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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 10

Meeting Date: June 24, 2008

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a Funding Agreement and any related documents between the City of Brentwood and the California Department of Transportation.

Prepared by: Steve Kersevan, Traffic Engineering Manager

Approved by: Bailey Grewal, Director of Public Works/City Engineer



RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a Funding Agreement and any related documents between the California Department of Transportation and the City of Brentwood in the amount of $76,390, for the Safe Route to School Program.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
The Safe Route to School Program (“SR2S”) is a State Legislated Program which makes funds available to local government for projects that improve safety and efforts that promote walking and bicycling within a collaborative community framework. Funding is based upon the magnitude and severity of the problems identified and availability of funds.

The City of Brentwood successfully applied for SR2S funding in order to construct a pathway along Shady Willow Lane. The application came as a result of concerns raised by parents in the Arbor Ridge Apartments who wanted a pedestrian path constructed in order for school children to access Pioneer Elementary School. Currently children are forced to walk in a dirt shoulder or on the street in the bike lane.

This project will construct a 715 linear foot pathway along the east side of Shady Willow Lane and a handicap ramp and crosswalk, with necessary signing and striping at the intersection of Shady Willow and Amber Lane. The pathway will provide pedestrian access from the existing end of sidewalk at the south property line of the Arbor Ridge Apartments to Pioneer Elementary School.

FISCAL IMPACT
The total amount of the award is $76,390. This amount is 90% of the total estimated cost of $86,840. The SR2S program will only provide funds for 90% of the estimated cost. The matching amount of $10,450 will be funded by the Traffic Calming Installations, CIP Project No. 336-31360.

Attachments:
Resolution
Agreement
Program Supplement No. E38

RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE A FUNDING AGREEMENT AND ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS BETWEEN THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD IN THE AMOUNT OF $76,390, FOR THE SAFE ROUTE TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.

WHEREAS, the California Department of Transportation administers a State Funded Program using State funds apportioned to Safe Route to School (“SR2S”) Program for programs designed to increase the number of children who walk or bicycle to school by funding projects that remove barriers that currently prevent them from doing so; and

WHEREAS, the California Department of Transportation reviews project proposals from each local government for this program each fiscal year, for implementation beginning in the following fiscal year; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood recognizes the traffic safety risks that children face while bicycling and on foot; and

WHEREAS, the intent of the Safe Route to School Program is to reduce pedestrian and bicycle collisions; and

WHEREAS, based on the concept paper submitted for the City of Brentwood Safe Route to School Program, California Department of Transportation has approved funding for the project in the amount of $76,390; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby approve and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute a Funding Agreement and any related documents between the California Department of Transportation and the City of Brentwood in the amount of $76,390, for the Safe Route to School Program.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 24th day of June 2008 by the following vote:
 
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