1. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Program in approximate amount of $34,600,000 for Sewer Pump Station 28 and Force Main Resiliency Improvements.
The Department of Economic Opportunity’s General Infrastructure Program is designed to provide funding to units of general local government, state agencies, non-profits and non-governmental organizations to implement innovative, collaborative, multi-jurisdictional and/or large-scale mitigation activities that reduce previously identified hazard risks for local communities to better withstand emergency-related challenges.
The City Administration is requesting funds for Sewer Pump Station (PS) 28 and Force Main Resiliency Improvements. The City of Miami Beach owns, operates, and maintains a sewer collection and transmission system within the City’s service area that is comprised of gravity sewers, force mains, and pump stations. The largest pump station within the City is Pump Station 28 (PS 28) located at 300 West 28th Street. This pump station is responsible for collecting and transmitting sewer flows from a local collection basin, boosting the flows from several upstream City pump stations, and boosting the flows of the following municipalities: Town of Bay Harbor; Indian Creek Village; Bal Harbor; and Town of Surfside.
This multijurisdictional pump station relies on a system of force mains to operate. PS 28 was identified as a High Criticality asset in the City of Miami Beach Water & Sewer Renewal and Replacement Report dated May 2018 and was included in the 2020-2024 implementation timeframe in the City of Miami Beach Sewer System Master Plan dated October 2019. Many force main segments serving PS 28 were identified as a Priority 1 and Priority 2 assets. The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate PS 28 and replace approximately 27,000 linear feet of force main that the pump station relies on for operation. These improvements will improve operational flexibility and increase reliability moving into the future.
The total project cost is $36,100,000. The grant request is for $34,600,000. and the City will provide matching funds in the amount of $1,500,000 from Water & Sewer Bonds, Account Number 419-0815-069357-29-418-561-00-00-00-20619.
2. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 2020 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program, in the approximate amount of $20,000 for the Miami Beach Geographic Information System (GIS) Tree Inventory.
The primary purpose of Florida's Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Grant Program is to promote better urban forest management and to provide resources necessary for the retention and expansion of community tree canopy throughout the State of Florida. Trees are a vital component of urban infrastructure, however they must be properly managed to maximize the benefits they provide to the community. By properly managing our tree infrastructure, the City can increase property values, tourism appeal, and the physical and mental health of residents, while reducing storm water runoff, energy consumption, and air and water pollution.
The City Administration is seeking funding from the UCF for the Miami Beach Geographic Information System (GIS) Tree Inventory Project. This project will update the GIS Tree Inventory in the Mid Beach portion of the City to guarantee the City’s vision that data on our city trees be kept updated to track changes to our urban tree canopy. This project will also quantify the benefits our tree canopy provides to our city.
The total project cost is $40,000. The grant request is for $20,000 and the City has matching funds in the amount of $20,000 in Account Number 127-6505-000312-00-406-555-00-00-00.
3. AAA Florida Traffic Safety Grant Program, in the approximate amount of $19,000 for the Child Restraint and Booster Seat Safety Program and Speed Radar Trailer & Radar purchases.
AAA has supported law enforcement for over a hundred years through valuable partnerships that have made our roadways safer. This grant program provides law enforcement organizations with an opportunity to submit requests for assistance with traffic safety programs and equipment. The Administration is submitting two separate grant applications to this program, as follows:
Child Restraint Seat & Booster Seats Safety
The City Administration is requesting funds in the approximate amount of $10,000 for Child Restraint Seats & Booster Seats Safety. The goal of this project is to conduct safety operations where officers are available at specific community locations to install the child restrain seats and booster seats and educate families about traffic safety in hopes that it can save lives and prevent injuries. This grant request does not require matching funds.
Speed Radar Trailer & Radar
The City Administration is also requesting a grant in the approximate amount of $9,000 to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries by implementing enforcement campaigns targeting speed and aggressive driving infractions. The funds will be used to purchase a speed radar trailer composed of a highly visible trailer to remind drivers of the posted speed limit and act as a deterrent to would-be speeders, and also a radar to measure drivers' speed. With this equipment, the Police Department will be able to conduct high-visibility, zero-tolerance enforcement operations at locations identified as “High Risk Areas” which have a high frequency of traffic crashes and/or fatalities. This grant does not require matching funds.