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File #: 63511    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant to cost-share the reconstruction of the Old Sauk Trails Business Park Ponds and Greenways
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/22/2020 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Enactment date: 1/19/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00051
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant to cost-share the reconstruction of the Old Sauk Trails Business Park Ponds and Greenways. (9th and 19th ADs)
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore, Keith Furman

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant to cost-share the reconstruction of the Old Sauk Trails Business Park Ponds and Excelsior Greenways. If successful, the grant application requires a 30 percent cost share of non-federal funds. At this time, the total estimated project cost ranges from $7.7 to 9.9 million. Total project cost will be finalized after design is complete in 2021.

Funding provided in the current 2021 Adopted Stormwater Utility Capital Improvement Plan includes the projected cost share amount in project numbers 13155 and 13157. Therefore, no additional funding is requested at this time. This resolution does not propose amending the budget; a subsequent resolution will be introduced authorizing the use of these funds in 2021 or 2022 if this grant is awarded.

Title

Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant to cost-share the reconstruction of the Old Sauk Trails Business Park Ponds and Greenways. (9th and 19th ADs)

Body

PREAMBLE

The City of Madison Engineering Division is reconstructing the stormwater ponds and greenways in the Old Sauk Trails Business Park on the west side of the City.  The reconstructed ponds and greenways will help the City meet its Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit goals and its flood reduction targets.

The City is applying for a FEMA BRIC grant to partially fund the reconstruction of the project.  The FEMA BRIC grant will include a 30 percent cost share of non-federal funds.  The cost share is currently budgeted in the 2021 Adopted Stormwater Utility Capital Improvement Plan.

WHEREAS, the FEMA BRIC grant has a condition that requires the City, through the Mayor and City Clerk, to submit a Letter of Commitment with the grant application recognizing the City must cover in full a required non-federal match; and

WHEREAS, due to the budgetary nature of this requirement the City is seeking Council approval to sign the Letter of Commitment; and

WHEREAS, the City commits to providing 30% non-federal match on overall project costs if the grant is received, up to the amount allowed under the Stormwater Utility budget; and

WHEREAS, if the grant is awarded to the City a separate Budget Amendment will be approved to accept these funds and to authorize the City to bid this work.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

1)                     That the City of Madison, through the Mayor and the City Clerk, is authorized to sign a Letter of Commitment for the FEMA BRIC grant and to apply for this grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.