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File #: 20-1427    Version: 1 Name: 10/19/20 MNRTF Grant for Argo Livery
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/19/2020 Final action: 10/19/2020
Enactment date: 10/19/2020 Enactment #: R-20-399
Title: Resolution to Approve a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Grant Development Project Agreement for the Argo Livery Universal Access and Site Improvements Project and Accept and Appropriate Funding ($300,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Project_Agreement_-_MNRTF_50590_130_Amended Signature Page.pdf

Title

Resolution to Approve a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Grant Development Project Agreement for the Argo Livery Universal Access and Site Improvements Project and Accept and Appropriate Funding ($300,000.00) (8 Votes Required)

Memorandum

Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a grant agreement from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) to construct universal access and site improvements at the Argo Livery within Argo Nature Area.

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact:  Funding for this project includes the $300,000.00 grant from the MNRTF and $300,000.00 from the previously approved Park Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage funds.

 

Project Description:  The improvements to the Argo Livery include a restroom addition and renovations, an accessible kayak launch, an accessible fishing pier, and parking lot improvements. The Park Advisory Commission and City Council approved submitting the grant application in 2019. $300,000.00 was applied for and the full amount was granted.

 

The project is identified in the Capital Improvements Plan. Design of the project is underway, Planning Commission has approved the site plan, and construction is anticipated to start in the fall of 2021. The approval of the Development Project Agreement will allow the project to move to the next stage of bidding and construction.

PAC recommended approval of this agreement at their September 15, 2020 meeting.

Staff

Prepared by:                      Hillary Hanzel, Landscape Architect IV

Reviewed by:                     Colin Smith, Parks & Recreation Services Manager

                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Tom Crawford, Interim City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The Michigan Department of Natural Resources approved a matching grant through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) or (DEPARTMENT) for construction of Universal Access and Site improvements to Argo Nature Area;

 

Whereas, The Park Advisory Commission recommended approval of the grant application on February 26, 2019, and City Council recommended approval of the grant application on March 18, 2019, and

 

Whereas, Local match funding for the project includes $300,000.00 from the Parks Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage;

 

RESOLVED, That the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, does hereby accept the terms of the Agreement for TF19-0154 as received from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and that the City of Ann Arbor does specifically agree, but not by way of limitation, as follows:

 

1.                     To appropriate all funds necessary to complete the project during the project period and to provide Three Hundred Thousand ($300,000.00) dollars to match the grant authorized by the DEPARTMENT.

2.                     To maintain satisfactory financial accounts, documents, and records to make them available to the DEPARTMENT for auditing at reasonable times.

3.                     To construct the project and provide such funds, services, and materials as may be necessary to satisfy the terms of said Agreement.

4.                     To regulate the use of the facility constructed and reserved under this Agreement to assure the use thereof by the public on equal and reasonable terms.

5.                     To comply with any and all terms of said Agreement including all terms not specifically set forth in the foregoing portions of this Resolution.

 

RESOLVED, That City Council appropriate $300,000 to the Major Grants Fund for Parks and Recreation with the source of revenue being the grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) and that funds be made available without regard to fiscal year;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council approve the project agreement between the City and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the construction of Universal Access and Site Improvements at the Argo Livery;

 

RESOLVED, That Mayor and City Clerk execute the project agreement after approval as to substance by the City Administrator and to form by the City Attorney; and

 

RESOLVED, That the City Administrator be authorized to take the necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution, including execution of any amendments that do not exceed the amounts authorized herein.