If you are a municipality or municipal authority or other government entity that is required to act by formal resolution, then, please, read the resolution that states what you just resolved to do so that you don’t shoot yourself in the foot. 

For example, if a portion of the resolution describes who is authorized to execute certain contracts, and you identify two officers of your organization as being so authorized, then Puh-Leeeze, have those two officers sign the actual agreements.  Otherwise, your resolution, so neatly attached to the agreement, is worthless because the people who actually signed the agreement have no apparent authority to bind your organization.

And, as a result, I will bounce your pathetically and apparently unauthorized agreement back to you and we will start the signature execution process all over again, thereby delaying the effective date of the contract, and more importantly, I assume to you, the nice fat check you are expecting. 

Thank you.

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