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File #: 15-14034    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/20/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action:
Title: Grant for Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Vehicles
Attachments: 1. BO Solid Waste CNG Vehicles Grant 9.14.2020

Title

Grant for Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Vehicles

 

Action

Action:

A.                     Accept a grant in the amount of $949,449.60 from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for the purchase of compressed natural gas refuse vehicles, and

 

B.                     Adopt a budget ordinance appropriating $949,449.60 from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in the General Capital Equipment Fund.

 

Body

Staff Resource(s):

Rodney Jamison, Solid Waste Services

Ellen Price, Solid Waste Services

 

Explanation

§                     Solid Waste Services has been awarded a grant from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Diesel Conversion Project (Project) to purchase three refuse trucks which are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

§                     The Project, administered by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), is funded by the Volkswagen Settlement On-Road Program and is focused on reducing transportation-related emissions in North Carolina.

§                     These vehicles support the Strategic Energy Action Plan and American Cities Climate Challenge goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  

§                     These three CNG vehicles will not expand the Solid Waste Services fleet as they will replace existing diesel fueled vehicles.

§                     The total estimated purchase cost is $1,186,812 with $949,449.60 coming from the NCDEQ grant and $237,362.40 from the city’s local match. The local match is available within current appropriations.

 

Fiscal Note

Funding:  FY 2021 Diesel Conversion Project Grant and General Capital Equipment Fund

 

Attachments

Attachment(s)

Budget Ordinance