Soon after a winter’s split in between Xmas and the New Calendar year, the Norman Metropolis Council returns to a packed agenda Tuesday night.
On the to-do checklist is an merchandise that would use $140,000 in Coronavirus Assist Aid and Financial Security (CARES) Act money for storm particles removing from private roads in gated subdivisions.
As beforehand described by The Transcript, the approximated value to remove tree limbs due to the Oct ice storm is all around $7 million. The metropolis has about $2 million still left from a $9.6 million payout in CARES Act money.
“President Trump permitted a disaster declaration on Dec. 21, 2020, which allows federal funding reimbursement for 75% of clean up-up expenditures to Norman,” a city workers report reads. “Once the federal declaration was issued, the town moved ahead with a more popular cleanup work, extending particles cleanup to household neighborhoods with private obtain streets inside of the town limits, provided the debris was slash into more compact segments and positioned along the roadway.
“A request has been produced to look at making use of CARES Act funding to present a very similar support in personal, gated subdivisions with confined public entry exactly where Federal Crisis Administration Agency restrictions do not let federal help to be utilized for particles cleanup. Though these are private roads, public security solutions are delivered by the city to these subdivisions in the similar way in which they are delivered to neighborhoods with out gates and with streets and other services that are obtainable to the general public.”
The council also will contemplate approving a contract to analyze applications and connected products and services for individuals who confront housing insecurity. The review for a strategic approach to address homelessness and a strategic housing system will cost taxpayers $100,000, the workers report exhibits.
Of a few bidders for the job, Homebase Inc. was chosen to comprehensive the study, the report reads.
Homebase will identify overlaps in services presented to all those who confront housing insecurity amongst the city’s many program companies.
“This evaluation will include things like, among other issues, specific conversations with critical stakeholders and emphasis teams with clients and stakeholders,” the report reads. “The outcome of the evaluation will be a report that describes the desires, boundaries, opportunities and gaps, an stock of assets previously offered, alongside with a comparison to means in peer communities, identification of present strengths and opportunity opportunities and a few to 5 recommendations of how to address the recognized gaps and leverage greatest tactics and present assets.”
Homebase Inc’s evaluation is set to be full by April, but a report will not be owing right up until tumble, the employees report states.
The council will have a probability to get action on a highway improvement challenge that has “been a issue of the metropolis and Norman drivers for far more than two decades,” a staff members report reads.
Website traffic all-around the University North Park, a hotly contested tax increment finance district, has and will proceed to develop, team predicts in its report to the council.
The place of Robinson Avenue, west of Interstate 35, connects to nearby North Interstate Generate and Crossroads Boulevard and Rambling Oaks Travel and the commercial driveways in near proximity to the signalized intersections, which helps make the spot “one of the most congested in the city,” the employees report states.
The council will be questioned to approve $309,648.68 to the Oklahoma Office of Transportation forward of its $1.3 million part, or 27%, of the task. ODOT will lead $4 million to the overall $5.3 million charge.
The city proposes to use $301,060.77 readily available from the UNP TIF fund avenue advancement account and $8,587.91 from the funds fund avenue improvement account.
The project will “provide momentary aid right up until either the Robinson interchange is reconstructed or a new interchange at Rock Creek Highway is built” and “relocates the intersection of North Interstate Travel with Robinson Road around 225 ft east of the present-day locale and adds additional visitors lands on Robinson Street, between Crossroads Boulevard/Rambling Oaks Travel and North Interstate Generate,” the report states.
Development could start out as early as March and be accomplished by the fall, the report reads.
Prior to the frequently scheduled 6:30 p.m. assembly, the council will have an executive session at 5 p.m. with regards to residence acquisition for the James Garner and 36th Avenue widening tasks.
Council associates also will examine a federal lawsuit that named the city as a defendant pursuing a knowledge breach for the city’s former online utility payment portal.