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File #: 20-2    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/9/2019 In control: Park & Recreation Department
On agenda: 1/22/2020 Final action:
Title: Authorize an application for a Solid Waste Implementation Grant in the amount of $200,000.00 from the North Central Texas Council of Governments for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department Treecycling Project - Financing: This action has no cost consideration to the City (see Fiscal Information)
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY:                     Quality of Life

AGENDA DATE:                     January 22, 2020

COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):                     All

DEPARTMENT:                     Park & Recreation Department

EXECUTIVE:                     John D. Jenkins

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SUBJECT

 

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Authorize an application for a Solid Waste Implementation Grant in the amount of $200,000.00 from the North Central Texas Council of Governments for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department Treecycling Project - Financing: This action has no cost consideration to the City (see Fiscal Information)

 

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BACKGROUND

 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments receives grant funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to administer the Solid Waste Implementation Grant Program in the 16-county North Central Texas region.  These funds are generated by landfill tipping fees to the 24 councils of governments located in the state of Texas.

 

The maximum funding request for this grant program is $200,000.00. The Dallas Parks Treecycle Project includes the purchase of one piece of equipment, a trommel, that would allow Dallas Park and Recreation Department to divert approximately 1,000 tons of chipped tree material from the municipal landfill annually and to filter chips to be used for mulching at park properties. 

 

The trommel will be housed at Park Maintenance District 6 located at 10770 Bekay Street. Staff will be trained to use and maintain the trommel.

 

PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW (COUNCIL, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS)

 

On December 12, 2019, the Park and Recreation Board authorized an application for an Solid Waste Implementation Grant in the amount of $200,000.00 from the North Central Texas Council of Governments for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department Treecycling Project.

 

 

 

 

FISCAL INFORMATION

 

This action has no cost consideration to the City.

 

The entirety of the grant award received is anticipated to go toward the purchase of a trommel which has been quoted at $200,00.00.