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File #: 21-0853    Version: 1 Name: 6/7/21 Russell Street Sub-Recipient Grant Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/7/2021
Enactment date: 6/7/2021 Enactment #: R-21-191
Title: Resolution to Approve a CDBG Subrecipient Agreement with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development for the Russell Street Improvements Project ($140,000.00) and to appropriate $140,000.00 from the Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage Fund Balance (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Russell St Project Location Map.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a CDBG Subrecipient Agreement with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development for the Russell Street Improvements Project ($140,000.00) and to appropriate $140,000.00 from the Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage Fund Balance (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to authorize an agreement with the
Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) for the Russell Street Improvements Project.

Russell Street is a 475-foot long gravel road extending from South Maple Road west and dead ending at South Maple Park. In the Fall of 2019, the Ann Arbor Housing Commission reached out to Engineering staff regarding concerns of stormwater runoff from Russell Street onto their Maple Meadows property at 800 South Maple. After investigating the issue, it was determined that the only way to adequately control the runoff in the long term would be to pave the street.

The City of Ann Arbor, as a member of the Washtenaw Urban County, receives an annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation determined by a formula that is applied to the Urban County's overall grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each year, an Annual Action Plan is prepared by OCED to outline the activities to be carried out using the HUD grant funds. The 2020 Annual Action Plan included a portion of Ann Arbor's 2020 CDBG allocation to fund the Russell Street paving project; the Urban County Executive Committee approved the 2020 Annual Action Plan on May 6, 2020, and the County Board of Commissioners subsequently approved the Plan on June 3, 2020, after which OCED submitted the Plan to HUD.

After discussing implementation strategies with OCED, it was determined that the City Engineering Unit would undertake the design of the project and ultimately manage the construction, thus making the City a subrecipient of the HUD grant. The current agreement bein...

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