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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 12

Meeting Date: May 28, 2002

Subject/Title: Submittal of a grant proposal to the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the 2002/03 Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Program, Third Cycle

Submitted by: Finance: P. Ehler/K. Wahl
Engineering: B. Grewal/S. Peiris

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION 
Approve a Resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the 2002/03 Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Program, third cycle, and authorizing the City Engineer to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
The Safe Routes to School Program was established in 1999 as a result of AB 1475. In October 2001, The Governor signed Senate Bill 10, which extends the SR2S program for an additional three years, to 2005. The SR2S program is a construction program intended to improve and enhance the safety of pedestrian and bicycle facilities and related infrastructure. 

The Engineering Department proposes to apply for five projects to be funded through this program. These projects are:

1. Traffic signal modifications at the intersections of Balfour Road and Minnesota Avenue and at Balfour Road and Griffith Lane to provide for safe crossing for pedestrians and bicycles.

2. Widening Griffith Lane on the west side between McClarren Road and Dainty Avenue to provide pedestrian access.

3. Improve Minnesota Avenue on the east side across from Bristow School to add a crosswalk and sidewalk.

4. Installation of a traffic signal at San Jose Avenue and Portofino Drive for the Loma Vista School.

5. Installation of handicap ramps and crosswalks on both sides of First Street to enhance access to Garin School.

The reimbursement percentage for SR2S projects is 90% with a 10% local match requirement. 

FISCAL IMPACT
The total estimated project cost for all five projects is $554,000. The required 10% match will be provided from the Citywide Pavement Management Project and the Signal Modifications Projects (to be approved by the City Council on May 28, 2002 for Fiscal Year 2002/03 CIP Budget), and Roadway Fee Funds.

Attachment:
Resolution 
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RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR FIVE PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the Safe Routes to School Program was established in 1999 as a result of passage and signing of Assembly Bill 1475 to provide funds for improvement and enhancement of the safety of pedestrian and bicycle facilities and related infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, in 2001, the Legislature of the State of California enacted Senate Bill 10, which extended the program for an additional three years, to 2005; and

WHEREAS, the Safe Routes to School application contains assurances that the applicant must comply with, including a 10% project cost match; and

WHEREAS, the applicant, if selected, will enter into an agreement with the State of California to carry out the project(s). 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby:

1. Approves the filing of an application for the Safe Routes to School Program for grant assistance.

2. Certifies that said applicant will make adequate provisions for operation and maintenance of the project.

3. Appoints the City Engineer as agent of the City of Brentwood to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents, including, but not limited to applications, agreements, amendments, payment requests and so on, which may be necessary for the completion of the aforementioned project.
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PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 28th day of May 2002 by the following vote: