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File #: 21-2261    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Conference Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/30/2021 In control: Town Council Conference Session
On agenda: 5/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Plan Moving Forward with the Maud Robinson Trust for Sidewalks
Attachments: 1. Trust Fund Estimates, 2. Graphic of 2021-22 Construction, 3. Projections for 2022 Construction
Plan Moving Forward with the Maud Robinson Trust for Sidewalks

The Robinson Trust provided guidelines to the Town that were to be used to determine which projects are eligible for Robinson Trust funding.

The criteria:
? The potential project cannot already be funded by other funding sources.
? The potential project must not have sidewalk on either side.
? The funds can only be spent on sidewalks, not other substantial infrastructure; this led us to begin with sidewalks that already have curb and gutter.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) began to develop a list of eligible projects by a review of previously unfunded project requests as well as site visits, DPW compiled an initial list of 24 projects. The trustee of the Robinson Trust has indicated that these street projects are eligible for the Robinson funding summarized in the attached file entitled "Trust Fund Estimates".

DPW ranked the projects using the Town's Sidewalk Rating System that include elements such as safety, feasibility, GIS Heat Map (a suitability analysis that considers the geographic representation of the density of features), Road Classification, Traffic Volumes, Proximity to Metro, proximity to Transit, and proximity to school bus stops.

DPW prepared cost estimates for each project based upon an assumed cost per foot of sidewalk. Based on the cost estimates DPW believed that construction of all 24 projects would fully spend and fully utilize the funds provided by the Robinson Trust. Construction of these projects would provide 3.3 miles of new sidewalks and have a value (construction cost) of $10.6 million.

DPW divided the 24 projects into 3 groups based on the scoring system. The highest ranking projects generally became part of Group 1, followed by the next highest ranking designated to Group 2, etc. DPW conducted outreach with the homeowners whose properties are along the potential project streets.

DPW recommended design approv...

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