Leon Valley
TX

Resolution
17-013R

Resolution Authorizing The City of Leon Valley to Apply To the Bexar County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Fiscal Year 2017 CDBG Funding in the Amount of $270,148.50 To Replace Water and Sewer Mains Along Cades Cove from Timberhill Dr. To Millstream.

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Department:Public WorksSponsors:
Category:Grant

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

The attached resolution authorizes the filing of a grant application with the Bexar County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for fiscal year 2017, and authorizes the City Manager to act on behalf of the City of Leon Valley in all matters related to the application.  

 

The Bexar County Department of Community Resources began the 2017 grant program for CDBG funding for eligible areas within Bexar County. The City of Leon Valley is in Bexar County Precinct 2.  The City has completed an estimate for the replacement of water and sewer mains along Cades Cove from Timberhill Dr. to Millstream. The project scope consists of replacing 1720 LF of 8” asbestos-concrete water main with new C-900 pipe, replacing 1420’ of 8” sewer main, re-connecting 35 service lines, installing 3 gate valves, 7 sewer manholes and providing for asphalt repairs. The water main has experienced numerous breaks with consequent repairs over the past five years. Video of sewer mains show conditions of mains need replacement.    

 

The grant application will be evaluated to ensure the project meets HUD guidelines, and the City will receive an eligibility letter that does not obligate funding. In July, the Bexar County Commissioners will make their final selection of projects to be recommended for funding, and selected projects will be submitted to HUD for evaluation. 

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social Equity - Adds to general quality of life for all citizens.

 

Economic Development - Improvements to the water and sewer utilities help us maintain infrastructure which may encourage relocation.

 

Environmental Stewardship - Reduces the amount of main breaks, and helps to reduce the City’s water loss, conserving water from the Edwards Aquifer.   

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The estimated project cost is $540,297. The City is applying for 50% CDBG funding with a 50% City match. The City’s match-$270,149 will be covered partially by the Water Utility budget, Wastewater Utility budget, along with some funds from the Street Maintenance Tax, for asphalt pavement repairs associated with the project. 

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

Item 2 - Continue Work on Capital and Planning Projects

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff recommends approval of the Resolution.  The Resolution will be included with the City’s grant application to the Bexar County Department of Community Resources.

 

Body

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY TO APPLY TO THE BEXAR COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 CDBG FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $270,148.50; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE APPLICATION; AND PLEDGING THAT IF A GRANT IS RECEIVED, THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY WILL COMPLY WITH THE GRANT REQUIREMENTS.

 

WHEREAS, The Bexar County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is accepting applications for funding for Fiscal Year 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Leon Valley is a participating city with a long history of successful CDBG Projects dating back to 1986; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Leon Valley is dedicated to community development support projects to provide needed services in areas of the City that would otherwise not be economically feasible; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Leon Valley is proposing to replace the water and sewer mains on Cades Cove at an estimated project cost of $540,297; with the City providing a 50% match; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Leon Valley is dedicated to the public safety of its citizens and has identified a need eligible for funding that reflects infrastructure improvements in a qualifying area of the City;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS, THAT:

 

Section 1.              The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) application for funding to the Bexar County Community Development Block Grant Program for consideration at the Bexar County Commissioners Court in June of 2017 is hereby authorized.

 

Section 2.              City Manager is hereby authorized to act on behalf of the City of Leon Valley in all matters related to the application and pledge that if a grant is received, the City of Leon Valley will comply with the Grant requirements.

 

Section 3.              This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon passage by four (4) or more affirmative votes of the entire City Council; otherwise, said effective date shall be ten (10) days from the date of passage hereof.

Meeting History

Apr 4, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Assistant Public Works Director David Dimaline presented the attached resolution authorizing the filing of a grant application with the Bexar County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for fiscal year 2017, and authorizes the City Manager to act on behalf of the City of Leon Valley in all matters related to the application. The Bexar County Department of Community Resources began the 2017 grant program for CDBG funding for eligible areas within Bexar County. The City of Leon Valley is in Bexar County Precinct 2. The City has completed an estimate for the replacement of water and sewer mains along Cades Cove from Timberhill Dr. to Millstream. The project scope consists of replacing 1720 LF of 8” asbestos-concrete water main with new C-900 pipe, replacing 1420’ of 8” sewer main, re-connecting 35 service lines, installing 3 gate valves, 7 sewer manholes and providing for asphalt repairs. The water main has experienced numerous breaks with consequent repairs over the past five years. Video of sewer mains show conditions of mains need replacement.

Assistant Public Works Director Dimaline continued to say the grant application will be evaluated to ensure the project meets HUD guidelines, and the City will receive an eligibility letter that does not obligate funding. In July, the Bexar County Commissioners will make their final selection of projects to be recommended for funding, and selected projects will be submitted to HUD for evaluation. The estimated project cost is $540,297. The City is applying for 50% CDBG funding with a 50% City match. The City’s match-$270,149 will be covered partially by the Water Utility budget, Wastewater Utility budget, along with some funds from the Street Maintenance Tax, for asphalt pavement repairs associated with the project.

A motion was made by Council Member Monica Alcocer and seconded by Council Member Benny Martinez to approve a resolution authorizing the City of Leon Valley to apply to the Bexar County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as presented.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
SECONDER:Benny Martinez, Council Place 4
AYES:David Jordan, David Edwards, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez, Belinda Ealy

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