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RESOLUTION NO. 08RS015 Resolution authorizing City of Viroqua to enter into a fiscal agent agreement with the Nuzum Foundation for a pilot groundwater study WHEREAS, groundwater provides the sole source of drinking water for most of the driftless area of Wisconsin, including Viroqua; and WHEREAS, the area has a known karstic geology consisting of irregular limestone bedrock with sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns: and WHEREAS, it is important to protect groundwater resources for public safety and long term sustainability; and WHEREAS, a group of state, local and private interests have joined to pursue a pilot groundwater study based largely on volunteer efforts, supplemented by a Nuzum Foundation grant to fund out of pocket costs of the study; and WHEREAS, the proposed pilot study is limited in scope to a small part of the Kickapoo River Watershed in the vicinity of the City and Town of Viroqua, but can be expanded as resources permit; and WHEREAS, the study is designed to expand knowledge of local hydrogeology and to discover and map vulnerable groundwater areas to aid in decision-making on land use and management; and WHEREAS, the Nuzum Foundation requires a governmental unit to act as fiscal agent for the grant; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Viroqua, that it hereby endorsed and supports the proposed pilot groundwater study and the application for the Nuzum Foundation grant; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the officers of the City of Viroqua are hereby authorized to enter into a fiscal agent agreement with the Nuzum Foundation for the proposed study. Adopted this 32 __ day of Attest: Jon Severson, Clerk