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File #: 12-1551    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/13/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/23/2014 Final action: 9/23/2014
Title: Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment 1 to the grant funded Agreement No.12-53616 with Texas Southern University, which allows the Community Development Agency to be paid for staff time to assist with the research project titled "Evaluation of Alternative Abrasives and Snow Plowing Practices and Road Sweeping/Vacuuming as Source Control BMPs for Load Reduction of Fine Sediment Particles and Particles Associated Phosphorus in Urban Roadway Storm Water". This amendment will extend the term of the Agreement from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014 and make other minor modifications.
Attachments: 1. 2A - Staff Report 9-23-14, 2. 2B - Approved CRS Amend. 14-53992 9-23-14, 3. 2C - Amendment 1 to Contract with Texas Southern University 9-23-14, 4. Executed Agreement 9-23-14 item 8.pdf, 5. A - Approved CRS 4-9-13, 6. B - Agreement 4-9-13, 7. Fully executed Agreement Texas Southern.pdf
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Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment 1 to the grant funded Agreement No.12-53616 with Texas Southern University, which allows the Community Development Agency to be paid for staff time to assist with the research project titled "Evaluation of Alternative Abrasives and Snow Plowing Practices and Road Sweeping/Vacuuming as Source Control BMPs for Load Reduction of Fine Sediment Particles and Particles Associated Phosphorus in Urban Roadway Storm Water". This amendment will extend the term of the Agreement from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014 and make other minor modifications.

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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Grant Funding Awarded to County $39,339.00

Budget Spent - Prior FY......................... $24,222.57
Budget Remaining - Current FY.......... $15,116.43
Savings……………………………
Other………………………………
Total Grant Funding Available………… $39,339.00

Change To Net County Cost…… $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no Net County Cost associated with this agenda item. The County was awarded $39,339.00 in grant funding from Texas Southern University (TSU); the Community Development Agency (CDA) programmed this grant funding as part of the Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program section of the Capital Improvement Program. Funds in the amount of $15,116.43 which were not expended in FY 2013/14 will be carried over into FY 2014/15.

Background
On April 9, 2013, the Board approved the original agreement with TSU to fund CDA staff time to assist with the research project titled "Evaluation of Alternative Abrasives and Snow Plowing Practices and Road Sweeping/Vacuuming as Source Control BMPs for Load Reduction of Fine Sediment Particles and Particles Associated Phosphorus in Urban Roadway Storm Water". The Agreement was developed to evaluate alternative road abrasive and snow plo...

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