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3152 Keystone Grant 2020




Resolution of the Warren County Commissioners authorizing the filing of a proposal for funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities program.


WHEREAS,         under the Authority of Chapter 142, section 8(a), Title 22, Grants for Public Library Facilities, of the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Act (32 P.S§.2018 (a)), and section 201(15) of the Library Code (24 P.S. § 4201(15)); and



WHEREAS,         Warren County, on behalf of the Warren Public Library, desires to submit an application to the PA Department of Education’s’ Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities to provide Americans with Disabilities Act compliance renovations, electrical and network infrastructure upgrades, air conditioning and energy efficient lighting in public areas, and a new, innovative Teen Space.



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Warren County Commissioners that:


  1. The County of Warren meets the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund’s Act (32 P.S. § 2013) for a definition of a municipality and 22 PA Code §142.4 for information regarding eligibility; and


  1. The Warren County Commissioners on behalf of the Warren Public Library, are authorized and directed to execute a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities program application in the amount of $1,319,394.00 to the PA Department of Education.


  1. The Warren County Commissioners will comply with the attached State of Assurance in administration of these grant funds.


  1. The Warren Public Library, will assume the responsibility for securing the required matching amount of project funds.


  1. The Warren Public Library will reimburse the Commonwealth for any expenditure found to be ineligible.


  1. Benjamin Kafferlin, Chairman, Warren County Commissioners, is authorized to provide such assurances, certificates, and supplemental data or revised data that PA Department of Education may request in connection with the application.


Adopted this 12th day of   February 2020.


ATTEST:                                                                               WARREN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS




Pamela J. Matve, Chief Clerk                                            Benjamin Kafferlin, Chairman




Tricia D. Durbin




Jeff Eggleston




As the duly authorized representative of the applicant, I certify that the applicant:

  1. Has the legal authority to apply for a Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund library grant, and the institutional, managerial and financial capability (including funds sufficient to pay the non-state share of project costs) to ensure planning, management and completion of the project described in this application.
  2. Has duly adopted or passed by its governing body as an official act, resolution, motion or similar action authorizing the filing of the application, including all understandings and assurances contained therein, and directing and authorizing the persons identified as the official representative of the applicant to act in connection with the application and to provide such additional information as may be required.
  3. Will give the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through any authorized representative, access to and the right to examine all records, books, papers or documents related to the assistance, and will establish a proper accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards or agency directives.
  4. Will not dispose of, modify the use of, or change the terms of the real property title, or other interest in the site and facilities without permission and instructions from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
  5. Has a formal, legal relationship with the public library that the project will benefit, either by that public library being a department or unit of local government or through a contract describing mutual obligations and responsibilities.
  6. Will comply with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries with regard to the drafting, review and approval of construction plans and specifications.
  7. Will initiate and complete the work within the applicable time frame after receipt of approval of the awarding agency. Will begin work within 90 days of contract approval and complete work within 18 months.
  8. Will establish safeguards to prohibit employees from using their positions for a purpose that constitutes or presents the appearance of personal or organizational conflict of interest, or personal gain.
  9. Assures sufficient funds will be available for effective operation and maintenance of the state-aided public library or state-aided public library system.
  10. Assures the public library will provide basic library service free of charge without discrimination to all residents of the library’s service area.


  1. Will comply with the Pennsylvania Flood Plain Management Act 166 (32.P.S. § 679.101­

679.601)and the regulations issued pursuant thereto (Title 12, Chapter 113).


  1. Will comply with the Steel Products Procurement Act of March 3, 1978, (P.L.6, No. 3, §1, 73 P.S. § 1881 et, seq.).
  2. Will comply with the Trade Practices Act (71 P.S. § 773.101 et seq.).
  3. Will comply with the Public Works Contractor’s Bond Law of 1967 (8 P.S. § 191 et seq.) if the amount of the contract exceeds $5,000.
  4. Will comply with the Commonwealth Procurement Code (62 Pa. C.S. § 101 et seq.).
  5. Will include provisions to ensure compliance with the Steel Products Procurement Act(73 P.S. § 1881 et seq.), the Trade Practices Act (71 P.S. § 773.101 et seq.), the Public Works Contractor’s Bond Law of 1967 (8 P.S. § 191 et seq.), the Commonwealth Procurement Code (62 P.S. § 101 et seq.), the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act(43P.S. § 165-1 et seq.), the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (Executive Order1996-8), and the Agricultural Land Preservation Policy (Executive Order 2003-2) in all contracts and subcontracts for construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, improvement or maintenance of the public library building.
  6. Will comply with local zoning ordinances and be in compliance with Act 2000 – 68, a land use amendment to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
  7. Will comply with all environmental protections laws and will assure that no adverse environmental impact will occur as a result of this project.