Resolution 2009-11

(A resolution supporting the City’s application to the Transportation and Growth Management Program (TGM) for a grant to update the City’s Transportation System Plan)

 WHEREAS, the State of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is accepting applications for the TGM Program which includes requests to update existing Transportation System Plans (TSP);

WHEREAS, the City of Hood River’s TSP was adopted in 1999, and since 1999 Hood River has added about 800 dwelling units and many new commercial and industrial businesses.  Subsequent to the TSP, the City also adopted into its Comprehensive Plan Vision Report, a coordinated population report, Goal 5 inventory and analysis, Commercial and Industrial Inventory and analysis; the Parks District has completed a Master Plan. A Buildable Lands Inventory (BLI) is slated for 2009;

WHEREAS, the City has come to a juncture where some solid, well-reasoned long-term transportation planning needs to be accomplished by integrating and building upon this information. The TSP update also needs address states policies and plans adopted in recent years;

WHEREAS, the Transportation Growth Management Program, a joint program of Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, has invited grant applications for the 2009-2011 biennium.  One of the eligible grant categories is for transportation system planning.  The grant requires an 11% match.  ODOT representatives estimate that the cost of developing a TSP will be approximately $123,000.  The City's match of $14,000.00 would be in the form of staff time and direct dollars; and

 WHEREAS, applications must include evidence of support from elected officials, planning commission, and interested parties in the form of adopted Resolutions or letters of support that specifically reference the project and show an understanding of its objectives.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:

The City Council does hereby support the Transportation Growth Management grant application for an updated Transportation System Plan as prepared and submitted by the City’s Planning Director.

Approved by the Hood River City Council the 23 day of Marth 23, 2009, to take effect immediately.

    Arthur Babitz, Mayor

Jennifer McKenzie, City Recorder