M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 9/18/2018 - Ordinance No. 23388-09-2018

DATE: 9/18/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28852 LOG NAME: 23TCEQ FY2019 WHOLE AIR MONITORING CONTRACT
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Acceptance and  Execution of the Intergovernmental Cooperative Reimbursement Contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the Amount of $386,000.00 for the Operation of Local Air Pollution Monitors for a 12 month period, Apply Indirect Costs at Approved Percentage Rate and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Authorize the acceptance and execution of the cooperative reimbursement contract (TCEQ contract  # 582-19-90031) with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)  in an amount not to exceed $386,000.00.

2. Apply the indirect cost rate of 12.66 percent in accordance with the terms of the Cooperative Reimbursement Contract.

3. Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Operating Federal Fund (21001) in an amount not to exceed $386,000.00 after receipt of all grant funds.

 
DISCUSSION:

Since the inception of this monitoring program, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has contracted with the City of Fort Worth for operation and maintenance of air monitoring equipment. The city will be required to operate local air pollution monitors to include retrieving sampling filters and data; sending filters and data for analysis; and performing audit and maintenance activities on the equipment under the terms of the contract.  

The contract period will be September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019, with a not to exceed amount of $386,000.00 for reimbursement of expenses to the City with the option to renew the initial contract for three additional 12 month periods upon written consent of both parties by future amendment.

There is no local match requirement for this grant.

An indirect cost rate of 12.66 percent will be applied in accordance with the terms of the cooperative reimbursement contract.                                                                                                          

The equipment that is operated and maintained is located throughout the city.  Therefore, this contract will serve ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).


 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the Operating Grants fund.  Funds will be on a reimbursement basis from the Grantor after receipt of expenses as outlined in the executed contract.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Valerie Washington (6199)
Originating Department Head:
Brandon Bennett (6345)
Additional Information Contact:
Cody Whittenburg (5455)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  23TCEQ WHOLE AIR MONITORING CONTRACT FY18-19 AO18.docx