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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
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

                                          Org                                                               9990

                                          Program                                          0001

                                          Budget Year                                          0000

                                          Sub Class                                          R999

                                          Account                                          000600

                                          Project                                          Grantor Share

                                          Amount                                          $200,000

                                                               

2.  Create the necessary Grant and Aid Project/Grant and Project/Grant Levels; budget against these Project/Grant values the amount required under the grant agreement;

 

3.  Establish the necessary City Share Project Values; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That these funds are budgeted for the Department of Public Works-Operations Division, which is authorized to:

 

1.  Expend from the amount budgeted for specified purposes as indicated in the grant budget and incur costs consistent with the award date;

 

2.  Enter into subcontracts as detailed in the grant budget.

 

Requestor

Department of Public Works-Operations Division

2/25/20