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File #: 1078-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Council Office for Signature
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the Eastmoor Green Line Project and accept a grant in the amount of $463,730.00 with a minimum local match of $194,770.00; to authorize the appropriation of $463,730.00 in the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund 2283; to authorize the amendment of the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance; and to authorize the transfer of $194,770.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund. ($658,500.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - ODNR Grant Acceptance - Eastmoor Green Line - 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 Eastmoor Green Line Project. This ordinance will also authorize the appropriation of grant and matching funds. The grant amount is $463,730.00 and the local match amount is $194,770.00. There is a total of $658,500.00 being authorized by this ordinance.

In February of 2019, the Department applied for grant funding to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Clean Ohio Trails Fund, as authorized by Ordinance 0124-2019, to support the Eastmoor Green Line Project. In March of 2020, the Department received notice that the grant was approved. The Eastmoor Green Line will become a unique linear park for the Mid East Neighborhoods of the city. Located on an abandoned rail corridor running from Broad Street to south of Livingston Avenue, the Green Line will provide the area’s first trail connectivity. The Green Line will be approximately 3 miles long and consist of 17.5 acres. The corridor will have passive park space, native plantings, and a 10 foot wide trail. The project also offers important social equity for several inner city neighborhoods facing a deficit of trail access and natural resources.

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 Eastmoor, Linwood, Leawood, and Beechwood areas of the City lack access to significant open spaces and parks, as well as, access to greenways and waterways. For over 25 years, the City has been engaging in protecting and providing access to a comprehensive linear system of rivers, trails, and paths. The timing of constructing a trail within this park c...

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