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File #: RES PH 21-168    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: Amending the Capital Improvement Budget in the amount of $666,636 to reflect funding dollar amounts restored in the State Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 Parks and Trails Funding for Parks projects.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Budget, Legacy Grant
Attachments: 1. 20-21 Legacy Bud Amd FS Sheet
Title
Amending the Capital Improvement Budget in the amount of $666,636 to reflect funding dollar amounts restored in the State Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 Parks and Trails Funding for Parks projects.

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WHEREAS, the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment to Minnesota's Constitution dedicates three-eighths of one percent in state sales tax to clean water, habitat, arts and culture, and parks and trails of state or regional significance; and

WHEREAS, a portion of the Parks and Trails Fund is appropriated to the regional parks implementing agencies for the Metropolitan Regional Parks System; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is defined as an implementing agency by Minn. Stat. 473.351, subd. 1; and

WHEREAS, a portion of Parks and Trails Legacy funds for State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 were withheld by the State to reflect negative budget forecasting due to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, CF #PH 20-209 amended the Capital Improvement Budget to reflect this reduction in funding; and

WHEREAS, subsequent state budget forecasts have shown stronger recovery of the state economy and the withheld funds are able to be released to the implementing agencies; and

WHEREAS, other Parks and Trails Legacy projects have been completed under budget; and

WHEREAS, state law allows unspent Parks and Trails Legacy funds to be spent on other projects to support the regional parks and trails system; and

WHEREAS, $666,636 is available in total to allocate to eligible projects from these sources; and

WHEREAS, projects and programs that have been identified as eligible to receive these Parks and Trails Legacy funds are as follows:

Cherokee Heights Regional Park Trail Connections - $633.00
Como Regional Park Master Plan - $150,000
Como Transportation Improvements - $158,817.85
Hidden Falls-Crosby Farm Master Plan Implementation - $173,012.15
Indian Mounds Interpretive Plan Implementation - $159,173.00
Summit Avenue Regional Trail Master Plan - $25,000.00; and

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