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File #: [18-1001]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2018 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 12/5/2018 Final action: 12/5/2018
Title: Consider Authorizing the Town Manager to Execute a Cooperative Agreement with GoTriangle on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Revised Cooperative Agreement-Redlined_11-30-18, 3. Revised Cooperative Agreement-Clean_11-30-18, 4. DOLRT Reimbursement Agreement, June 2018, 5. Staff Presentation, 6. Council Questions with Staff Response with Attachments, 7. Emails from the Public, 8. Joan Guilkey Comments


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Consider Authorizing the Town Manager to Execute a Cooperative Agreement with GoTriangle on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.
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Staff:
Department:
Ben Hitchings, Director
Planning
Judy Johnson, Operations Manager

Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager


Overview: GoTriangle requests a Cooperative Agreement with the Town of Chapel Hill to outline how the two organizations will work together efficiently during the remaining design and construction of the Durham-Orange Light Rail line. The proposed agreement attached describes roles, responsibilities, and procedures to minimize impacts on the Town and help ensure that the light rail project is built in a timely and cost-effective manner. GoTriangle is seeking similar agreements with about a dozen organizations and agencies including the City of Durham, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke Energy, as well as right-of-way approvals from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The Town's legal, planning, and engineering staff have reviewed the agreement and worked with GoTriangle to revise it and provide this final draft.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the resolution authorizing the Town Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with GoTriangle to ensure coordination on the design and construction of the light rail line.

Updates: In response to Council direction at the Council meeting on November 28, 2018, staff from the Town and GoTriangle have taken the draft City of Durham Cooperative Agreement with GoTriangle and amended it to include unique elements from the draft Chapel Hill agreement. In addition, staff has added provisions to address the Council's interest on the following topics, among others:
* Stormwater standards and management;
* Parking lot landscaping;
* Relocation of public utilities;
* Environmental evaluations;
* Opportunities for public input;
* Noise impacts; and
* Cost reimbursement.

An annotated, redlined version of the revised agreement is att...

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