Resolution 29-06 Joint Powers Agreement
APPROVING A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT FOR THE IRON RANGE NETWORK
WHEREAS, the Joint Powers Act provides that two or more governmental units may jointly or cooperatively exercise any power common to them or any similar powers; and
WHEREAS, the City of Mountain Iron wants to enter into this Agreement for the purpose of (i) creating the “Iron Range Network JPA” as a separate legal entity; and (ii) studying the feasibility of constructing and operating a telecommunications system that would provide high-speed broadband voice, video and data access for internal use by the Members and on a wholesale basis, to residential, commercial and other entities within the boundaries of the Members; and
WHEREAS, this joint effort in creating a wholesale telecommunications utility is anticipated to make the most efficient use of the Members� powers in a mutually advantageous way, including the benefit of economy of scale, which will facilitate superior services to residences and businesses; enhance government administration; provide more functional buildings and grounds; support better educational opportunities, health care, and police and fire protection; and spur economic development.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA:
1. The City of Mountain Iron hereby approves the Joint Powers Agreement for the Iron Range Network in substantially the form attached hereto.
2. The Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer are hereby designated and authorized to act on behalf of the City of Mountain Iron to sign the Joint Powers Agreement for the Iron Range Network referred to above.
3. The approval hereby given to the Joint Powers Agreement for the Iron Range Network referred to above includes approval of such additional details therein as may be necessary and appropriate and such modifications thereof, deletions therefrom and additions thereto as may be necessary and appropriate and approved by the City Attorney and the City officials authorized herein to execute said document. Said City officials are hereby authorized to approve said changes on behalf of the City of Mountain Iron. The execution of any instrument by the appropriate officer or officers of the City herein authorized shall be conclusive evidence of the approval of such documents in accordance with the terms hereof.
DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 18th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2006.