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File #: 1252-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/12/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $135,000.00 within the Federal Transportation Grants Fund; to authorize the City Attorney's Office to contract for professional services and acquire right-of-way needed for the Intersection - Cleveland Ave - 5th Ave to Lehner Rd project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $150,000.00 from the Streets & Highways Bond Fund and the Federal Transportation Grants Fund for the project; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1252-2021 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The following ordinance authorizes the City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Division to hire professional services and to negotiate with property owners to acquire the various property rights necessary to complete the Intersection - Cleveland Av 5th Av to Lehner Rd project.

The Department of Public service is engaged in the Intersection - Cleveland Av 5th Av to Lehner Rd project. The project will consist of installing new mast arm pedestrian crossing treatments at seven intersections along the Cleveland Avenue corridor from 5th Avenue to Lehner Road. The pedestrian improvements being installed include Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) at the intersections near the library branches along the corridor and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at five intersections near other high pedestrian generators.

The cost to acquire the right-of-way needed to complete the project is estimated at $150,000.00. If the cost to acquire the needed right-of-way should exceed this estimate, additional legislation will be submitted to Council requesting the needed funding.

The Department of Public service is currently finalizing construction plans and is prepared to authorize right-of-way acquisition pending passage of this funding legislation.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
There is a reimbursable budgeted amount of $135,000.00 for this project within the Federal Transportation Grants Fund, Fund 7765, Grant G592002 (Cleveland Ave Ped Imps 108642). Funds will need to be appropriated.

The remaining balance of $15,000.00 is available within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Fund 7704, Project P538003-100000 (Intersection-Cleveland Avenue-5th Avenue to Lehner Rd). These funds are appropriated.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to provide necessary right-of-way acquisition funding and prevent unnecessary delays in the Department of Public Service's Capital Improvement Program to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

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