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File #: 0124-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/28/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to apply for grant funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Clean Ohio Trails Fund which will be used to build the Eastmoor Green Line; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to apply for grant funding for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Clean Ohio Trails Fund which will be used to build the Eastmoor Green Line.

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to apply for 2019 grant funding for the ODNR/Clean Ohio Trails Fund for the Eastmoor Green Line, from Broad Street to Livingston Avenue. ODNR administers statewide grant funding for the construction of trails, and a resolution from the city is required for the grant submittal and to provide the necessary match funds. If awarded funding, a separate piece of legislation will be submitted at a later date to enter into a grant agreement and allocate the local funds.

The Eastmoor Green Line will become a unique linear park for the east side neighborhoods of the city. Located on an abandoned rail corridor running from Broad Street to south of Livingston Avenue, the 3 mile, 17.5 acre Green Line will provide the area’s first trail connectivity. The corridor will have passive park space, native plantings, and a 10’ trail. The project also offers important social equity for several inner city neighborhoods facing a deficit of trail access and natural resources.

Fees: This resolution of support authorizes an application for grant funds only, and is not a commitment to expend City funds. Future legislation will follow to authorize acceptance, appropriation, and expenditure of City funds. However, the estimated grant request will be for $420,000 with an estimated total project cost of $830,000.00.

As part of this resolution of support, ODNR requires that the City’s resolution agrees to obligate the funds at a later date which will satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible for reimbursement under the terms and conditions of the grant.

Principal Parties:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources ...

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