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2255 ResolutionRESOLUTION NO A RESOLUTION urging creation of a Franklin County Public Facilities District WHEREAS, the Trade Recreation and Agricultural Center (TRAC) was jointly developed over the past six years by Franklin County and the City of Pasco, but is operated by Franklin County under the provisions of interlocal agreements and with oversight by an advisory committee, and WHEREAS, the City desires that a convention center be added to the TRAC facility, but recognizes the inability of the City or Franklin County to inchvidually or jointly accomplish the project due to current debt capacity limitations or reservations, and WHEREAS, RCW 36 100, the so-called 'Manners Legislation" enacted in the 1995 special session of the state legislature, expanded authority for each county within the state to create a public facilities district, the sole purpose of which is the construction and operation of certain entertainment facilities, such as TRAC and a convention center, and WHEREAS, the public facilities district would possess statutory authority to place the convention center project before the voters of the district and would also possess its own debt capacity sufficient in amount to support construction of a convention center without imposing on the reserved or limited debt capacities of the City of Pasco or Franklin County, and WHEREAS, the public facilities district represents an immediate opportunity to carry out the convention center planning and place the matter before the voters of the district within the next 12 months, and WHEREAS, a public facilities district woulealso present the opportunity to transfer ownership of and/or operation of the TRAC facility from Franklin County, thereby reducing or eliminating the associated operational burdens being experienced by Franklin County due to its obligations under the interlocal agreement, and WHEREAS, the City recognizes the financial concerns and limitations of Franklin County in creating such a district and is willing to provide for the imtial operating expense of the district, as well as fully finance the convention center planning cost to the point of a ballot proposition for such a project, and WHEREAS, immediate creation of a public facilities district is necessary in order that appropriate planning and preparations can be accomplished in time to permit a thoroughly planned project to be presented to the district's voters by spring 1997, NOW, THEREFORE, Charles D Kilbury, M yor THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PASCO, WASHINGTON, DO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS Section 1 That the Board of Commissioners of Franklin County is urged hereby to cause the creation of a Franklin County Public Facilities District, consistent with RCW 36 100, within 30 calendar days of the date of this Resolution Section 2 That the Franklin County Commissioners and Pasco City Council make their respective appointments to the new district board, consistent with RCW 36 100, not later than August 6, 1996 Section 3 That the City will contract with the pubhc facihties district to provide at least 12 months reasonable start-up and operating expenses, to be determined through an interlocal agreement between the City of Pasco and the new district Section 4 That the City will also contract with the new district for the conduct of all necessary planning, design, and consulting work necessary to develop a final plan for a convention center addition to the TRAC facihty and its presentation to the voters of the district PASSED by the City Council of the City of Pasco at a regular meeting this 3rd day of June, 1996 CI 0' 'ASCO ATTEST Catherine D Seaman, Deputy City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM Leland B. Kerr, City Attorney Resolution No urmg creation of a Franklin County Public Facilities District - Page 2