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File #: 1183-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the 2020 Clean Ohio Trails Fund Alum Creek Trail - Mock Road Connector Project and accept a grant in the amount of $485,000.00 with a minimum local match of $121,250.00; to authorize the appropriation of $485,000.00 in the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund 2283; to authorize the amendment of the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance; and to authorize the transfer of $121,250.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund. ($606,250.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Alum Creek Trail - Mock Road Connector - ODNR Grant Acceptance - FINAL - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for the 2020 Clean Ohio Trails Fund Alum Creek Trail - Mock Road Connector Project. This ordinance will also authorize the appropriation of grant and matching funds. The grant amount is $485,000.00 and the local match amount is $121,250.00. There is a total of $606,250.00 being authorized by this ordinance.

In February of 2020, the Department applied for Clean Ohio Trail Funds, as authorized by Ordinance No. 0426-2020, to build a trail connection to the Alum Creek Trail from Mock Road in the near Northeast area of Columbus. In March of 2021, the Department received notice that the grant was approved. The Alum Creek Trail - Mock Road Connector will become a direct 1.2 mile connection for the near Northeast Community to the City’s regional trail system. The connector will be a 10 foot wide paved path from the Alum Creek Trail at Sunbury and Mock Road, heading west. It will connect directly to the City’s new Hudson Street Greenway, opening a seamless 3.5 mile east/west trail from Interstate 71, near the proposed Community Sports Park, to the Alum Creek Trail. By linking these two east/west projects, over 6,000 residents of the Arlington Park, Woodland Holt, Brittany Hills, Argyle Park, and East Linden neighborhoods will be within 10 minutes of walking and biking connectivity to parks, churches, schools, retail, and jobs.

Principal Parties:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229
D’Juan Hammonds, 614-256-6417, Division of Real Estate
Contract Compliance Number, Tax ID: 005089, 31-1334820
Expiration Date: N/A (State of Ohio Agency)

Benefits to the Public: The near Northeast area of Columbus lacks safe, significant open spaces and parks. The timing of constructing a greenway trail along Mock...

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