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File #: 19-236    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/25/2019 Final action:
Title: Additional Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Funds PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to authorize the Town Manager to accept additional Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant funds for the elevation of properties on Lorraine Street.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Hazard Mitigation Grant Project Ordinance Amendment
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Additional Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Funds
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to authorize the Town Manager to accept additional Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant funds for the elevation of properties on Lorraine Street.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning, Public Works, Finance

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire-- 919-918-7327; Marty Roupe - 919-918-7333; Joe Guckavan - 919-918-7427; Randy Dodd - 919-918-7341; Arche McAdoo 919-918-7439

INFORMATION: In 2016, the Town was awarded a grant for the elevation of residences at 400 Lorraine Street and 403 Lorraine Street. The amount awarded by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management was $239,960. The updated project cost estimate based on incurred and anticipated costs, including a construction bid received on February 7, 2019, exceeds the grant award by $80,772. In February, Town staff requested additional grant funds and an extension of time for the grant period of performance. Based on a telephone conversation with Town staff, NC Department of Public Safety staff has indicated that the time extension has been approved; a review of the request for additional funding is still in progress. As a general rule, verbal authorization of grant conditions is not considered to be an official commitment of the funds. The letter of award from the grantor actually commits the funding. However, given the nature of this project and the established working relationship with the NCDPS staff, we are confident that the official award letter will be forthcoming. In order to keep this project moving, it is critical that staff be able to continue moving these projects forward during the summer months. We are, therefore, asking that the Board adopt the attached grant project ordinance to increase the total grant amount to $320,732.

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: Since the projects receive 100 percent f...

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