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2011-078-1471 - Transportation Enhancement Program 2011 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: May 11, 2011 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: MPO Transportation Enhancement Grant Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X N/A Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image X Communcation Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: Enhance overall quality of life fro residents and businesses od CMG. 2.2 Prioritize 22 zones for sidewalk repairs in the entire city. X Sponsor Name Danny Crew, City Manager Department: Planning and Zoning Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR THE MIAMI‐DADE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION YEAR 2011 TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (“TEP”) GRANT AND TO TAKE ANY ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO RECEIVE GRANT FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background Miami‐Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has issued its Year 2011 Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) funding cycle solicitation that includes an application and guidelines. The projects prioritized in this cycle will be programmed in the MPO’s 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Completed applications are due on Friday, June 3, 2011. The TEP is an element of the Federal Highway Administration’s Surface ITEM K-2) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION 2011 Transportation Enhancement Program 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 Transportation Program that provides funds for the development of “non‐traditional” transportation projects. Applications may be submitted by municipal government or any other county, state or federal governmental body. Current Situation As an overall goal, the City’s Comprehensive Plan calls for connecting our parks and schools with a system of sidewalks and trails. As a part of that goal of connectivity, a proposal is being outlined to apply for the TEP funds for A Recreational Trail Enhancement and Safety Program specific to Trail Phase 2 West Side Blueway Trail as adopted in the City’s Recreational Trails Master Plan. This project will construct a City sidewalk/trail and also implement the City’s Recreational Trails Master Plan by providing connectivity from Trail Phase I from Carol City Elementary School and Audrey King Park (formerly Carol Park) to Barbara Hawkins Elementary School/Carol City Middle School/Risco Park. The project is is to be located in public rights‐of‐way and will not actually be located on School Board property which includes Risco Park. This project will be coordinated between the Planning & Zoning Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Capital Projects Department, Public Works Department and the School Board. A project location map is attached. Analysis There would be no impact on City resources if TEP Funds were awarded Proposed Action: Staff recommends that City Council adopt a resolution to authorize the City Manager to submit an application to the Miami‐Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization for the TEP funds for the proposed Recreational Trail Enhancement and Safety Program. Attachment: Attachments: 1. State of Florida Department of Transportation Sample Application for Transportation Enhancement Projects 2. Transportation Enhancement Selection and Prioritization Criteria for the Miami Urbanized Area MPO 3. Miami Gardens Project Location Map STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAMPLE APPLICATION FOR TRANSPORTATION 3/2011 ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS Page 1 0f 3 Project Title: Project Sponsor (municipal, county, state, or federal agency, or tribal council): Contact Title Address Phone FAX Priority (relative to other applications submitted by the Project Sponsor). Name of Applicant (If other than Project Sponsor): 1. Qualifying Enhancement Activities: Check the enhancement activity that the proposed project will address. (NOTE: Checking all activities possible does not ensure or increase eligibility. Each activity checked must meet all criteria listed for that activity in Appendix A of FDOT Procedure #525-030-300, Transportation Enhancement Projects). Provision of facilities for pedestrians and bicycles The provision of safety and educational activities for pedestrian and bicyclists Acquisition of scenic easements and scenic or historic sites Scenic or historic highway programs, (including the provision of tourist and welcome center facilities) facilities) Landscaping and other scenic beautification Historic preservation Rehabilitation of historic transportation buildings, structures or facilities (including historic railroad facilities and canals) Preservation of abandoned railway corridors (including the conversion and use thereof for pedestrian or bicycle trails) Control and removal of outdoor advertising Archaeological planning and research Environmental mitigation to address water pollution due to highway runoff or reduce vehiclecaused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity Establishment of transportation museums 03/2011 Page 2 of 3 2. Project Description: Use additional sheets as necessary to respond to the following: (a) Describe the proposed project. (b) Describe how the proposed project is related to the intermodal transportation system by either function, proximity or impact. (One or more may apply). (c) Where is the project located (and what is the project length and termini, if appropriate)? Include location map. (d) Summarize any special characteristics of project. Provide typical section drawings for appropriate projects. (e) Describe the project's existing right of way ownerships. This description shall identify when the right of way was acquired and how ownership is documented (i.e. plats, deeds, prescriptions, certified surveys). (f) Describe any proposed right of way acquisition, including expected matching fund source, limitations on fund use or availability, and who will acquire and retain ownership of proposed right of way. (g) Describe any related project work phases that are already complete or currently underway. (h) Other specific project information that should be considered. 3. Project Implementation Information: Attach documentation as exhibits to this application. (a) Describe the proposed method of performing (i.e. contract or in-house) and administering (i.e. local or state) each work phase of the project. If it is proposed that the project be administered by a governmental entity other than the Department of Transportation, the agency must be certified to administer Federal Aid projects in accordance with the department’s Local Agency Program Manual (topic no. 525-010-300). (b) Describe any public (and private, if applicable) support of the proposed project. (Examples include: written endorsement, formal declaration, resolution, financial donations or other appropriate means). (c) Describe the proposed ownership and maintenance responsibilities for the project when it is completed. (d) Describe source of matching funds and any restrictions on availability. (e) Other specific implementation information that should be considered. Appendix B FOR FDOT USE ONLY YES NO Application Complete _____ ______ Project Eligible _____ ______ Implementation Feasible _____ ______ Include in Work Program _____ ______ 3/2011 Page 3 of 3 4. Project Cost: What is the total estimated cost of the work requested to be funded as an enhancement project through this application? Planning Activities. $ Project Development and Environmental Studies. $ Engineering and Final Plans Preparation Work. $ Right of Way Acquisition. $ Construction. $ Construction Engineering and Inspection Activities. $ Other. (Describe) $ TOTAL: $ How will the project be funded? FDOT Enhancement Funds $ + Local $ = Total $ FDOT Enhancement Funds % + Local % = 100% CERTIFICATION OF PROJECT SPONSOR I hereby certify that the proposed project herein described is supported by , (municipal, county, state or federal agency, or tribal council) and that said entity will: (1) provide any required funding match; (2) enter into a maintenance agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation; (3) comply with the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Acquisition Policies Act for any Right of Way actions required for the project, and (4) support other actions necessary to fully implement the proposed project. I further certify that the estimated costs included herein are reasonable and understand that significant increases in these costs could cause the project to be removed from the Florida Department of Transportation work program. This project will be administered using the department’s Local Agency Program (check one) yes_____ no___ ___________________________________ Signature ____________________________________ Name (please type or print) ____________________________________ Title ___________________________________ Date Recreational Trails Master Plan 1 TEP Proposal Risco Park Proposal 1