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Record #: O2018-9960   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/12/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Donation of World Trade Center beam to Chicago Park District
Sponsors: O'Shea, Matthew J.
Attachments: 1. O2018-9960.pdf, 2. O2018-9960 (V1).pdf
WHEREAS, From time to time the City of Chicago receives gifts of an honorary nature from other cities that commemorate both the close friendship between our cities and significant events in our shared history; and
WHEREAS, Such gifts may be of such substantial historical and cultural importance that the City desires to make them accessible to members of the public; and
WHEREAS, The City's Fire Department is in possession of a beam from the former World Trade Center ("Beam") that is a gift from New York City to memorialize lives lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; and
WHEREAS, The City wishes to donate this historically significant item to the Chicago Park District so that it may be displayed and made accessible for visitation by the public; now, therefore,
SECTION 1. The Mayor or his designee is hereby authorized to donate the Beam to the Chicago Park District, free and clear of any liens or encumbrances. The City shall convey the Beam in "as is" condition without any warranties either expressed or implied, and expressly excluding any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
SECTION 2. The Mayor or his designee is hereby authorized to enter into and execute such other documents as may be necessary and proper to implement this donation.
Matthew O'Shea Alderman, 19th Ward
SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

CHICAGO December 12, 2018

To the President and Members of the City Council:

Your Committee on Finance having had under consideration an ordinance authorizing the approval of the donation of a beam from the former World Trade Center to the Chicago Park District that was given to the City of Chicago from the City of New York.
Direct Introduction

Having had the same under advisement, begs leave to report and recommend that your Honorable Body pass the proposed Ordinance Trans...

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