Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to File a Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Estimate Exchange Fund Claim Form for Fiscal Year 2012/2013.

Meeting Date: March 04, 2014

Agenda Item #4. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to File a Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Estimate Exchange Fund Claim Form for Fiscal Year 2012/2013.

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to File a Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Estimate Exchange Fund Claim Form for Fiscal Year 2012/2013.

MEETING DATE: March 4, 2014

PREPARED BY: Odilon Ortiz, Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Mario Gouveia, City Engineer

REVIEWED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

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RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 2014- , a Resolution of the City Council of Livingston Authorizing the City Manager to file the standard Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Estimate Exchange Fund Claim Form for Fiscal Year 2012/2013.

BACKGROUND:

Caltrans Headquarters annually releases an ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange apportionment figure to California Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The Merced County Association of Governments is the designated MPO for Merced County.

Each year Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) staff processes the necessary paperwork through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to exchange RSTP funds allocated to Merced County. The City of Livingston has an ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange fund apportionment amount available to claim in the amount of $159,048 for the Fiscal Year 2012/2013. The Resolution and claim form before you are necessary to finalize the City’s request for its share of the funds.

DISCUSSION:

Amount of funds to be received and to be used for construction of street improvements for the 2014 Downtown Street Improvements Project.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Estimated revenues allocated to the City in the amount of $159,048.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2014-

2. Claim Form for RSTP Funds

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO FILE A REGIONAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (RSTP) ESTIMATE EXCHANGE FUND CLAIM FORM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

WHEREAS, the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have entered into a contract to exchange unobligated balances of federally funded Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) funds with non­ federal State Highway Accounts funds; and

WHEREAS, Caltrans Headquarters annually releases an ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange apportionment figure to California Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs); and

WHEREAS, Merced County Association of Governments is the designated MPO for Merced County; and

WHEREAS, the ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange fund apportionment is an estimate and subject to change during the fiscal year due to many Federal Surface Transportation Bill variables including the annual apportionments act as well as other Congressional action (i.e. rescissions); and

WHEREAS, a FINAL RSTP Exchange apportionment amount is published at the end of the fiscal year and can be different than the ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange apportionment figure; and

WHEREAS, Caltrans sends MCAG a Standard Agreement contract that includes a ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange apportionment total for all MCAG member jurisdictions for Fiscal Year 2012- 2013; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston has an ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange fund apportionment amount available to claim in the amount of $159,048 for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to be used for construction of street improvements for the 2014 Downtown Street Improvements Project; and

WHEREAS, payment of the ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange fund claim will be subject to all conditions specified in the fully executed standard contract agreement between MCAG and Caltrans; and

WHEREAS, if the FINAL RSTP Exchange apportionment figure is higher for Fiscal Year 2012- 2013 than the ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange apportionment figure, Caltrans would have to revised the RSTP Exchange contract with the higher amount before MCAG could instruct the Merced County Auditor Controller’s Office to distribute the greater FINAL RSTP Exchange fund amount to member agencies; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston has established special gas tax street improvement fund as a requirement to receive the ESTIMATE RSTP Exchange funds; and

WHEREAS, it is deemed in the best interest of the City of Livingston that the City Manager be authorized to sign the ESTIMATE RSTP exchange funds claim form for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 and to submit said claim form to MCAG for processing.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to sign and file the above described ESTIMATE RSTP exchange funds claim on behalf of the City of Livingston for the amount of $159,048.

Passed and adopted this 4th day of March, 2014, by the following vote: AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

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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 4th day of March, 2014.

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Betty Cota, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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