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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 8

Meeting Date: October 23, 2001

Subject/Title: Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for the Waste Tire Playground Cover Grant Program.

Submitted by: Engineering: K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan/J. Hansen

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for the Waste Tire Playground Cover Grant Program and authorizing the City Manager to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary for the completion of the project.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) receives an annual appropriation from the California Tire Recycling Management Fund to administer the Tire Recycling Act (Statutes of 1989, Chapter 974). As part of the Act, CIWMB is offering the Waste Tire Playground Cover Grant Program to encourage the reduction of landfill disposal and stockpiling of California waste tires. Section 42889(g) of the Public Resources Code requires the CIWMB to assist in developing markets for waste tires. Further Public Resources Code 42872(a) allows for the awarding of grants to public entities involved in activities and applications that result in reduced landfill disposal or stockpiling of waste tires.

CIWMB will award the grants on a competitive basis for projects to refurbish surfacing at existing public playgrounds or provide surfacing for new public playgrounds including surfacing material that is placed underneath and around playground equipment. The project must use tire rubber produced from California waste tires. Only one application per jurisdiction will be accepted; the maximum grant award allowed is $25,000 with an even match required. The match may be public funds, private funds and/or in-kind contributions. 

The Parks and Recreation Department recommends that the grant, if awarded, be used to refurbish City Park. 

FISCAL IMPACT:
If awarded a grant through this program for playground surfacing, the City will be required to provide equal matching funds. Proposition 12 Per Capita funds allocated to the City may be used as the required match for this program so there would be no fiscal impact and no increased maintenance costs would be incurred as a result of the project.

Attachments:
Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION TO THE CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD FOR THE WASTE TIRE PLAYGROUND COVER GRANT PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS FOR SECURING THE GRANT FUNDS.


WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted Assembly Bill 1843 (W. Brown, chapter 974, Statutes of 1989) that provides grants to public entities involved in activities that result in reduced landfill disposal of used whole tires and reduced illegal disposal or stockpiling of used whole tires; and 

Whereas, the California Integrated Waste Management Board has been delegated the responsibility for the administration of the program within the State, setting up necessary procedures governing program applications; and

Whereas, said procedures established by the California Integrated Waste Management Board require the applicant to certify by resolution approval of the application before submission of said application to the State; and

Whereas, if awarded a grant, the applicant will enter into an agreement with the State of California for development of the project.

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved that the City Council of the City of Brentwood authorizes the submittal of an application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for the 2001/2002 Playground Cover Grant Program. The City Manager is hereby authorized and empowered to execute in the name of the City of Brentwood all necessary documents, including but not limited to, applications, agreements amendments and payment requests necessary to secure grant funds and to implement and carry out the purposes specified in the grant application.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 23rd day of October, 2001 by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers
NOES: 
ABSENT: 
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Michael A. McPoland, Sr.
Mayor
ATTEST:



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Karen Diaz, CMC
City Clerk

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