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    16.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 02/25/2020  

SUBJECT:
APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS - RIDGEVIEW TRAIL PROJECT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Find that the proposed project at Ridgeview Trail to improve 4,800 linear feet of asphalt trail along the 2.6 mile Ridgeview Trail Loop is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act. 
     
  2. Adopt a resolution entitled:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM
     
  3. Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to act as an agent to execute and submit all documents necessary for the grant application. 
BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS:
Staff recently applied for the above mentioned grant funding offered by the state of California, Department of Parks and Recreation Resources Agency. Acceptance of the submittal for this grant is contingent upon City Council approval of the attached resolution which commits the City to carry out the project should the funds be awarded. 

The Ridgeview Trail segment starts at the end of a cul-de-sac adjacent to Hidden Trails Elementary School and goes west to Vista Dorada Place, which connects to Sunset Park. The proposed project will include removal of old, deteriorated asphalt and replacement with new asphalt to provide a smooth trail surface for multiple travel modes that include walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, and occasional access for maintenance vehicles and the Chino Valley Independent Fire District during emergency events. Additional amenities will include trail markers, dog bag waste stations, and tree planting along this well used trail. 

The total cost of the project is $421,520, of which the City must match $80,920 for a total grant amount of $340,600. Part of the local match will be achieved through in-kind labor provided by the Public Works Department. If awarded, staff will return to the City Council for funding approval.
ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW:
The proposed trail renovation is categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Title 14 California Code of Regulations § 15301 (h) as a Class 1 Categorical Exemption (Existing Facilities). The improvements involve maintenance of an existing asphalt trail and is not anticipated to have any significant impacts with regard to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
 
FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact with this item. If awarded the grant, staff will return to the City Council for funding authorization. 
REVIEWED BY OTHERS:
The Finance Director has reviewed this item. 
Attachments
Resolution

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