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File #: 65834    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Parks Division to apply for grant funding through the Dane County PARC & Ride Grant Program for the proposed Aldo Leopold Park Paved Pump Track project and for the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a grant agreement if awarded the grant.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2021 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Enactment date: 7/26/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00509
Title: Authorizing the Parks Division to apply for grant funding through the Dane County PARC & Ride Grant Program for the proposed Aldo Leopold Park Paved Pump Track project and for the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a grant agreement if awarded the grant.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Charles Myadze, Syed Abbas, Nasra Wehelie
Attachments: 1. 2021 PARC Ride-Grant Guidelines.pdf, 2. Aldo Leopold Park Bike Playground and Pump Track.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Parks Division to seek grant funding opportunities through the Dane County Parks’ PARC & Ride Grant Program for the proposed Aldo Leopold Park Paved Pump Track project. The project is funded in the Parks Division’s 2021 Adopted Capital Budget, Park Land Improvements program (MUNIS 17421). The total estimated budget for the project is $250,000. Per the grant, Dane County would match the City of Madison’s financial contribution to the project by up to 50% of the total project cost, or $125,000.
Title
Authorizing the Parks Division to apply for grant funding through the Dane County PARC & Ride Grant Program for the proposed Aldo Leopold Park Paved Pump Track project and for the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a grant agreement if awarded the grant.

Body
WHEREAS, the 2018-2023 Park and Open Space Plan calls for the development of additional off road bike amenities throughout the Parks system; and
WHEREAS, In 2020 the Parks Division completed the Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail (MadBAT) planning project which systematically identified locations throughout the city where bike amenities could be placed in such a way to most effectively benefit the community; and
WHEREAS, Aldo Leopold Park was selected, based on its location, space available, and input from youth attending Leopold Elementary, to incorporate facilities consistent with the concept plan for recreational biking, which will consist of features such as a bike playground, pump track, wood and natural surface trail features, and bike optimized single track; and
WHEREAS, the Parks Division has the proposed Paved Pump Track project identified in the Parks Division’s 2021Capital Budget, to be constructed in Aldo Leopold Park; and
WHEREAS, the Common Council finds that it is in the public interest that the Aldo Leopold Park Paved Pump Track project be undertaken; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body hereby recognizes and acknowledges the long- term operations and ma...

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