9 Resolution Supporting and Implementing AB 1012 “Timely Use of Funding.”

Meeting Date: December 20, 2016

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Supporting and Implementing AB 1012 "Timely Use of Funding."

MEETING DATE: December 20, 2016

PREPARED BY: Mario B. Gouveia, City Engineer

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

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RECOMMENDATION

City Council adopts Resolution No. 2016-_, supporting and implementing AB 1012 "Timely Use of Funding."

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In September of 2016 the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) issued a "Call for Projects" for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding for the Federal Fiscal Year 2018/19 and 2019/20. The deadline for CMAQ project applications was November 18, 2016 at 5pm.

City Staff developed a list of potential projects that met the funding requirements and an application for funding consideration was submitted to MCAG on November 18, 2016.

As a part of the requirements for an application to be eligible for funding consideration a Resolution supporting and implementing AB 1012 "Timely Use of Funding" needs be adopted by the City Council and a copy of the Resolution provided to MCAG within 1 month of the MCAG board awarding CMAQ funding to projects.

DISCUSSION

MCAG administers Federal funding programs for the Merced County region. In September, MCAG announced that CMAQ funding for Federal Fiscal Year 2018/19 and 2019/20 was available for the region and released a regional "Call for Projects." The purpose of the CMAQ funding program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of national air quality standards.

Projects funded with CMAQ funding are those that reduce traffic congestion and air pollution (i.e. transit improvements, clean fuel technology, (some) traffic flow improvements, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, etc.).

Funding is prioritized based on the amount of emissions reduced by the construction of a project requesting funding, with the highest funding priority being given to those projects that have an emission reduction that results in a cost effectiveness of <= $45 per pound.

Keeping that in mind City Staff discussed potential projects that best fit the application requirements and meet the community’s current needs. The project listed below was selected and an application was submitted to MCAG for funding consideration. A summary of the proposed project application is listed below, with estimated project costs and sources of funding described in the Fiscal Impact section of this Staff Report.

Purchase CNG Street Sweeper

The project consists of purchasing an alternative fueled street sweeper that will conform to the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Rule 1186. The purpose of the purchase is to replace the City’s existing diesel powered higher emissions street sweeper with a lower emissions CNG street sweeper that will reduce both PM-2.5 and PM-10 emissions. The project is proposed to be funded using a combination of CMAQ funds and Local Matching funds upon selection and approval for funding by MCAG.

FISCAL IMPACT

The estimated total project cost is $350,000.00. The project requires a local match estimated at $70,000.00, which the City has committed from its Sanitation Enterprise Fund to satisfy the match portion of the project. The remaining $280,000.00 would be provided by CMAQ funding program. If CMAQ funding is awarded to this project by MCAG the proposed project is slated to be programmed for the Federal Fiscal Year 2018/2019.

ATTACHMENT

1. Resolution No. 2016-

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON SUPPORTING AB 1012 – A STATE LAW TO SECURE THE EFFICIENCY OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTING A TIMELY USE OF THE

FEDERAL/STATE FUNDING UNDER THE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION ACT FOR THE CMAQ – PURCHASE CNG STREET SWEEPER PROJECT

WHEREAS, AB 1012 has been enacted into State Law in part to provide for the "timely use" of State and Federal funding; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston is able to apply for and receive Federal and State funding under the Federal Transportation Act,

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston desires to ensure that its projects are delivered in a timely manner to preclude the Merced County Region from losing those funds for non-delivery; and

WHEREAS, it is understood by the City of Livingston that failure for not meeting project delivery dates for any phase of a project may jeopardize federal or state funding to the Region; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston must demonstrate dedicated and available local matching funds.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Livingston City Council hereby agrees to ensure that all project delivery deadlines for all project phases will be met or exceeded.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that failure to meet project delivery deadlines may be deemed as sufficient cause for the Merced County Association of Governments Policy Board to terminate an agency’s project and reprogram Federal/State funds as deemed necessary.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Livingston City Council does direct its management and engineering staffs to ensure all projects are carried out in a timely manner as per the requirements of AB 1012 and the directive of the City of Livingston City Council.

THE FOREGOING RESOLUTION was adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston the 6th day of December, 2016 and passed at said meeting by the following vote:

Passed and adopted this 20th day of December. 2016, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

Jim Soria, Mayor

of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 201 day of December, 2016.

 
 

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Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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