City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
190642

32.I Requesting the acceptance of a $403,200 PARC grant from the Division of Conservation Services for the acquisition of 3 parcels at 15-25 Cross Street East (Map 89, Block K, Parcels 14, 15, and 16).

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Department:Transportation & ParksSponsors:
Category:Mayor's RequestFunctions:Grant/Gift

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To the Honorable Board:

 

I respectfully request that you accept a Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant in the amount of $403,200 from the Division of Conservation Services for the acquisition of 3 parcels located at 15-25 Cross Street East for the purposes of constructing a new Harris Park and agree to dedicate 15-25 Cross Street East as parkland in perpetuity immediately following acquisition.   This is one of three PARC grants the City recently competed for successfully.  As part of the grant requirements, the City must vote to accept the PARC grant.  Three other Board Actions (appropriation of capital funds, authorization to acquire the parcels, and a Home Rule Petition to discontinue the existing Harris Park and transfer the park to the new location) are also being submitted for your consideration at this time.

 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53A, which requires a vote of the Board of Aldermen for the expenditure of grants or gifts from the federal government and from a charitable foundation, private corporation, or an individual, or from the Commonwealth, a county or municipality or agency thereof, I request approval to expend this grant.

 

OSPCD staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Joseph A. Curtatone

Mayor

Meeting History

Dec 16, 2010 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:REFERRED FOR RECOMMENDATION
Jan 24, 2011 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

The city was awarded this grant for the acquisition of 3 parcels to be used in the construction of a new Harris Park. The existing park will be disposed of through an open acquisition process, with the proceeds of the sale going to the Assembly Square stabilization fund.

RESULT:APPROVED
Jan 27, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED