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RESOLUTION NO. 76-86 <br /> A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING UNDERFINANCING OF FEDERAL AID URBAN <br /> SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS <br /> WHEREAS, the Northwest Municipal Conference is a corporate organization <br /> representative of municipalities and townships chartered within the State <br /> of Illinois and the County of Cook; and <br /> WHEREAS, Article III, Section 20, of the ConstltULIUcl V1 uie ´┐ŻL-Ll <br /> of Illinois, and Chapter 127, paragraphs 741 through 748 of the Illinois <br /> Revised Statutes, authorize and encourage intergovernmental association <br /> and cooperation; and <br /> WHEREAS, the public officials of the Northwest Municipal Conference <br /> represent thirty-six (36) local governmental bodies (including the Chicago <br /> Area Transportation Study Northwest Region) and a population of over 930,000 <br /> Illinois residents; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Surface Transportation Act of 1982 is due to expire on <br /> September 30, 1986, and the passage of the new Federal Highway Bill is <br /> imminent; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Bill will address the ratio of federal match to local <br /> contribution toward the planning, engineering and construction of federal <br /> aid urban system improvements and other federal highway improvements; and <br /> WHEREAS, the House version of HB-3169 does not include a provision for <br /> the option of underfinancing of FAUS improvements; and <br /> WHEREAS, underfinancing is an important tool that would allow state <br /> and local governments to provide a higher level of local contribution and <br /> thus stretch limited federal funds for greater effectiveness. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Trustees <br /> of the Village of Elk Grove Village, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois to <br /> call upon the members of the House of Representatives Surface Transporation <br /> Committee and members of the House of Representatives to support the inclusion <br /> of flexibility of financing or "underfinancing" of federal funded highway <br /> projects in the new Surface Transportation Act. <br />