[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Town of Mount Airy 4-1-1985 by resolution. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town agrees to implement the following specific affirmative action steps directed at increasing the utilization of business concerns located within the Section 3 covered area or owned by Section 3 area residents:
To identify eligible business concerns for community development block grant-assisted contracts through the Chamber of Commerce, the Urban League, local advertising media, including public signage, project area committees, citizen advisory boards, lists available through the local Housing and Urban Development program official; regional planning agencies and all other appropriate referral sources.
To maintain a list of eligible business concerns for utilization in community development block grant-funded procurements, to ensure that all appropriate project area business concerns are notified of pending contractual opportunities and to make available this list for general Town procurement needs.
To require all bidders on contracts to submit a written Section 3 plan, including utilization goals and the specific steps planned to accomplish these goals.
To ensure that contracts which are typically let on a negotiated rather than a bid basis in areas other than Section 3 covered project areas are also let on a negotiated basis, whenever feasible, when let in a Section 3 covered project area.
To maintain records, including copies of correspondence, memoranda, etc., which document that all of the above affirmative action steps have been taken.
To appoint the Mayor as the executive official of the Town as Equal Opportunity Officer to coordinate the implementation of this Section 3 plan.