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AI- 3329   9. B. 1.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 10/01/2020  
F Drive North - Emmett Township TAP Grant
Submitted For: John Midgley
FROM: Kristine Parsons, Engineering Director, Road Department
Department: Road Department  

Resolved that the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners does hereby support the Calhoun County Road Department (CCRD)’s intention to apply for a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant to improve the road infrastructure on F Drive North from Flex-N-Gate to Wattles Road in Emmett Township.  
It is the recommendation of the CCRD that the Board provide a letter of support for CCRD’s TAP Grant application for F Drive N in Emmett Township.
The Calhoun County Road Department is applying for a TAP Grant for F Drive N in Emmett Township to complete the section of roadway from Flex N Gate to Wattles Rd.   As part of the BCATS TIP, federal funds have already been programmed for this project in FY 2022 and these funds can be applied as matching funds if the grant is awarded to us.  Our purpose in applying for this additional $380,000 via the TAP grant program is to cover the cost of construction of the 6-foot paved shoulders that we plan to install along both sides of the road, which will match the width of the roadway that was built in 2017.  Paved shoulders help provide a wider footprint for the high volume of truck traffic and farm equipment that use this facility.  In addition, since F Drive N is on the proposed Iron Belle Trail, the wider paved shoulders could serve as a bicycle route in the future.
The Board may choose to not approve that the Road Department apply for this grant.  If this occurs, this project will not be able to be pursued at this time.  

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