CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

March 13, 2008

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Larry W. Miller, Director

Parks and Recreation

Topic: 

A Resolution accepting the Project Administration Agreement from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program for the Palmer Extension of the Warrenton Branch Greenway

 

Topic Description:

In November 2006 the Parks and Recreation Department submitted a grant application to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) TEA Program in the amount of $216,000 to fund approximately one-half (˝) mile of trail to be constructed on land committed for donation by Sara Palmer, Trustee.  The proposed trail will ultimately connect to the Warrenton Branch Greenway and offer a safe, and off-road route to school for students who will be attending the school planned for the adjacent property as well as to Lord Fairfax Community College. The trail will also increase non-vehicular transportation opportunities further into the County, expand the recreational value of the linear park, and preserve another section of an environmental corridor of the County.

On June 21, 2007, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved funds in the amount of $150,000 to complete design and construction of the trail.  A Standard Project Administrative Agreement is required by the Department of Transportation to execute the award.  

As per County policy, all grants must be formally accepted by the Board of Supervisors.

The Department of Transportation, Warrenton Branch Greenway - Palmer Extension, Standard Project Administrative Agreement is attached.

A Budget Action Form for appropriating the grant funds is also attached for approval.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Matching funding is already allocated.  This requires no additional financial outlay.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

County Attorney

Parks and Recreation Department

Finance Department

Attachments:

1.                  Warrenton Branch Greenway – Palmer Extension Project Administration Agreement

2.                  Budget Action Form

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