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File #: 20-0328    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/20 - Reallocation of funding to sidewalk gap projects
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 4/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/6/2020 Final action: 4/6/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Reallocate $100,500.00 from the Resident-Driven Sidewalk Gap Filling Program to the Barton Drive Improvement Project and the Jackson Avenue Sidewalk Gap Project (8 Votes Required)

Title

Resolution to Reallocate $100,500.00 from the Resident-Driven Sidewalk Gap Filling Program to the Barton Drive Improvement Project and the Jackson Avenue Sidewalk Gap Project (8 Votes Required)

Memorandum

At its November 18, 2019 meeting, City Council passed Resolution No. R-19-525 to create a Resident-Driven Sidewalk Gap Filling Program. This Resolution also appropriated $150,000.00 from the General Fund, Fund Balance to this program for fiscal year 2020.

 

City Staff is currently in the process of creating the program that was outlined in R-19-525. While it is anticipated that this work will be substantially completed by the end of the current fiscal year, it is unlikely and impractical that any projects will be able to be approved through this program and constructed in the current fiscal year.

 

Therefore, staff is recommending that a portion of the funding appropriated to the Resident-Driven Sidewalk Gap Filling Program be reallocated to two existing sidewalk gap projects, which are currently under design and already planned for construction in 2020. This would allow the funding appropriated to this program to be used for the intended purpose of filling sidewalk gaps and providing a cost-sharing opportunity for property owners that would otherwise bear a greater share of the cost of constructing the sidewalks.

 

To be consistent with the terms outlined in Resolution R-19-525, staff suggests that funding be reallocated to the following projects in order to offset approximately 50% of the expected special assessment costs for adjacent property owners:

 

Barton Drive Improvements Project, District #55                     $32,000.00

Barton Drive Improvements Project, District #60                     $13,000.00

Jackson Ave. Sidewalk Gap Project, District #61                     $55,500.00

Total                                                                                                                                                            $100,500.00

 

The remaining funding in the Resident-Driven Sidewalk Gap Filling Program will be utilized to cover staff time for continuing to establish the program criteria, and once established, begin processing applications for the program.

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact:  This resolution has no budget impact.

Staff

Prepared by: Nicholas Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer

Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator

Body

Whereas, City Council passed Resolution No. R-19-525 to create a Resident-Driven Sidewalk Gap Filling Program and appropriated $150,000.00 from the General Fund, Fund Balance to this program for fiscal year 2020;

 

Whereas, it is unlikely that any projects will be able to be approved through this program and constructed in the current fiscal year; and

 

Whereas, there are existing sidewalk gap filling projects planned for construction in 2020 which could utilize this funding for offsetting approximately 50% of the assessment cost for adjacent property owners; and

 

RESOLVED, That $100,500.00 be reallocated from the existing Resident-Driven Sidewalk Gap Filling Program budget to the existing Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage capital projects indicated below; thereby, increasing the revenue and expenditure budgets of the indicated projects budgets below:

 

Barton Drive Improvements Project, District #55                     $32,000.00

Barton Drive Improvements Project, District #60                     $13,000.00

Jackson Ave. Sidewalk Gap Project, District #61                     $55,500.00

Total                                                                                                                                                            $100,500.00

 

RESOLVED, That the funding shall remain available without regard to fiscal year; and

 

RESOLVED, That the City Administrator be authorized to take the necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.