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City Council Agenda
Meeting Date: 05/07/2013  
Subject:    Green Partnership Fund Grant Acceptance for Porous Driveway Initiative
Presenter: Mark Palmer
Department: Public Works  

Information
Recommended Action
Accept a Green Partnership Fund grant in the amount of $10,000 from Pierce Conservation District for the Porous Driveway Initiative project, amend the budget and capital plan as appropriate, and authorize the City Manager to execute the grant funding agreement in a form as approved by the City Attorney.
Background
The Porous Driveway Initiative is part of Puyallup’s Rain Garden Program, which is entering its fifth year of successful green stormwater infrastructure installations. The Porous Driveway Initiative will support water quality improvements in the TMDL-affected Clarks Creek basin, educate local residents on green stormwater infrastructure, and serve as a lasting demonstration for homeowners and businesses.

Building on past grant-funded permeable pavement installations, the 2013 initiative will be a cost-share program. The City will purchase materials such as aggregate rock bases, permeable pavers, pervious concrete, and related materials. Participants will be responsible for labor costs to complete and install the project. This program is funded by an existing Department of Ecology grant, and will be expanded by the Green Partnership Fund. This program would fund up to nine permeable pavement driveway installations.

The installation of permeable pavements was identified as a long-term solution by the Clarks Creek Elodea Task Force in 2012 as an activity that will reduce stormwater surface flows and associated pollutants into Clarks Creek-basin streams.
Previous Actions (Discussions/Presentations)
Summary of Proposal
The City Council is being asked to accept a Green Partnership Fund grant for the construction of permeable pavement driveways under the Porous Driveway Initiative project.
Alternatives/Options
This project will support stormwater and water quality improvements in the Clarks Creek watershed. Additional funding for this project is provided by a Department of Ecology grant. The Green Partnership grant funds will allow for an expansion of the program, allowing more permeable driveways to be installed.


Fiscal Impact
Amount Budgeted: $27,000
Bid Amount:
City Funding Needed for Project:
Funds from Other Sources: $27,000
Ongoing Staff Costs: *
Fiscal Impacts:

There is no match requirement for this grant. The $10,000 funding will supplement other existing grant funds identified for this project.

*Ongoing staff costs will include time to review annual inspection reports submitted by homeowners for the permeable pavement driveways. It is estimated that the time needed to review annual reports will be eight hours.

Attachments
Grant Agreement
Grant Application
Clarks Creek Task Force Solutions Memorandum

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