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

Meeting Date: February 18, 2014

Agenda Item #3. Resolution Supporting and Implementing AB 1012 “Timely Use of Funding”.

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Supporting and Implementing AB 1012 "Timely Use of Funding" MEETING DATE: February 18, 2014

PREPARED BY: Mario B. Gouveia, City Engineer

REVIEWED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

City Council adopts Resolution No. 2014-_Council supporting and implementing AB 1012 "Timely Use of Funding".

BACKGROUND:

The Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) in December of 2013 issued a "Call for Projects" for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding for the Federal Fiscal Year 2013/14 and beyond (FFY’s 2015/16 through 2017/18). CMAQ project applications were due by January 21, 2014. City Staff developed a list of potential projects that met the funding requirements and applications were submitted to MCAG on January 21, 2014. A Resolution supporting and implementing AB 1012 "Timely Use of Funding" should be adopted by the City and a copy of the Resolution provided to MCAG.

DISCUSSION:

MCAG administers Federal funding for local transportation projects. Funding is available for the program, listed below:

1. CMAQ – Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program: Projects that reduce traffic congestion and air pollution (i.e. transit improvements, clean fuel technology, (some) traffic flow improvements, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, etc.)

City Staff using transportation planning documents, developed potential projects that best fit the application requirements. From the potential projects list, two proposed projects were created and applications were submitted to MCAG. A summary of each of the proposed project is listed below, with estimated costs shown.

CMAQ "Regional Bid" – Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement

1. Roundabout at Main Street and "B" Street

The project consists of constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Main Street and "B" Street including improvements at all four comers. The project will significantly improve traffic flow through this intersection by eliminating four stop signs. Construction of the project will have a positive impact on the City of Livingston’s (City) downtown streetscape, improving the quality of life for residents as well as greatly reducing emissions due to the removal of the four stop signs.

Proposed funding for the project includes Federal and Local Funds.

The total estimated project cost is $776, 100.

Total Federal funding required is $678,080 with a local match of $98,020 being provided by the City from their PDA and Gas Tax funds.

2. Sidewalk Improvements

The project consists of constructing new sidewalks and wheelchair ramps at various locations on the North side of the City of Livingston (City). This is a "quality of life" project and a continuation of the current CMAQ Pedestrian Improvement project currently under construction in this area. It focuses on the construction of sidewalks where there are still discontinuities in pedestrian facilities, hence providing connectivity and safe pedestrian access to schools, commercial areas, parks, churches, etc. Proposed funding for the project includes Federal and Local Funds.

The total estimated project cost is $234,800.

Total Federal funding requested is $207,866 with a local match of $26,934 being provided by the City from their PDA and Gas Tax funds.

FISCAL IMPACT:

All of the federally funded projects require a local match of 11.47%, which the City has committed from its PDA and Gas Tax allocation. The proposed projects are slated to be programmed for the following Federal Fiscal Years (FFY):

Preliminary Engineering (PE) FFY 13/14 Right of Way (ROW) FFY 14/15 Construction (CON) FFY 14/15

By phasing the projects in this manner the City will have time to plan for the larger local match expenditures that come during the CON phase if the projects.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2014-

2

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON SUPPORTING AB1012 A STATE LAW TO SECURE THE EFFICIENCY OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTING A TIMELY USE OF THE

FEDERAL/STATE FUNDING UNDER THE FEDERAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ACT FOR THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS; ROUNDABOUT AT MAIN STREET AND "B" STREET; SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS

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 Surface Transportation Act: Map-21; and

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; and

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.

Passed and adopted this 18th day of February, 2014, by the following vote: AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

Rodrigo Espinoza, 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 18th day of February, 2014.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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