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RESOLUTION NO. 2015 -009 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF OCOEE, FLORIDA, <br />RELATING TO THE MAYOR'S SIGNATURE ON DEEDS, <br />CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, BONDS, NOTES, <br />OBLIGATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS OF <br />THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; <br />PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, Section C -20 of the City of Ocoee Charter provides that the Mayor shall sign <br />all deeds, contracts, agreements, bonds, notes, obligations, and other legal documents of the City <br />(hereafter "Transactional Documents "); and <br />WHEREAS, Section C -28 of the City of Ocoee Charter requires that the City Clerk attest <br />to the Mayor's signature on all such Transactional Documents; and <br />WHEREAS, in 1996 the Florida Legislature passed and the Governor signed the Electronic <br />Signature Act ( "Act ") to facilitate economic development and efficient delivery of government <br />services by means of reliable electronic message; and <br />WHEREAS, the Act provides that, unless otherwise provided by law, an electronic <br />signature may be used and has the same force and effect as the handwritten signature; and <br />WHEREAS, 15 U.S.C. Ch. 96 similarly provides that, with respect to any transaction in <br />or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a signature, contract, or other record relating to such <br />transaction may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because it is in <br />electronic form; and <br />WHEREAS, some Florida agencies are transitioning towards the use of electronic <br />signatures on all Transactional Documents once those Transactional Documents are approved by <br />the respective governing bodies; and <br />