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File #: 20-1084   
Type: Capital Improvements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/20/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a Funding Agreement with the San Antonio Independent School District in the amount of $16,698.00 for the acceptance of these funds from San Antonio Independent School District for their share of construction related expenses for the purchase and installation of advance warning flashing beacons near Carvajal Elementary School. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
Attachments: 1. Project Map, 2. Funding Ageement, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Staff Presentation
DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Council District 5


SUBJECT:

Funding Agreement: Advanced Warning Flashing Beacons at Carvajal Elementary School


SUMMARY:

An ordinance authorizing the execution of a Funding Agreement between San Antonio Independent School District and the City of San Antonio in the amount of $16,698.00 for the acceptance of these funds from San Antonio Independent School District for their share of construction related expenses for the purchase and installation of advance warning flashing beacons near Carvajal Elementary School located in Council District 5.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Since October 2008, the City of San Antonio has offered the School Flashing Beacon Cost Share Program funded through the City's School Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program. Schools interested in installing advance warning flashing beacons or upgrading existing roadside mounted flashing beacons to an overhead mast arm flashing beacon can participate in this cost share program. Program participants have included Incarnate Word High School in March 2010, School of Science & Technology in April 2011, IDEA Public School South Flores in October 2016 and most recently Islamic Academy of San Antonio in February 2019.

San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) submitted a written request to participate in the School Flashing Beacon Cost Share Program for Carvajal Elementary School located at 225 Arizona Avenue between Barclay Street and S.W. 21st Street in Council District 5. Carvajal Elementary School is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Dual Language Elementary School Campus and has transitioned from a Head Start Center.

The traffic engineering study and evaluation, completed by Transportation & Capital Improvements in response to the submitted written request for the School Flashing Beacon Cost Share Program, supports the installation of...

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