Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Execute Supplemental Agreement with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) - Coddington Road Highway Safety Improvements at Burns Road and East King Road Intersections, PIN 3753.24 - Right-of-Way Acquisition Funding


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Category:Roads and Bridges


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 11 adopted on January 18, 2005, approved reconstruction of Coddington Road (County Road 119) in the Town of Ithaca between the City of Ithaca and Town of Danby lines and authorized execution of an agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) regarding administration and funding of Scoping, Design (Phases I-VI), and Right-of-Way (ROW) Incidentals, and


WHEREAS, Resolution No. 141 adopted on July 5, 2016, and Resolution No. 151 adopted on August 2, 2016, while limiting the scope of said reconstruction to improvements at Coddington Road’s intersections with Burns Road (County Road 116) and East King Road (County Road 179), P.I.N. 3753.24, (the Project), authorized execution of agreements with NYSDOT again regarding administration and funding of Scoping, Design, and ROW Incidentals, and


WHEREAS, the County of Tompkins desires to advance the Project by making a commitment of 100% of the non-federal share of the costs of ROW Acquisition, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, That the Tompkins County Legislature hereby approves the above-subject Project and authorizes the County of Tompkins to pay in the first instance one hundred (100%) percent of the federal and non-federal share of the costs of Scoping, Design, ROW Incidentals, and ROW Acquisition work for the subject Project or portions thereof,


RESOLVED, further, That the sums made available by the above-cited resolutions within account HZ5103.59239.53.08, Coddington Capital Project Account, totaling $995,000.00, are hereby made available to cover the cost of participation in Scoping, Design, ROW Incidentals, and ROW Acquisition work for the Project,


RESOLVED, further, That in the event the non-federal share of the costs of the Project exceed the amount appropriated above, the County Legislature shall convene as soon as possible to appropriate said excess amount immediately upon the notification thereof by the NYSDOT,


RESOLVED, further, That the Tompkins County Administrator or his designee be and hereby is authorized to execute all necessary Agreements, certifications, or reimbursement requests for Federal Aid and/or Marchiselli Aid on behalf of the County of Tompkins with the NYSDOT in connection with the advancement or approval of the Project and providing for the administration of the Project and the municipality’s first-instance funding of Project costs and permanent funding the local share of federal-aid- and State-aid-eligible Project costs and all Project costs within appropriations therefor that are not so eligible,


RESOLVED, further, That a certified copy of this resolution be filed with the New York State Commissioner of Transportation by attaching it to any necessary Agreement in connection with the Project,


RESOLVED, further, That this resolution shall take effect immediately.

SEQR ACTION: Unlisted, Negative Declaration issued (No further action required)


Meeting History

Feb 14, 2017 3:00 PM  Facilities and Infrastructure Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Smith stated this resolution allows for the County to enter into an agreement with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) regarding rights-of-way acquisition related to a project on Coddington Road to improve a very dangerous intersection. This project involves eight small permanent easements which acquisition is underway. The plan is to begin construction in 2018.

Mr. Klein asked about some legal advertisements pertaining to weight limits on local roads. Mr. Smith explained the notices in the paper were not County legal ads but part of the procedure involved in posting weight limits of roads. The notice must be posted in two areas, one being a legal notice in the paper and usually there is a sign with the posted weight limits in the shoulder of the road in question.

MOVER:Michael Sigler, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Daniel Klein, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:David McKenna
Feb 21, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

Ms. Chock commented that this project is a result of one individual coming forward and expressing concern that the intersection was dangerous. County Highway staff investigated the area and it was determined that it was unsafe and the necessary steps were taken.

MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:David McKenna, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Michael Sigler