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File #: 14-0453    Version: 1 Name: 4/7/14 Resolution for Grant Application to SEMCOG and MDOT for Gallup
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/7/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2014 Final action: 4/7/2014
Enactment date: 4/7/2014 Enactment #: R-14-109
Title: Resolution to Approve a Transportation Alternatives Program Grant Application to SEMCOG and MDOT to Fund Renovations of the Gallup Park Pathway
Title
Resolution to Approve a Transportation Alternatives Program Grant Application to SEMCOG and MDOT to Fund Renovations of the Gallup Park Pathway
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a Transportation Alternatives Program Grant application to SEMCOG and MDOT to fund improvements to the Gallup Park pathway.

The Gallup Park pathway is an important part of the Border to Border Trail (B2B) that runs through the City along the Huron River connecting communities across Washtenaw County. The Gallup pathway is one of the most popular segments of the B2B in the County, serving as both a recreational and commuter route.

The pathway is in need of renovations, both to repair the condition of the asphalt, as well as to widen it to 10 feet to meet current American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards, improve safety, and accommodate the diverse user groups that ride, walk, rollerblade, and commute along this trail. The Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan specifically states the need for the renovation of trail systems throughout Gallup Park. These improvements are also noted in the CIP.

This grant application would aim to fund renovation of the path from the Geddes Dam at the east end of the Gallup Park pathway, to the parking lot east of Huron Parkway, as well as the large loop that encircles the that portion of the park, totaling approximately 2 miles of trail.

The Parks and Recreation Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage would provide funding for the grant match in the amount of $200,000.00.

You are requested to authorize City staff to apply for a TAP grant to fund renovation of the Gallup Park pathway segment of the B2B non-motorized trail.
Staff
Prepared by: Amy Kuras, Landscape Architect IV
Reviewed by: Colin Smith, Parks & Recreation Services Manager, Sumedh Bahl, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
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