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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 17

Meeting Date: December 14, 2004

Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution authorizing submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Resources Agency for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, 2005-06 grant cycle.

Prepared by: Karen Wahl, Grants Administrator

Approved by: Bailey Grewal, City Engineer

RECOMMENDATION
Approve a resolution authorizing submittal of a grant proposal for partial funding of the Sand Creek Road East B Landscape Project, no CIP number assigned, to the State of California Resources Agency FY 05/06 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, (EEMP), and authorizing the City Engineer to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary for the completion of the project.

PREVIOUS ACTION
Resolution No. 2736 authorizing submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Resources Agency FY 03/04 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) for Sand Creek Road Central, CIP 336-3061, was approved by City Council on November 12, 2002.

Resolution 2004-13 authorizing submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Resources Agency FY 04/05 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) for Sand Creek Road East, CIP 336-3061, was approved by City Council on January 13, 2004.

BACKGROUND
The Transportation Blueprint Legislation of 1989 established the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program using State gasoline tax monies to fund it. The Program offers grants each year to local, state and federal governmental agencies and to non-profit organizations for projects to mitigate the environmental impacts caused by new or modified state and local transportation facilities. The projects funded by this program must provide mitigation or enhancement in addition to the mitigation required as part of the transportation project to which they are related.

Due to the state budget constraints the program was at first totally eliminated and then reinstated at a lower level of funding during the past two fiscal years. Grant proposals were submitted for Sand Creek Road landscaping during these years but were not selected for funding due to the cuts in the program. The Engineering Department requested preparation of a third proposal for landscaping on Sand Creek Road East since the project is still in need of funding

The proposal will request funds for irrigation and landscaping installation within the public road right of way. The Community Design Element of the City of Brentwood General Plan 2001-2021 designates Sand Creek Road as one of the “gateway routes” into the City where design criteria call for special landscape treatment. The grant will help augment City funds for the landscaping.

FISCAL IMPACT
The project estimate without contingencies is $516,887 of which the EEM Program will fund a maximum of $250,000. The remainder of the project cost is the responsibility of the City and has been allocated from Facility Fees in the approved budget for Sand Creek Road East B Widening/Landscaping.

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 ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT AND MITIGATION PROGRAM UNDER SECTION 164.56 OF THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE FOR THE HIGHWAY LANDSCAPING AND URBAN FORESTRY ON SAND CREEK ROAD EAST PROJECT, CIP 336-3061, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY ENGINEER TO EXECUTE AND SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS WHICH MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT.

WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of California has enacted AB 471 (Chapter 106 of the Statutes of 1989), which is intended to provide $10 million annually for a period of 10 years for grant funds to local, state and federal agencies and nonprofit entities for projects to enhance and mitigate the environmental impacts of modified or new public transportation facilities; and

WHEREAS, the Resources Agency has established the procedures and criteria for reviewing grant proposals and is required to submit to the California Transportation Commission a list of recommended projects from which the grant recipients will be selected; and

WHEREAS, said procedures and criteria established by the Resources Agency require a resolution certifying the approval of application by the City Council before submission of said application to the State; and

WHEREAS, the application contains assurances that the City of Brentwood must comply with; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood, if selected, will enter into an agreement with the State of California to carry out the environmental enhancement and mitigation project.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby:
1. Approves the filing of an application for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program for grant assistance.
2. Certifies that the City of Brentwood 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.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 14th day of December, 2004 by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers
NOES:
ABSENT:
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Brian Swisher
Mayor
ATTEST:

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Karen Diaz, CMC
City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services
 

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