Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
2018-125

Appropriating Funds from the Tompkins County Natural Infrastructure Capital Project for the Public Works Facility Stormwater Improvement Project

Information

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

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 support the Public Works Facility Stormwater Improvement Project, and

 

WHEREAS, the Public Works Facility Project addresses stormwater runoff issues at a County building in ways that detain water on-site to help overloaded storm sewers or drainage ways in intensive rain events, 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 $7,000 in funding from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project to support the Public Works Facility Stormwater Improvement Project, now therefore be it

 

              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee, That a total of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) in funding from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project be appropriated for the purpose of supporting the Public Works Facility Stormwater Improvement Project,

 

RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be authorized and directed to make payments up to seven thousand dollars ($7,000) for the Public Works Facility Stormwater Improvement Project utilizing funds from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Project Fund (HD8747.54400 project #87.47). 

SEQR ACTION:  Unlisted (Short EAF on file with the Clerk of the Legislature)

 

Meeting History

May 29, 2018 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting
RESULT:RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Amanda Champion, Vice Chair
SECONDER:David McKenna, 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