Posted: September 22, 2023
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF092723-09

Agenda Item Title:

Authorize Staff to Submit an Application and Approve if Awarded the City of Rapid City’s Application to the SD Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources for the Urban Forestry Project

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Staff Contact:
Jamie Toennies
City Council Chambers
Agenda Item Summary:
Grant Amount: $100,000

Source of Funding: SD Dept. of Agriculture & Natural Resources (originated from USDA federal grant that the state of SD received).

Department(s) Impacted: Parks & Rec

Brief Description: Remove dead and diseased trees from right of way. Plant two new trees for every one removed.

Why is it important for the city: Safety (removing trees likely to fall during storms), Beautification, Ecological (protect against Emerald Ash Borer & other diseases), & instill Community Pride

Fiscal Impact: 0% match. No indirect recovered from grant. Administration provided in-kind.

Strings: Attorney’s Office confirms no burdensome grant requirements or red flags

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
Is Funding Budgeted?:
Not Budgeted


Origination Recommendation Action:

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