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File #: ID16-974    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2016 Final action: 9/1/2016
Title: Approve a Funding Agreement with the Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA) for $4,600,000 to advance to the City the necessary funds for expenses related to the Midtown Trail (Council Districts 4 and 7)
Sponsors: Public Works Department
Attachments: 1. 16-974 FCTA Agreement, 2. 16-974 Midtown Trail Drawing
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL


September 1, 2016


FROM: SCOTT L. MOZIER, PE, Director
Public Works Department

THROUGH: ROBERT N. ANDERSEN, PE, Assistant Director
Public Works Department, Capital Management Division

BY: RANDY BELL, PE, Capital Program Manager
Public Works Department, Capital Management Division

SUBJECT
Title

Approve a Funding Agreement with the Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA) for $4,600,000 to advance to the City the necessary funds for expenses related to the Midtown Trail (Council Districts 4 and 7)

Body
RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Council approve the attached Funding Agreement between the City of Fresno and the FCTA, in the form presented, up to the amount of $4,600,000 to cover expenses incurred by the City resulting from the design, bid and construction for the Midtown Trail, and authorize the Public Works Director or his designee to sign on behalf of the City.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City is planning to construct a 7.1-mile trail in the central portion of the City, known as the Midtown Trail. This trail project will extend from Manchester Center at Blackstone and Shields Avenues, following the Fresno Irrigation District (FID) canal system to the intersection of McKinley Avenue and Clovis Avenue, then continuing north to connect with the Clovis Old Town Trail to become part of a regional trail network. The Funding Agreement with the FCTA to advance $4.6 million in Measure "C" Trails funding will achieve the City's goal of expediting the trail construction.

BACKGROUND

The City is developing a 7.1-mile trail that will eventually connect Manchester Center with the Clovis Old Town Trail. This trail is planned to run adjacent to Shields Avenue between Blackstone and First Street; along the Herndon Canal Bank between Shields and McKinley; adjacent to McKinley along the Mill Ditch between Millbrook and Clovis Avenue and along Clovis Avenue from McKinley to the Clovis Old Town Trail. Upon complet...

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