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File #: 21-635    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action:
Title: MOTION FOR RETROACTIVE APPROVAL FOR SUBMITTAL OF A GRANT APPLICATION RESILIENT FLORIDA GRANT PROGRAM TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (FDEP) IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,600,000 FOR MANAGEMENT FOR THE TROPIC ISLE ROADWAY AND UNDERGROUND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (PROJECT NO.19-015).
Sponsors: Public Works Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. LOCATION MAP AND LIMITS OF TROPIC ISLE NEIGHBORHOOD BASIS OF DESIGN REPORT, 3. DelrayBeach_ResilientFlorida_Worksheet_FINALFOR CLIENT REVIEWv.2 083121, 4. SB 1954, 5. Simple Legal Review Approval Grant Application for Resilient Florida
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TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Missie Barletto, Director Public Works
THROUGH: Terrence R. Moore, ICMA-CM
DATE: September 13, 2021

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MOTION FOR RETROACTIVE APPROVAL FOR SUBMITTAL OF A GRANT APPLICATION RESILIENT FLORIDA GRANT PROGRAM TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (FDEP) IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,600,000 FOR MANAGEMENT FOR THE TROPIC ISLE ROADWAY AND UNDERGROUND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (PROJECT NO.19-015).

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Staff is requesting retroactive approval from City Commission for submittal of Resilient Florida Grant Program to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). One qualifying City of Delray Beach Capital Improvement Project was submitted to the FDEP on August 31, 2021 for funding consideration (Tropic Isle Roadway and Underground Utility Improvements Project).

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Background:

The City of Delray Beach Public Works Department (City) is responsible for the maintenance of the roadways within the Tropic Isle neighborhood. Over several years, these roads have experienced uneven surface wear of the roadways, excessive sinkholes, asphalt cracking, and accelerated deterioration which has adversely impacted roadway drainage and drivability. The deterioration of the roadways has caused an increase in maintenance costs and has shortened the lifespan of the roadways. A recent engineering evaluation of the subsurface soils showed evidence of muck underneath the roadways which is the leading factor in the roadway deterioration. In addition to the subsurface investigation, a utility assessment was conducted which determined that both the water and sewer infrastructure was more than 50 years old and nearing expected lifespan. The Public Works recently completed a street evaluation study of a majority of the neighborhood streets. The study recommended avoiding disturbance of existing muck soils. The neighborhood borders the Intracoastal Water Way (ICWW) and is also susceptible to ...

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