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,~~W N ~F <br />(!_ _ <br />~.~,~ <br />lps~~ G~A,~pS <br />DATE: <br />TO: <br />FROM: <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />JUNE s, Zo l o <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />MEETING DATE: 06/21/10 <br />ITEM NO: <br />~__ <br />GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER ~. ~~~~ <br />SUBJECT.: STATE-LEGISLATED .SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL BLOSSOM-HILL ROAD <br />SIDEWALK AND BICYCLE LANE PROJECT <br />ADOPT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO APPLY <br />FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR STATE-LEGISLATED SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL <br />PROGRAM. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Town Manager to apply for grant fiords for State-legislated Safe <br />Routes to School program. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />!` Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is aState-legislated program instituted in 1999. Each year, agencies <br />and municipalities have the ability to apply for grant funds through the State Department of <br />Transportation by way of a competitive :grant application process. The :main purpose of the <br />program is to increase the number of children who walls or bicycle to school by funding projects <br />that remove any barriers that currently prevent them from doing so. Those barriers could include <br />lack of infrastructure, unsafe infrastructure, and lack of education/encouragement programs that <br />promote walking and bicycling. In 2007, the State legislature approved to extend the funding for <br />this program indefinitely. <br />The Town of Los Gatos is a two-time recipient of tl?e SR2S program, and received over .$300,000 <br />during the FY 2003/04 for the installation of sidewalks near schools. The SR2S grant program is <br />primarily a constructors program, which funds projects intended to improve the safety of students <br />who walls or bicycle to school. If an agency or municipality is awarded the grant, the agency is <br />required to provide a 10% match of local funds. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The proposed concept for the Blossom Hill Road Sidewalk and Bicycle Lane project will build a <br />new sidewalk and bicycle lane that extends from the eastern end of Blossom Hill Elementary <br />School and continues through Camino del Cerro. <br />~~ `~ <br />PREPARED BY: TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public Worlcs <br />Reviewed by: ~~~ Assistant Town Manager ~wn Attorney ~ MClerkpAdministrator ~~ <br />Finance Corrununity Development <br />N:\PPW\MANAGEMENT\COLTNCIL\COUNCIL REPORTS\2010 ReportsUune 21\Safe Routes to School Grant Application.doc <br />