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File #: 220029    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2022 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/1/2022
Effective date:    
Title: : Resolution relating to the acceptance, funding and expenditure of a Harbor Assistance Program grant between Port Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: PORT OF MILWAUKEE, STATE GRANTS, WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Attachments: 1. File 220029 Port Milwaukee 2022 Harbor Assistance Program (HAP) Grant.pdf, 2. 0495-22-04_PortMilwaukee-JonesIs-dockwall-grant_agreement-signed.pdf, 3. Resolution Certification 0495-22-04.pdf

 Number

220029

Version

ORIGINAL
Reference

201439
Sponsor

THE CHAIR
Title:

Resolution relating to the acceptance, funding and expenditure of a Harbor Assistance Program grant between Port Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Analysis

This resolution approves a Harbor Assistance Program grant agreement between Port Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The grant will help to repair and reconstruct a section of dockwall along the Jones Island Inner Mooring Basin with a total project budget and funding amount of $1,468,750. The resolution also authorizes Port Milwaukee to accept, fund and expend the grant funds and to execute the necessary documents.
Body

Whereas, Port Milwaukee strengthens the overall economic and social environment of the City of Milwaukee and the Great Lakes region by increasing international trade, business development, and job creation; and

Whereas, Port Milwaukee generates $100 million in local economic activity and regional business revenue annually through its ongoing commercial, cruise ship and multimodal activity in Milwaukee; and

Whereas, Port Milwaukee is responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of its capital assets and transportation infrastructure; and

 

Whereas, In 2021, Port Milwaukee established a new Capital Asset Renewal Plan (CARP), which institutes a long-term maintenance and replacement schedule for Port facilities and infrastructure; and

 

Whereas, The CARP found that the current placement value of all Port-operated and owned capital assets is over $190 million, and the total 50-year renewal costs for Port capital assets is over $202 million, or approximately $4 million annually; and

Whereas, Port Milwaukee owns and maintains approximately 5 miles of dockwall, which connects Port domestic and international terminals to two Class 1 railroads, Union Pacific (UP) and Canadian Pacific (CP), and provides multiple berths for “Seawaymax” vessel delivery service to and from the Port; and

 

Whereas; In order to accommodate the expanded safe, secure and efficient wharfage and dockage of domestic and foreign vessels, additional dockwall enhancements and improvements were identified in the CARP; and

 

Whereas; On March 23, 2021, the Common Council adopted File Number 201439, a resolution approving Port Milwaukee’s Three-Year (2021-2023) Harbor Development Statement of Intentions, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation requirement to apply to the Harbor Assistance Program (HAP) annually; and

 

Whereas; This HAP-funded project, which totals $1,468,750, will help to partially repair and reconstruct a section of dockwall along the Jones Island Inner Mooring Basin; and

 

Whereas, $1,175,000 (80%) of the grant will be provided by WisDOT (grantor share) and $293,750 (20%) of the grant will be provided in the Port 2022 Capital Budget (Project 180000200 - Pier Berth & Channel Improvements), as previously approved by the Common Council; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that Port Milwaukee is authorized to accept the enclosed HAP Grant Agreement 0495-22-04 between Port Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in accordance with the terms of said agreement, without further Common Council approval unless the terms of the grant change in a manner described in s. 304-81 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances; and be it

 

Further Resolved, That the City Comptroller is hereby authorized to add within the Capital Improvement Fund, Grant and Aid Projects, an additional $1,175,000 for this project and to transfer to these accounts the amount required under the grant agreement and City Accounting Policy as follows:

 

State I.D. 0495-22-04

Port Milwaukee - Inner Mooring Basin Dockwall HAP

City Share - Pier Berth & Channel Improvements

PT180000200

Fund 0481

$293,750

Grantor Reimbursable Fund - Inner Mooring Basin Dockwall HAP
PT320220100

Fund 0481
$1,175,000


Current estimated cost of total project, including this resolution, $1,468,750

 

; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That Port Milwaukee is authorized to expend these funds for the specified purpose as indicated in the amended grant agreement; and, be it

 

Further Resolved; That the Municipal Port Director, as representative of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, is authorized to sign agreements, forms, claims, and other required documents binding upon said Board in connection with the acceptance and administration of this grant, as amended; and be it

 

Further Resolved; That the proper City officials are directed to execute Agreement 0495-22-04 by and between Port Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on behalf of the City of Milwaukee.

 

Requestor

Port Milwaukee
Drafter

Adam Tindall-Schlicht
Port Milwaukee

04/25/22