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File #: 21-90    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/17/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: EPA 319 Program Grant for Stormwater Management and Stabilizing Erosion in Residential Area Near Bolin Creek PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to authorize the submittal of a 319 grant application to support a collaborative effort to stabilize erosion occurring in an 11 acre drainage area in the Bolin Forest neighborhood.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - 319 Grant Resolution, 2. Attacment B - Staff memo
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EPA 319 Program Grant for Stormwater Management and Stabilizing Erosion in Residential Area Near Bolin Creek
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to authorize the submittal of a 319 grant application to support a collaborative effort to stabilize erosion occurring in an 11 acre drainage area in the Bolin Forest neighborhood.
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

CONTACT INFORMATION: Randy Dodd, Stormwater Utility Manager (919) 918-7341, rdodd@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: The lower extent of Bolin Creek in Carrboro has been on the State/Federal list of impaired waters for over 15 years because the aquatic insect community, a prime indicator of creek health, is suboptimal, as determined by both State and Town monitoring. In 2008/2009, both Carrboro and Chapel Hill received 319 grants which sponsored projects over a 4 year span to make progress in improving watershed/creek health. One of the outcomes was the completion of a Bolin Creek Watershed Restoration Plan in 2012 that met the requirements for eligibility for future federal/state support. Since the Stormwater Utility was formed in 2017, staff have been looking for an appropriate opportunity to submit a new 319 application. The best opportunity identified to date is for erosion and small stream stabilization in the Bolin Forest neighborhood. The watershed is comprised of a combination of single family residential lots and open space from 3 HOAs.

The project concept that has been identified is to pursue stormwater management and ephemeral stream channel stabilization efforts in an 11 acre drainage. The Town would submit the grant application and provide in kind support with grant administration (if awarded). 9 other organizations (including the 3 HOAs) will provide in kind and cash match with a large amount of outreach and volunteer support. The other partners include OWASA, Orange County Soil and Water Conservation, NC Cooperative Extension, Friends of Bolin Creek, ...

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