Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
2018-123

Appropriating Funds from the Tompkins County Natural Infrastructure Capital Project Funds for the Tompkins County Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project

Information

Department:Planning and Sustainability DepartmentSponsors:
Category:EnvironmentalFunctions:Planning

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. FINAL Natural Infrastructure_Ditch Improvement_PDEQ_Memo 05-22-18 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. Natural Infrastruce Program Overview and Criteria 05-18
  4. DuboisRoadDitchBMP 05-21-18

Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature established the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project in 2017, and

 

              WHEREAS, the current balance in the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project fund is $365,000, and

 

WHEREAS, the objectives of the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project are to:

·              Protect and enhance those natural systems that can help to mitigate the impacts of intensive rainfall events that are expected to continue to increase as a result of climate               change;

·              Help decrease sediment loads in streams and Cayuga Lake;

·              Protect overall water quality in streams, surficial aquifers and Cayuga Lake, and

 

WHEREAS, the Natural Infrastructure Capital project goal is to reduce risks of flooding and protect public and private water supplies, and

 

WHEREAS, the Project Selection Criteria and Process was accepted by the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee in February 2017, which outlined the following evaluation criteria:

·              The cost effectiveness of project in achieving the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project objectives;

·              The ability for the project to leverage additional funding;

·              The project is of sufficient size to make a major contribution to protection of natural infrastructure, and

 

WHEREAS, the projects are to provide funding from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project fund to the support the Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project, and

 

WHEREAS, the Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project demonstrates innovative road ditch management techniques that would retain sediment before it enters streams, and

 

WHEREAS, support from the Natural Infrastructure Project fund is an important but not sole component of the total funding needed to implement the projects, and

 

              WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability and the Planning Advisory Board have recommended that the County Legislature authorize $3,000 in funding from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project to support the Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project, now therefore be it

 

              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee, That a total of three thousand dollars ($3,000) in funding from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project be appropriated for the purpose of supporting the Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project,

 

RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be authorized and directed to make payments up to three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project utilizing funds from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project Fund (HD8747.54400 project #87.47).

SEQR ACTION:  TYPE II-1

Meeting History

May 29, 2018 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting
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Mr. Doyle provided a brief explanation of the Natural Infrastructure program and stated this resolution would allow for funds from the capital program to be used by the Highway Department for the additional costs incurred for innovative ditch management techniques on Dubois Road and an on-site rain garden at the Tompkins County Public Works facility. He spoke of these types of projects being pilot projects but the knowledge gained can be used in future projects if they are successful.

Ms. Champion inquired as to when this project would be completed. Mr. Doyle explained that they are attempting to have this completed in the next month and he will come back to the Committee and report as to how the project went.

Ms. Kelles suggested providing a presentation to the Tompkins County Council of Governments for municipalities to use this information by their public works departments. Mr. Doyle agreed and will look into it.

RESULT:RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Anne Koreman, Member
SECONDER:Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES:Anna Kelles, Amanda Champion, David McKenna, Deborah Dawson, Anne Koreman
Jun 5, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler