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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: [21-0522]


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Adopt a Resolution Supporting a Grant Application to the Governor's Highway Safety Program.
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Staff:
Department:
Judy Johnson, Interim Director
Planning
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.


Recommendation(s):
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.

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Attachments:

* Resolution

* Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

* GHSP Grant Application

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A GRANT APPLICATION TO T...

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