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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 26

Meeting Date: April 23, 2002

Subject/Title: Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Fund Program under the provisions of the California Outdoor Recreation Resources Plan Act of 1967.

Submitted by: Finance: P. Ehler/ K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan/ J. Hansen

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION 
Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Fund and authorizing the Parks and Recreation Director to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary for the completion of the project.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides funds to federal agencies, to the fifty states and to six territories. The program, which is administered nationally by the National Park Service, became effective in January 1965. It was initially authorized for a 25-year period and has been extended for another twenty-five years, to January 2015. 

Under the provisions of the California Outdoor Recreation Resources Plan Act of 1967, the expenditure of funds allocated to California is administered by the State Liaison Officer, who is the Director of the State Department of Parks and Recreation. Funds for the program are derived from federal recreation fees, sales of federal surplus real property, the federal motorboat fuels tax and the Outer Continental Shelf mineral receipts.

The Park and Recreation Department proposes to submit an application for funding for expansion of Sunset Park from 10 to 37+ acres. The project will include ball fields, parking lots, children’s play area, storage sheds, concessions stand and restrooms and an equestrian staging area. 

FISCAL IMPACT
The total estimated remaining project cost is $9,237,800. Of this, $47,000 has been awarded from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Urban Forestry Program. In addition to this, the project will be funded with facility fees in the amount of $7,537,800, leaving $1.7 million still to be funded. We will apply for a portion of the $1.7 million from this program and will continue to seek other sources of funding for the remainder. The program requires a one-to-one match for grant funding. 

Attachment:
Resolution 

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUNDS FOR THE SUNSET PARK EXPANSION AND AUTHORIZING THE PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE AND SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS WHICH MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT.

WHEREAS, the Congress under Public Law 88-578 has authorized the establishment of a Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant-In-Aid Program, providing matching funds to the State of California and its political subdivisions for acquiring lands and developing facilities for public outdoor recreation purposes; and

WHEREAS, the State Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for administration of the program in the State, setting up necessary rules and procedures governing application by local agencies under the program; and

WHEREAS, said adopted procedures established by the State Department of Parks and Recreation require the applicant to certify by resolution the approval of applications and the availability of local matching funds prior to submission of said applications to the State; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Sunset Park Expansion project is consistent with the Statewide Comprehensive Recreation Resources Plan: California Outdoor Recreation Plan - 1994; and 

WHEREAS, the project must be compatible with the land use plans of those jurisdictions immediately surrounding the project.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby:
1. Approves the filing of an Application for Land and Water Conservation Fund assistance; and
2. Certifies that said agency has matching funds from the following source: Facility Fees and can finance 100 percent of the project, half of which will be reimbursed; and
3. Certifies that the project is compatible with the land use plans of those jurisdictions immediately surrounding the project; and
4. Appoints the Parks and Recreation Director as agent of the City to conduct all negotiations and execute and submit all documents, including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, amendments, billing statements, and so on which may be necessary for the completion of the aforementioned project.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 23rd day of April, 2002 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