. Resolution 7 of 2022 In Support of the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory

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. Resolution 7 of 2022 In Support of the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory

Postby City Clerk » Fri May 27, 2022 8:42 am

RESOLUTION NO. 7 of 2022

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE ACADIANA CRIMINALISTICS LABORATORY DISTRICT CAPITAL OUTLAY REQUEST FOR FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT AND EQUIP A NEW ACADIANA CRIMINALISTICS LABORATORY; COMMITTING TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $44,305.00 SHOULD SAID CAPITAL OUTLAY REQUEST BE FUNDED BY THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND LOCAL MATCHING FUNDS BE REQUIRED; PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF; AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

WHEREAS, the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory District is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana operating the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory for the purpose of crime detection, prevention, investigation and other related criminal investigative services; and

WHEREAS, the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory District boundaries include the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion; and

WHEREAS, the current Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory facility is in need of repairs, expansion and upgrading to meet the increased demand for its services by the law enforcement, prosecutorial, and judicial community; and

WHEREAS, the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory District has submitted a Capital Outlay Request to the State of Louisiana for funding to plan, construct and equip a much-needed new Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory, including office, evidence storage and laboratory space; and

WHEREAS, the new Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory will be built on an approximately three (3) acre tract of land owned by the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory District located adjacent to or near the current Crime Lab facility; and

WHEREAS, the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory Project is extremely important to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Acadiana Region; and

WHEREAS, most Capital Outlay Requests require some level of local matching funds; and

WHEREAS, Board of Alderman of the City of Jeanerette wishes to express its full and complete support of the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory District Capital Outlay Request and its commitment to provide its pro-rata share of any required matching funds should the Request be funded.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Alderman of the City of Jeanerette hereby expresses its full and complete support of the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory District Capital Outlay Request to the State of Louisiana for funding to plan, construct and equip a new Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory to be located on land owned by the District located adjacent to or near the current Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory facility.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Alderman of the City of Jeanerette also commits to cooperate with the Administrative Branch of the City of Jeanerette to use their best efforts to provide funding of up to $44,305.00 should the Capital Outlay Request made by the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory District be funded by the State of Louisiana and local matching funds required.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption by the Board of Alderman of the City of Jeanerette and approval by the Mayor.

This Resolution having been submitted to a vote; by motion of Alderman Bourgeois an on second by Alderman Clark the vote thereon was as follows:

Yea: Alderman Lancon, Alderman Ward, Alderman Bourgeois, Alderwoman Moore and Alderman Clark
Nay: None
Abstain: None
Absence: None
Motion passed.

And the Resolution was declared adopted this 19th day of May, 2022.

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C E R T I F I C A T E
I, Susan Colden, hereby certify that I am the City Clerk of the City of Jeanerette, and that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Jeanerette on the 19th of May, 2022 at which time a quorum was present and voting.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE CITY OF JEANERETTE, this 19th day of May, 2022, at Jeanerette, Louisiana.


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SUSAN COLDEN CITY CLERK CITY OF JEANERETTE

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