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File #: [23-0322]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 3/28/2023 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 4/19/2023 Final action: 4/19/2023
Title: Consider American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding for Parks, Greenways, Bikeshare and Community-Based Budgeting Pilot.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. Staff Presentation, 3. Council Member Searing Presentation, 4. Council Questions with Staff Response, 5. AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUND (2023-04-19/O-5)
Related files: [21-0735], [22-0510], [22-0662], [22-0862], [23-0235], [21-0918], [22-0084], [22-0863], [22-0730], [22-0823], [23-0408]

Consider American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding for Parks, Greenways, Bikeshare and Community-Based Budgeting Pilot.

Amy Oland, Director
Business Management
Sarah Poulton, Senior Project Manager
Town Manager's Office
Atuya Cornwell, Director
Parks & Recreation
Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager

Overview: Staff will present a recommended funding allocation for skate park replacement, Bolin Creek Greenway extension design, and bikeshare funding and provide information on the community-based budgeting approach.

That the Council enact the attached project ordinance amendment that allocates funding for the skate park replacement, greenway design, and bikeshare program.

Decision Points:
* Staff will present the following scenario for the remaining Parks and Recreation and greenways funds:
Skate Park Replacement
Design for Bolin Creek Greenway extension to Estes Drive
* The skate park replacement will include a replacement of all vertical elements of the current skate park at Homestead Park.
* The Bolin Creek Greenway extension includes the segment from Umstead Park to Estes Dr. Ext. This project would be designed in conjunction with the Estes Dr. Ext. bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
* Staff will present an allocation of $50,000 for a bikeshare program to serve Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC campus using unneeded money from the OWASA community partner funding.
o OWASA originally requested and was allocated $123,000. Since their award, OWASA customers have continued to pay off their water bill debt so the total amount needed by OWASA is now only $61,517 which leaves $61,483 of unused community partner funding.
* Staff will inform Town Council on the approach of receiving input on Town projects using the remaining $500,000 of ARPA funding set aside for a community-based budgeting pilot.

Key Issues:
* ARPA funding must be obligated by December 31, 202...

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