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File #: 191778    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/24/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relative to acceptance and funding of a USDA Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant Improving Resiliency of Milwaukee’s Street Trees.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: FORESTS AND FORESTRY, GRANTS, TREES
Attachments: 1. GLRI Improving Resiliency of Milw Street Trees Oper Grant Budget.pdf, 2. GLRI Improving Resiliency of Milw Street Trees Grant Analysis.pdf
Number
191778

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
CHAIR

Title
Resolution relative to acceptance and funding of a USDA Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant Improving Resiliency of Milwaukee’s Street Trees.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes the Department of Public Works - Operations Division (Forestry Section) to accept and fund a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from USDA Forest Service in the amount of $250,000 with a city share of $50,000 and a grantor share of $200,000. The purpose of the grant is to further diversify street tree canopy at risk of Emerald Ash Borer by removing and replacing 900 poor-to-fair condition ash street trees with alternative tree species and to install gravel holding beds at each of 3 Forestry District yards to build holding capacity for bare root trees.

Body
Whereas, The City of Milwaukee appears to be eligible for grant funds from USDA Forest Service to further diversify street tree canopy by removing and replacing 900 poor-to-fair condition ash street trees and to install gravel holding beds at each of 3 Forestry District yards to build holding capacity for bare root trees; and

Whereas, The operation of this grant from 1/1/2020 to 12/31/2021 would cost $250,000 of which, $50,000 (20%) would be provided by the city and $200,000 (80%) would be provided by the grantor; now therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that the Department of Public Works shall accept this grant without further approval unless the terms of the grant change as indicated in Section 304-81, of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the City Comptroller is authorized to:

1. Commit funds within the Project/Grant Parent of the 2020 Special Revenue - Grant and Aid Projects the following amounts for the program/project titled Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Improving Resiliency of Milwaukee’s Street Trees:
Project/Grant GR0000020000
Fund 0150
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