Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 21-0708    Version: 1
Agenda section: Action Items Status: Passed
File created: 3/23/2021 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Agenda item title: Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program - Fiscal Year 2021 Project Application - Red Gully and Turberville Lane Drainage Repairs
Attachments: 1. Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program Application (REDACTED), 2. Assurances - Construction Programs, 3. Certification Regarding Lobbying, 4. Red Gully - Drainage Overview, 5. Red Gully - Map, 6. Turberville Lane - Map

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  4/6/2021

Item Status:   New

From: Joey Nunnally, P.E., County Engineer

Submitted by:  Eric Edwards, Design Tech II

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ITEM TITLE

Title

Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program - Fiscal Year 2021 Project Application - Red Gully and Turberville Lane Drainage Repairs

Body

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

Take the following actions:

1)   Rescind the action taken by the Baldwin County Commission, during its regularly scheduled meeting on March 16, 2021, more specifically, the staff recommendation regarding Agenda Item BN6, which approved as follows:

“Take the following actions:

1) Authorize the Highway Department to submit an application for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program for repairs of the Red Gully Watershed in Montrose; and

                     2) Authorize the Chairman to execute the application and any project related documents.”

2)  Rescind the action taken by the Baldwin County Commission, during its regularly scheduled meeting on March 16, 2021, more specifically, the staff recommendation regarding Agenda Item BN7, which approved as follows:

“Take the following actions:

1) Authorize the Highway Department to submit an application for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program for repairs of the Turberville Lane Watershed in Spanish Fort; and

2) Authorize the Chairman to execute the application and any project related documents.”

3)  Authorize the Highway Department to submit an application for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program for repairs of the Red Gully Watershed in Montrose and the Turberville Lane Watershed in Spanish Fort; and

4)  Authorize the Chairman to execute the application and any project related documents.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Previous Commission action/date:  03/16/2021

 

Background:  On September 23, 2020, the Highway Department sent a formal request to the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) following Hurricane Sally regarding the excessive erosion and flooding that occurred on September 16, 2020.  This is the formal application to request EWP funds for this project.  The estimated cost of the project is $468,968.75 which includes Financial Assistance (FA) Costs of $436,250.00 and Technical Assistance (TA) Costs of $32,718.75.  The EWP program will fund 75% of the FA Costs ($327,187.50) and 100% of the TA Costs ($32,718.75). The County will fund the remaining 25% of the FA Costs ($109,062.50).

 

The Red Gully and Turberville Lane Project applications were both approved during the March 16, 2021 regular Commission meeting. NRCS has requested that both projects be submitted on one application.  

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

Total cost of recommendation:  $109,062.50 estimated county match

 

Budget line item(s) to be used: TBD

 

If this is not a budgeted expenditure, does the recommendation create a need for funding?  Yes. If approved, a funding source will be determined.

 

 

LEGAL IMPACT

 

Is legal review necessary for this staff recommendation and related documents? 

N/A

 

Reviewed/approved by:  N/A

 

Additional comments:  N/A

 

 

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS

 

Is advertising required for this recommendation?  N/A

 

If the proof of publication affidavit is not attached, list the reason: N/A

 

 

FOLLOW UP IMPLEMENTATION

 

For time-sensitive follow up, select deadline date for follow up:  N/A

 

Individual(s) responsible for follow up:  Administration staff have all documents executed by the Chairman and return to the Highway Department (Eric Edwards) for submission to NRCS.

 

Action required (list contact persons/addresses if documents are to be mailed or emailed):  N/A

 

Additional instructions/notes:  N/A