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File #: 22-1250    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Application/Acceptance of NJDOT Grant of Consulting Services - Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/30/2022 In control: Engineering
On agenda: 9/8/2022 Final action: 9/8/2022
Title: Dept/ Agency: Engineering Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Application/Acceptance of Grant Funds Purpose: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Entity Name: New Jersey Department of Transportation Entity Address: P.O. Box 600, Trenton, New Jersey 08625 Grant Amount: Grant is the Consulting Services, not a monetary grant Total Project Cost: Not Applicable City Contribution: $0.00 Other Funding Source/Amount: Not Applicable Grant Period: Not Applicable Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale (X) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a List of Property: (if applicable) (Address/Block/Lot/Ward) Additional Information:
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Title
Dept/ Agency: Engineering
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Application/Acceptance of Grant Funds
Purpose: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Entity Name: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Entity Address: P.O. Box 600, Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Grant Amount: Grant is the Consulting Services, not a monetary grant
Total Project Cost: Not Applicable
City Contribution: $0.00
Other Funding Source/Amount: Not Applicable
Grant Period: Not Applicable
Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS
( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ
( ) Private Sale (X) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a
List of Property: (if applicable)
(Address/Block/Lot/Ward)
Additional Information:
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WHEREAS, the City's Department of Engineering, Division of Traffic and Signals (the "City") is in need of professional services to prepare a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the City; and

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) provides assistance for Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning through the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Assistance Program; and

WHEREAS, under this program, NJDOT has retained the services, of several consultants with expertise in local bicycle and pedestrian planning. The services of these consultants are provided at no cost to counties and municipalities that demonstrate a need and desire to undertake planning activities that will lead to infrastructure improvements to benefit people who travel by walking, biking or transit; and

WHEREAS, the City's Department of Engineering wishes to submit an application for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Assistance Program; and

WHEREAS, upon final authorization of this project from NJDOT, the Acting Director of the Department of Engineering shall submit a copy of the authorization letter and the project agreement to the Corporation Counsel and the Business Administrator for review, approval, and signature.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

1. The Mayor of the City of Newark and/or his designee, the Acting Director of the Department of Engineering, are hereby authorized to submit an application for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Assistance Program.

2. The program award is hereby accepted.

3. The Mayor of the City of Newark and/or his designee, the Acting Director of the Department of Engineering, are hereby authorized to enter into and execute program documents with NJDOT for the assistance for Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning.

4. Upon notification of final authorization of this project, the Acting Director of the Department of Engineering shall submit a complete copy of the Project Agreement and any associated documents to both the Corporation Counsel and the Business Administrator for review, approval, and signature.

5. The Acting Director of the Department of Engineering shall file a fully-executed copy of the program award letter, and the Project Agreement in the Office of the City Clerk.


STATEMENT

This Resolution ratifies and authorizes the actions taken by the City's Department of Engineering, to submit an application for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Assistance Program, and furthermore, ratifies and authorizes the Mayor of the City of Newark and/or his designee, the Acting Director of the Department of Engineering, to enter into and execute an agreement with and assistance from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.