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File #: 22-0696    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/8/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement between the El Dorado County Transportation Commission and County of El Dorado for Fiscal Year 2021-22 Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Exchange Funds in the amount of $603,799. FUNDING: Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Exchange Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Routing Sheet 22-0696, 2. B - X22-6157 (078) Agreement, 3. Executed X22-6157 (078) Agreement

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Department of Transportation recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement between the El Dorado County Transportation Commission and County of El Dorado for Fiscal Year 2021-22 Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Exchange Funds in the amount of $603,799.

 

FUNDING:  Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Exchange Funds.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

As authorized by Section 182.6(g) of the Streets and Highway Code, the El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) has entered into Agreement X22-6157(078) with the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to assign a defined portion of its annual Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP) apportionment to Caltrans in exchange for FY 2021-22 non-federal State Highway Account funds. EDCTC is authorized to use these exchange funds to assist local agencies in promoting projects which otherwise qualify for STBGP funds.

 

All projects are those that require a match that use non-federal funds, which these Exchange Funds provide. Additionally, these are projects scheduled to be in process in time to use the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) funds, which must be expended within a certain time frame from when the funding cycle was released. The projects listed to receive these STBGP exchange funds are as follows:

 

- US 50 / Camino Area Safety Improvement Project to reduce accidents in the area (Capital Improvment Program (CIP) Number 71319 / 36104015): $41,803

 

- Intersection Safety/Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Pedestrian safety improvements on Pleasant Valley Road at 4 locations. Crossings include: Oriental Street, Church Street, Racquet Way, and Pleasant Valley Road between Toyan Drive to Pearl Place

(CIP Number 72196 / 36105061): $121,324

 

- Pleasant Valley Road Safety Improvements: Sight Triangle Improvements along Pleasant Valley Road at 5 locations. Crossings to be improved include Zandonella Road/Big Cut Road, Hanks Exchange Road, Cedar Ravine Road, Newton Road, and Leisure Lane (CIP Number 72197 / 36105062): $136,199

 

- High friction surface treatment and striping along the entire length of Pleasant Valley Rd in El Dorado County (CIP Number 36105072): $304,473

 

EDCTC is required to execute formal written agreements between EDCTC and STBGP Exchange Recipients and provide oversight of the program funds. The EDCTC received the FY 2021-22 STBGP Exchange Funds, which will be paid to the County per the formula-based distribution policy adopted by EDCTC on February 3, 2011, after approval by EDCTC and the execution of this Agreement. The expiration date of the funds is five (5) years from the date funds are allocated by EDCTC.

 

ALTERNATIVES

Until an item such as this is approved by the Board, the funding will remain unclaimed.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

EDCTC

CAO - Community Development Finance and Administration

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

Approval of this Agreement will allow the County to receive a total of $603,799 in STBGP funding to be used on the following CIP projects: US 50/Camino Area Safety Project, CIP Number 71319 / 36104015, $41,803; Intersection Safety/Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Pedestrian safety improvements on Pleasant Valley Road at 4 locations, CIP Number 72196 /36105061, $121,324; Pleasant Valley Road Safety Improvements: Sight Triangle Improvements, CIP Project Number 72197 / 36105062, $136,199; Pleasant Valley Road Safety Improvements, CIP Project Number 36105072, $304,473. Project financing plans in the CIP will be updated to reflect this revenue.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

1) The Clerk of the Board will obtain the Chair’s signature on two (2) originals of the STBGP Agreement.

2) The Clerk of the Board will forward the two (2) partially-executed original Agreements to the CAO - Community Development Finance and Administration, for further processing.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Infrastructure, Good Governance

 

CONTACT

Rafael Martinez, Director

Department of Transportation