M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 9/18/2018 - Ordinance No. 23386-09-2018

DATE: 9/18/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **G-19370 LOG NAME: 55FTWRAMP2019
CODE: G TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Acceptance of a Routine Airport Maintenance Project Grant for Fort Worth Meacham International Airport from the Texas Department of Transportation, if Offered, in the Amount $50,000.00, Authorize Use of Operating Fund Revenue in the Amount of  $50,000.00 for the City's Grant Match and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (COUNCIL DISTRICT 2)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Authorize the acceptance of a Routine Airport Maintenance Project Grant, if offered, for Fort Worth Meacham International Airport from the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, in the amount of $50,000.00;

2. Authorize the transfer in the amount of $50,000.00 from the Municipal Airports Fund to the Airport Grants Fund for the City's match; and

3. Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing the estimated receipts and appropriations in the Airport Grants Fund in the amount of $100,000.00, contingent upon the receipt of the grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division.

 
DISCUSSION:

Each year, the City of  Fort Worth receives a grant offer from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to provide needed routine maintenance items or to fund small capital improvement projects at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (Meacham Airport) with a total eligible project cost in the amount $100,000.00. This grant requires a 50 percent match of eligible project costs in an amount up to $50,000.00, or whichever is less. The Aviation Department will utilize operating fund revenue to provide match funds to leverage the grant funds for projects.

Allowable expenses under the Routine Airport Maintenance Project (RAMP) Grant include, but are not limited to, pavement crack sealing, pavement markings, drainage replacement or maintenance, replacement bulbs/lamps for airside lighting fixtures and security fencing. Engineering and design expenses are allowed for small capital projects that include, but are not limited to, public parking areas, hangar access roads and extension of  runway lighting systems.

TxDOT does not permit reimbursement of indirect costs in this grant.

Meacham Airport is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 2.

This contract will be governmental entity, state agency or public institution of  higher education: Texas Department of Transportation.

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.
 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, notification of grant award and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the current capital budget, as appropriated, of the Airport Grants Fund. This is a reimbursement grant.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa  (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Bill Welstead (5402)
Additional Information Contact:
Shannon Davis  (5432)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  55FTWRAMP2019 _55004_AO18.docx