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File #: 57508    Version: 1 Name: Approving the City’s acceptance of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Supporting Local Infrastructure for Anaerobic Digestion” grant to study feasibility of developing a regional anaerobic digester; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2019 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action: 10/15/2019
Enactment date: 10/19/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00719
Title: Amending the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $39,000 of federal funding in the Streets Division and Approving the City’s acceptance of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Supporting Local Infrastructure for Anaerobic Digestion” grant to study feasibility of developing a regional anaerobic digester; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute any documents accepting the grant award. (16th AD)
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Tag Evers, Grant Foster
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City to accept a federal grant to conduct a feasibility study for constructing a Biodigester. The total grant award is $39,000; all of the grant funding will be used for a consultant study to carry out the project. The grant requires a $41,632 local match that will be funded by staff time dedicated to the project. These funds are already included within agency budgets.

Capital funding for construction of a city-owned Biodigester was included in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) from 2013 to 2015; the project was eliminated from the CIP in 2016. At that time, the estimated project cost was between $18.6 million and $20.6 million.

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Amending the 2019 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $39,000 of federal funding in the Streets Division and Approving the City’s acceptance of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Supporting Local Infrastructure for Anaerobic Digestion” grant to study feasibility of developing a regional anaerobic digester; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute any documents accepting the grant award. (16th AD)
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WHEREAS the City of Madison Streets Division submitted an application to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for grant funds to study the feasibility of developing a centralized municipal organic waste collection and digestion program for the City of Madison and other Dane County communities; and,

WHEREAS the EPA recently announced its intention to award $39,000 in grant funds to the City to support the study; and,

WHEREAS a Cooperative Agreement and Notice of Award from the EPA was received on August 9, 2019; and,

WHEREAS per the Cooperative Agreement the recipient's signature is not required on this agreement and that the recipient demonstrates its commitment to carry out this award by drawing down funds; and

WHEREAS the study would examine a facility designed to recover energy and compost from the anaerobic digestion of municipal source-sepa...

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