September 1, 2022
Town Council Agenda Item 2023-024 – APPROPRIATION ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $75,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT FOR A FEDERAL GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS AT OLD SHORE ROAD, COTUIT AND AUTHORIZATION TO EXPEND SAID GRANT
ORDERED: That the amount of $75,000 be appropriated for the purpose of funding permitting and construction expenses for the implementation of Stormwater Improvements at Old Shore Road, Cotuit, representing the local match requirement for the acceptance of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service in the amount of $200,000, and that to meet this appropriation, that $75,000 be provided from the Capital Trust Fund, and that the Town Council does hereby authorize the Town Manager to contract for and expend this appropriation and grant for the purpose of funding design, permitting, and construction of Stormwater Improvements at Old Shore Road in Cotuit, including the payment of costs incidental or related thereto.
TO: Town Council
FROM: Mark S. Ells, Town Manager
THROUGH: Daniel W. Santos, P.E., Director of Public Works
DATE: August 18, 2022
SUBJECT: Appropriation Order in the amount of $75,000 for the purpose of funding the local match requirement for a Federal Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service in the amount of $200,000 for design and construction of Stormwater Improvements at Old Shore Road, Cotuit
BACKGROUND: This project will fund the design, permitting, and construction required for implementing stormwater improvements at Old Shore Road in Cotuit for the purposes of improving water quality in nearby shellfishing areas of Cotuit Bay. This project will be completed in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS will provide funding for the design and 75% of the construction costs, totaling up to $200,000. The Town is responsible for the permitting and 25% of the construction costs, totaling up to $75,000.
ANALYSIS: This grant is for the for the design and implementation of the Old Shore Road Stormwater Treatment Project to improve water quality in nearby shellfishing areas under the Watershed Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program’s Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project. The project will install a stormwater BMP adjacent to the boat ramp on Old Shore Road in order to improve water quality.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: This grant opportunity is a reimbursable grant for expenses up to $200,000. The Town is required to provide a minimum of a 25% match, and anticipates the Town’s total expenses to be $75,000 for the project. The Town’s matching funds for this project will be provided from the Capital Trust Fund which has an available balance of $14,774,637.
TOWN MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Mark S. Ells, Town Manager, recommends approval of this appropriation order.
STAFF ASSISTANCE: Daniel W. Santos, P.E., Director of Public Works
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