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AI- 3492   19.    
City Council Agenda
Meeting Date: 02/05/2013  
Subject:    Subaward Agreement Acceptance - Putting Science to Work
Presenter: Mark Palmer
Department: Public Works  

Recommended Action
Accept a sub-award agreement with Washington State University, Puyallup, working under a Washington State Department of Ecology National Estuary Program Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant in the amount of $14,367 for research into soil mixtures for rain garden facilities; amend the budget and capital plan as appropriate; and authorize the City Manager to execute the Sub-award Agreement in a form substantially as approved by the City Attorney.
The City has been offered a sub-award agreement by Washington State University-Puyallup. The funding from this sub-award will pay for staff time, materials and contract work to install two rain gardens in a public area (location to be determined). The purpose of this WSU-led project is to research the accessibility of materials and ease of installation for rain garden soil mixtures.
Previous Actions (Discussions/Presentations)
The City of Puyallup has undertaken many grant-funded projects in partnership with WSU-Puyallup to support Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) research and development. These projects have contributed to the City's recognition as a leader in GSI implementation, which has furthered the City’s grant applications for funding on other stormwater-related projects.
Summary of Proposal
The City Council is being asked to accept a sub-award Agreement with Washington State University-
Puyallup for grant funds to design and construct two rain gardens on publicly-owned property.
The alternative to the proposed action is to not accept the sub-award agreement, and forgo the grant funding.

Fiscal Impact
Amount Budgeted: $0
Bid Amount:
City Funding Needed for Project: $0
Funds from Other Sources: $14,367
Ongoing Staff Costs: *
Fiscal Impacts:
This sub-award will provide $14,367 in grant funding. There is no match requirement for these funds. The total project cost ($14,367) includes staff time, material and contract costs to design and install two rain gardens.

*Ongoing staff costs include:
Total annual maintenance hours: 2 (to weed and add)
Total annual material cost (mulch): $10

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