposals for technical assistance; and
WHEREAS, the Agricultural Preservation Board has recommended Sheridan Land Consulting be awarded a contract to provide technical assistance.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes a contract with Sheridan Land Consulting in an amount not exceeding $35,000 for technical assistance to the Ingham County Agricultural Preservation Board as outlined and required in the County's Request For Proposal (#40-05, dated June 8, 2005), or as further negotiated between Sheridan Land Consulting, the Ingham County Controller, and the Chair of the Agricultural Preservation Board.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Controller is authorized to establish a budget for the Ingham County Agricultural Preservation Board and transfer up to $35,000 from the Contingency Fund.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board Chairperson and County Clerk are authorized to sign contract documents consistent with this resolution after approval as to form by the County Attorney.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Vickers
Nays: Severino Absent: None Approved 7/19/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: Thomas Approved 7/20/05