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File #: 18-7933    Name: Virginia Stormwater Local Assistance Fund grants
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/3/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 9/25/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of grant applications to the Virginia Stormwater Local Assistance Fund for up to $800,000 for Strawberry Run Stream Restoration and $2,255,000 for Taylor Run Stream Restoration
Attachments: 1. 18-7933_Attachment 1 - Strawberry Location Map, 2. 18-7933_Attachment 2 - Taylor Location Map
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of grant applications to the Virginia Stormwater Local Assistance Fund for up to $800,000 for Strawberry Run Stream Restoration and $2,255,000 for Taylor Run Stream Restoration
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ISSUE: Consideration of two matching grant applications to the Virginia Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF).
RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Approve submission of a $800,000 matching grant application to restore a portion of Strawberry Run and a $2,255,000 matching grant application to restore a portion of Taylor Run. The projects will generate pollution reduction credits towards meeting the City's Chesapeake Bay water quality compliance mandates.

2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents that may be required for these two grants.

BACKGROUND: To reduce nonpoint source pollution from stormwater runoff and help localities meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup mandates, the Virginia General Assembly in 2014 created the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF). This fund administered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) consists of bond proceeds authorized by the General Assembly to serve as 50-50 matching grants available to local governments for the planning, design, and implementation of stormwater infrastructure known as best management practices (BMPs) to address Bay cleanup mandates. These grants are competitive and proposed BMPs must be cost efficient and directly address commitments related to reducing water quality pollutant loads to address the Bay cleanup. Grant applications are due October 12, 2018.
DISCUSSION: The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) assigns nutrient and sediment loading reductions to each locality that are enforced through the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) ge...

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