Resolution 2011-2 – REGARDING THE FUNDING of a HISTORIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS for AMSTERDAM CITY HALL
WHEREAS, A comprehensive and accurate structural analysis of City Hall is required to adequately plan for its future under any circumstances, and;
WHEREAS, A structural analysis of a building of City Hall’s age and historical significance requires special attention to preservation standards and techniques, and that there are structural engineers with specialized training and expertise in this field, and;
WHEREAS, Preliminary discussions with at least one granting organization indicate there is a significant possibility in securing a grant for the major portion of the cost of conducting such a survey, should the City of Amsterdam be willing to partake in its cost;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT, This organization pledges itself to raise funds for 50% of the City of Amsterdam portion of any grant secured to conduct a historical structural analysis of the Amsterdam City Hall, not to exceed $3,000.00, without separate further authorization by the organization membership, and;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, That a check in the appropriate amount will be provided the Controller of the City of Amsterdam for deposit against such expense at such time as a suitable historic structural engineer is contracted, and;
BE IT ALSO FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, Should the Common Council of the City of Amsterdam determine that it will fund the City matching portion of a grant to conduct a historic structure analysis in its entirety, any funds raised for that purpose by this organization will be provided to the City for use in other preservation projects at City Hall.