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File #: 19-7971   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/14/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a task order to a Job Order Contract for a tree installation initiative in the Denver Heights neighborhood located in Council District 2; the Highland Hills neighborhood located in Council District 3; Adams Hill neighborhood located in Council District 4; the Prospect Hills neighborhood located in Council Districts 1 and 5; and the Los Jardines neighborhood located in Council District 6 in an amount not to exceed $650,000.00 payable to Alpha Building Corporation. Funding is available in the FY 2020 Adopted Tree Canopy Preservation and Mitigation Fund Budget. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Homer Garcia III, Interim Director, Parks and Recreation]
Attachments: 1. JOC Proposal with Alpha Building Corporation for Tree Installation - Neighborhood Tree Program, 2. Map of Tree Mitigation Program FY 18 and FY 19, FY 20 Median Income, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-11-14-0971
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Homer Garcia III, Interim Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


SUBJECT:

Task Order for Neighborhood Tree Program Tree Installation


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes a task order to a Job Order Contract for a tree installation initiative in the Denver Heights neighborhood located in Council District 2; the Highland Hills neighborhood located in Council District 3; Adams Hill neighborhood located in Council District 4; the Prospect Hills neighborhood located in Council Districts 1 and 5; and the Los Jardines neighborhood located in Council District 6 in an amount not to exceed $650,000.00 payable to Alpha Building Corporation. Funding is available in the FY 2020 Adopted Tree Canopy Preservation and Mitigation Fund Budget.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Through the Neighborhood Tree Program (NTP) the Parks and Recreation Department provides large native shade trees 8-12 ft. tall in size to residents of targeted neighborhoods to help provide shade and increase the City's overall tree canopy. Under the program, residents are offered a menu of options to select a native tree species which the City will install on their property at no cost to the resident. This service includes utility locates, and installation will be scheduled at the convenience of the resident. The homeowner is responsible for watering and maintenance, which tree care information and resources are provided at the time of installation.

The NTP, which uses an equity based approach to connect residents with trees began in FY 2018 and has expanded on an annual basis. In FY18, 301 trees were planted in four different neighborhoods throughout Council Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5. In FY19, over 384 applications were received from three neighborhoods in Council Districts 1, 5 and 7. This year, five neighborhoods have been identified for the FY20 NTP using an equity-based approach that incorporates three prima...

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