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  Item # G.       
Meeting Date: 10/03/2018  
Requested by: Jose Rodriguez
Submitted By: Jose Rodriguez, Community Development & Public Works
Department: Community Development & Public Works  

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SUBJECT:
Resolution No. (R)18-40, authorizing and approving an amendment to the Intergovernmental Transportation Funding Agreement between the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) of Pima County and the Town of Oro Valley for the design and construction of improvements to La Cholla Boulevard: Overton Road to Tangerine Road Wildlife Linkages
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends approval.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

On April 5, 2017, the Town and the RTA entered into an IGA to provide RTA wildlife funding in the amount of $93,000 for the design of wildlife features. This proposed amendment will amend the wildlife IGA and add an additional $550,000 in RTA wildlife funds to pay for the construction of wildlife features and to perform wildlife monitoring after the project is complete.

BACKGROUND OR DETAILED INFORMATION:
On April 1, 2015, the Town of Oro Valley approved Resolution No. (R)15-26, authorizing and approving an Intergovernmental Transportation Funding Agreement between the Regional Transportation Authority and the Town of Oro Valley for the roadway design improvements to La Cholla Boulevard: Overton Road to Tangerine Road.

On January 4, 2017, the Town of Oro Valley approved Resolution No. (R)17-01, authorizing and approving an amendment to the Intergovernmental Transportation Funding Agreement between the Regional Transportation Authority and the Town of Oro Valley in the amount of $1.8 million to finalize the roadway design and for the purchase of additional right-of-way needed in the La Cholla project from Overton Road to Tangerine Road.
 
On March 7, 2018, the Town of Oro Valley approved Resolution No. (R)18-10, authorizing and approving a second amendment to the Intergovernmental Transportation Funding Agreement between the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County and the Town of Oro Valley in the amount of $15.7 million to provide construction funds.
 
On April 5, 2017, the Town of Oro Valley approved Resolution No. (R)17-12, authorizing and approving an Intergovernmental Transportation Funding Agreement between the Regional Transportation Authority and the Town of Oro Valley to provide $93,000 in RTA wildlife funds for the design of wildlife features.
 
This amendment will amend the IGA for wildlife (Resolution (R)17-12) and add $550,000 of RTA wildlife funds to the project. $450,000 will go towards the roadway construction to pay for wildlife features. The features consists of modifying drainage structures to accommodate wildlife crossings, adding skylights, baffles, and modifying inlet and outlet treatments to culverts to accommodate wildlife. $100,000 will pay for monitoring wildlife after the project is complete.
FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact to the Town for this IGA. The RTA will provide all of the funding for the wildlife linkages design, construction and monitoring. 

The RTA will provide the substantive fund portion for the design and construction of the La Cholla Boulevard widening project between Overton and Tangerine Road. The Town and Pima County will contribute funds for construction with dedicated impact fees, as depicted below.
 
The breakdown of total project funding for wildlife crossing responsibilities is as follows:
  • RTA Wildlife - $643,000 (includes design, construction and monitoring)
SUGGESTED MOTION:
I MOVE to (approve / deny) Resolution No. (R)18-40, authorizing an amendment to an Intergovernmental Transportation Funding Agreement between the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County and the Town of Oro Valley for the design and construction of improvements to La Cholla Boulevard: Overton Road to Tangerine Road wildlife linkages.
Attachments
(R)18-40 Amending IGA
IGA Amendment
Exhibit A


    

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