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File #: [20-0570]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/9/2020 Final action: 9/9/2020
Title: Adopt a Resolution Supporting a Grant Application to the Governor's Highway Safety Program.
Attachments: 1. Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, 2. GHSP Grant Application, 3. Council Questions with Staff Response, 4. A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE GOVERNOR’S HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM (2020-09-09/R-4)
Related files: [22-0563], [21-0522]

Adopt a Resolution Supporting a Grant Application to the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

Judy Johnson, Interim Director
Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager

Jomar Pastorelle, Transportation Planner

Overview: On January 31, 2020 staff submitted a preliminary application for the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP) grant program for Fiscal Year 2021. Council must adopt a resolution to finalize the application and accept federal funding from the grant program. If received, the grant funds would pay a part-time GIS/Complete Streets Specialist, create an inter-agency and inter-disciplinary Pedestrian Safety Task Force, and contribute to Chapel Hill Police Department crosswalk enforcement efforts.

That the Council adopt the resolution approving the grant application to the Governor's Highway Safety Program in the amount of $67,000.

Key Issues:
* From 2014 to 2019, the Town experienced a total of 139 pedestrian crashes.
* Crash clusters occurred within the downtown area and along high-speed corridors.
* Staff completed a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan in spring 2019, which aims to create a safe, connected, and accessible community.
* GHSP funds will build off the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and enhance pedestrian safety efforts.

Fiscal Impact/Resources: If awarded the $67,000 grant, the Town will be able to fund personnel costs, operating costs, and other direct costs. The personnel costs would cover the part-time GIS/Complete Street Specialist position and overtime hours for off-duty officers for one year. Operating costs would cover expenses for outreach campaigns, community stakeholder events and supplies. Other direct costs would cover in-state travel. There is no local match for the grant.

Where is this item in its process?


* Resolution

* Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

* GHSP Grant Application


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