Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2002

SUBJECT: RUBBERIZED ASPHALT CONCRETE INCENTIVE PROGRAM

STAFF COORDINATOR: Lauren Ramezani, Sr. Administrative Analyst

RECOMMENDATION

Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement with the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works for the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete, Incentive Program in the amount of $8,363.75.

BACKGROUND

The City began its annual arterial street rehabilitation project in early 2002. The streets rehabilitated were Hawthorne Boulevard from Dupre Drive to Verde Ridge Road, and Crenshaw Boulevard from Indian Peak Road to Crest Road. The project was completed in May 2002. The City utilized rubberized asphalt concrete in the roadway paving work. This was done as part of the City's continuing Good Faith Effort in reusing material in order to meet its AB 939 requirements and reducing waste from going to the landfills.

DISCUSSION

The County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, received a grant from the Integrated Waste Management Board to continue the operation of the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Technology Center for the purpose of promoting the use of crumb rubber from scrap tires in roadway paving work. The County in turn is offering cities a grant for the use of rubberized asphalt. Pursuant to the grant, cities are eligible for a $1.25 per ton reimbursement. Accordingly, in May 2002 the City submitted an application for the use of 6,691 tons of rubberized asphalt as part of its rehabilitation project.

CONCLUSION

The road rehabilitation project is complete and the City met the requirement of the grant by using rubberized asphalt as part of the road paving material. The attached agreement, allows the City to request a $8,363.75 reimbursement.

FISCAL IMPACT

By approving the attached agreement, the City will receive reimbursement in the amount of $8,363.75 from the County of Los Angeles for its use of rubberized asphalt in roadway construction projects. This amount will be deposited in the Capital Improvement Fund.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dean E. Allison, Director of Public Works

Reviewed by,
Les Evans, City Manager

Attachment: Agreement