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File #: 20-0279    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Formally Authorizing the Submittal of an Application for a Los Angeles County Grant for up to $150,000 and Approval of Youth Employment Plan for the Polliwog Park Playground Replacement Project (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman). ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 20-0113
Sponsors: Mark Leyman
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-0113
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director
Linda Robb, Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Consideration of Formally Authorizing the Submittal of an Application for a Los Angeles County Grant for up to $150,000 and Approval of Youth Employment Plan for the Polliwog Park Playground Replacement Project (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman).
ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 20-0113
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council consider adopting Resolution No. 20-0113 formally authorizing the submittal of an application for a Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District (RPOSD) grant for up to $150,000 and approving the required Youth Employment Plan for the Polliwog Park Playground replacement project.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
A comprehensive cost evaluation was completed for the replacement of the lower Polliwog Park playground, including: the playground equipment and surfacing, fencing, site grading, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) access, bio swale area and shade structures, for a combined $2.6 million. One million dollars has been set aside in the CIP budget for this project. Staff is actively seeking grant opportunities to reduce the cost of the project. This resolution will allow staff to apply for grant funds. Approval and allocation of project funds will come as a separate item after construction bids are received.

BACKGROUND:
The original larger playground equipment next to the pond in Polliwog Park was built by members of a City service group in the 1970's, and included a large sunken wooden galleon. In 2003, the play structure was replaced with modernized equipment.

The existing playground equipment and padded surface have reached the end of their useful life. They are in a state of disrepair due to the extensive wear and tear of heavy, regular use by the pu...

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