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2012-122-1717 - FRDAP for Rolling Oaks Park  1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169    City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: 09/12/2012 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading:(Enter X in box) 1 st Reading 2 nd Reading X Public Hearing:(Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No Funding Source: Miami Dade Count y GO Bonds FDOT Enhancement Advertising Requirement:(Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #:(Enter #) 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 Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) N/A X Sponsor Name Danny Cre w , City Manager Department:Parks & Recreation,Capital Improvements, Grants Administration  Short  Title:  A  RESOLUTION  OF  THE  CITY  COUNCIL  OF  THE  CITY  OF  MIAMI  GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING  THE  CITY  MANAGER  TO  APPLY  FOR  A  GRANT  WITH  THE  FLORIDA  RECREATION  DEVELOPMENT  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  (“FRDAP”) AND  TO  TAKE  ANY  AND  ALL  STEPS  NECESSARY  TO  ACCEPT  GRANT  FUNDS  IN  THE  AMOUNT  OF  TWO  HUNDRED  THOUSAND  DOLLARS  ($200,000.00) FO R  ROLLING  OAKS  PARK; AUTHORIZING  A  MATCH  IN  FUNDS; AUTHORIZING  THE  CITY  MANAGER  TO  ENTER  INTO  AN  AGREEMENT  FOR  THIS  PURPOSE; PROVIDING  FOR  THE  ADOPTION  OF  REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING  FOR  AN  EFFECTIVE  DATE.  Staff  Summary:  ITEM K-1) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Grant Funds for Rolling Oaks Park   1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169   Background  The  Florida  Recreation  Development  Assistance  Program  (FRDAP) is  a  competitive  program  which  provides  grant  opportunities  to  local  governmental  entities  for  acquisition  and  development  of  land  for  public  outdoor  recreation  use  or  to  construct  recreational  trails.  The  2012 ‐2013  FRDAP  application  submission  period  begins  September  14, 2012.    Current  Situation  The  City’s  master  plan  for  Rolling  Oaks  Park  is  to  create  a  state ‐of  the ‐art  walking  trail  and  park  facility .  The  proposed  improvements  include  construction  of  picnic  and  rain  shelters, picnic  tables, exercise  stations, and  a  biking/hiking  path.  The  submission  of  the  FRDAP  grant  application   will  help  support  the  City’s  completion  of  the  planned  capital  improvements  at  Rolling  Oaks  Park.  Said  improvements  have  been  deferred  for  a  number  of  years  due  to  a  lack  of  funding.  Through  the  City’s  newly  created  Grants  Administration  office, the  City  has  prepared  a  grant  application  in  the  amount  of  two  hundred  thousands  dollars  ($200,000)  to  undertake  the  developments  outlined  in  the  Parks  Master  Plan  for  Rolling  Oaks  Park.  The  FRDAP  grant  requires  a  matching  amount  equal  to  the  funding  awarded.  The  City’s  match  will  be  provided  by  funds  allocated  by  the  Miami ‐Dade  County  General  Obligation  Bonds  and  Florida  Department  Of  Transportation  Enhancement  Grant.  An  authorizing  resolution  is  required  to  accompany  FRDAP  grant  applications.  Applications  are  due  September  28, 2012.  Proposed  Action:  That  the  City  Council  approve  the  attached  resolution.  Attachment: