COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Historic Crozet Streetscape Enhancement Project

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Request to authorize the County Executive to sign a project agreement for the Crozet Streetscape project.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, Cilimberg, Benish, Wade

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

July 6, 2005

 

ACTION:                                INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:     X                      INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The County submitted a VDoT Transportation Enhancement Program application for the Crozet streetscape in March 2004. In June, 2004 VDoT approved a grant award of $150,000 for Phase I of a three (3) phase improvement project.  Phase I incorporates sidewalk and landscaping improvements generally from the Mountainside Senior Living  on Crozet Avenue to the car wash on Three Notched Road.  Improvements include installation of curb and gutter, sidewalks, protective railings, and lighting under the railroad bridge.  The remaining phases of the project include improvements along Crozet Avenue from Tabor Street to the end of Phase I project.

 

The Board originally approved a resolution supporting this grant request in 2002.  A request by the County for grant funding in 2002, and a subsequent request in 2003, was not funded.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

3.1 Make the County a Safe and Healthy Community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play.

 

DISCUSSION:

VDoT forwarded to the County a draft project agreement between the County and VDoT in March, 2005. The agreement is a standard form contract from VDoT for this type of grant.  The agreement requires a minimum 20% ($30,000) match for the $150,000 grant from the County which has been provided for in the County’s CIP.  The agreement has been reviewed by the County Attorney’s Office and Community Development staff for content, substance, and consistency with the grant application.  Additional, non-substantive, form revisions may be necessary.  This agreement must be signed in order for the project to commence.  The next step in project implementation will be to contract for consultant services to develop construction plans (to be approved by the County and VDoT) for project bidding and construction.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

The County is required to provide a 20% match for the $150,000 grant.  The County has allocated approximately $130,000 in its Capital Improvements Program –Neighborhood Plan Implementation Project to fund the Phase I improvements and satisfy the match requirement. The estimated cost for Phase I improvements is $276,275.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed agreement for the Historic Crozet Streetscape project, and authorize the County Executive to sign the agreement on behalf of the County after it has been approved as to form by the County Attorney with any necessary revisions.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Transportation Enhancement Program Agreement (draft)
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