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RESOLUTION NO. 2020- 7 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ACCEPTING A <br />GRANT FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, <br />DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, <br />DIVISION OF BOATING AND WATERWAYS FOR THE <br />SURRENDERED AND ABANDONED VESSEL <br />EXCHANGE PROGRAM <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach ("City") is desirous of preserving and <br />promoting uses that contribute to the charm and character of Newport Harbor; <br />WHEREAS, the City uses local, county, state and federal regulations to remove <br />abandoned and surrendered vessels from City controlled areas of Newport Harbor; <br />WHEREAS, the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division <br />of Boating and Waterways ("Division") is authorized to distribute grants, through the <br />Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange Program ("SAVE Program"), to local <br />public agencies that have jurisdiction over navigable waterways in California for the <br />removal of abandoned and surrendered vessels; <br />WHEREAS, the City submitted a grant application to the Division through the <br />SAVE Program seeking funds for the City's vessel removal program in Newport Harbor; <br />WHEREAS, the Division reviewed and approved the City's grant application and <br />authorized the award of One Hundred Seventy -Five Thousand Dollars and 00/100 <br />($175,000.00) ("Grant Funds") to partially fund the City's removal of abandoned and <br />surrendered vessels from Newport Harbor ("Grant"), subject to the terms and conditions <br />of the Grant Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Attachment 1 and <br />incorporated herein by this reference; and <br />WHEREAS, in accordance with City Council Policy F-25 "Grant Administration", <br />the City Council hereby intends to approve and accept the Grant. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach resolves as <br />follows.. <br />Section 1: The City Council hereby approves and accepts the Grant, made <br />available through the SAVE Program and administered by the Division, subject to the <br />terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement. <br />Section 2: The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the Grant <br />Agreement and any documents necessary for the City to secure payment of the Grant <br />Funds and effectuate the purposes for which the Grant was awarded. <br />