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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA COMMUNICATION
AGENDA DATE:June 22, 2021
SUBJECT:

Adopt a Resolution and Authorize the City Manager or Designee to Apply for, Accept, Reject, Alter or Terminate a Grant Through the Collin County Parks and Open Space Funding Assistance Program for Construction of the Bethany Lakes Loop Trail.

STAFF RESOURCE:

Kate Meacham, Director of Parks and Recreation

ACTION PROPOSED:

Adopt a Resolution and Authorize the City Manager or Designee to Apply for, Accept, Reject, Alter or Terminate a Grant Through the Collin County Parks and Open Space Funding Assistance Program for Construction of the Bethany Lakes Loop Trail.




BACKGROUND

The Bethany Lakes Loop Trail was designed in-house and publicly bid as an alternate in 2015.  The Loop Trail was not constructed due to funding constraints at the time.  The proposed loop trail is a desirable amenity at the park in that it will provide a continuous one-mile hike and bike circulation path around the entire park. Staff anticipates that this project will be an instant success, based on the popularity and usefulness of the loop trail at Celebration Park.   


BUDGETARY IMPACT

The Collin County Parks and Open Space Funding Assistance Program will reimburse up to 50% of projects selected. The program funds are reimbursable, requiring the City to first expend the construction costs and request reimbursement of funds granted.  Bethany Lakes Loop Trail expenses are anticipated to be $463,626.  The City's required match is available from the Allen Community Development Corporation 4B Sales Tax Funds allocated and authorized for trail construction.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager or Designee to Apply for, Accept, Reject, Alter, or Terminate a Grant Through the Collin County Parks and Open Space Funding Assistance Program for the Construction of the Bethany Lakes Loop Trail.


MOTION

I make a motion to adopt Resolution No. ______________ authorizing the City Manager or designee to apply for, accept, reject, alter, or terminate a grant through the Collin County Parks and Open Space Funding Assistance Program for construction of the Bethany Lakes Loop Trail.



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Resolution
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