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File #: 59150    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing a change to legal documents entered into between the City of Madison and Center for Resilient Cities and Community Groundworks to reflect the merger of the two agencies and a name change to Rooted WI, Inc.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/15/2020 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Enactment date: 3/2/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00139
Title: Authorizing a change to legal documents entered into between the City of Madison and Center for Resilient Cities and Community Groundworks to reflect the merger of the two agencies and a name change to Rooted WI, Inc.
Sponsors: Christian A. Albouras, Shiva Bidar, Samba Baldeh, Zachary Henak, Arvina Martin, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Fiscal Note
No additional City appropriation required.
Title
Authorizing a change to legal documents entered into between the City of Madison and Center for Resilient Cities and Community Groundworks to reflect the merger of the two agencies and a name change to Rooted WI, Inc.
Body
Background:
The City of Madison Community Development Division has been notified that Center for Resilient Cities and Community Groundworks have merged to form a single entity. As a result of the merger, the new Board of Directors approved a change to the legal name of the newly formed organization to Rooted WI, Inc.
Authorized by the 2020 City of Madison Operating Budget, adopted by Common Council on November 12, 2019 (Legistar #57501), Center for Resilient Cities received an allocation of $80,000 to fund the operations at Badger Rock Neighborhood Center located at 501 Badger Rock. In addition, Community Groundworks received an allocation of $23,500 to fund community building and engagement activities through community gardens citywide. Common Council must authorize the execution of a new Purchase of Service contract (totaling $103,500) to Rooted WI, Inc., to transfer authorization of the funds and services to the new legal entity.

Action:
WHEREAS, the Common Council previously authorized in the approved 2020 City of Madison Operating Budget an allocation of $80,000 to Center for Resilient Cities for center support and $23,500 to Community Groundworks for community gardens: and,

WHEREAS, Center for Resilient Cities and Community Groundworks have merged into a single entity and has changed its legal name to Rooted WI, Inc.; and,

WHEREAS, this change to the entity’s legal name is merely administrative in nature, and does not alter the scope of the projects previously approved by the Community Services Committee, Community Development Block Grant Committee or Common Council.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the name Rooted WI, Inc. will replace Center for Resilient Citie...

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