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Description

This project provides design and construction for creation, renovation, reconfiguration, and modernization of the natural surface trail system on parkland. Improvements may include, but are not limited to, pavements, bridges and boardwalks, site amenities (i.e. drinking fountains, benches, bike racks, bike repair stations, trailheads, etc.), safety improvements, skills facilities, barriers, ADA access and drainage improvements, grading, wood chips, soil mixtures, gravel/stone, site work, signage, etc. and are often combined with other projects. The projects will create and improve natural surface trails, and it will also help support natural resource-based recreation uses such as bicycling, hiking, running, horseback riding, bird watching, nature photography, wildlife viewing, kayaking, rowing, canoeing, and fishing, etc.. Natural surface trails will utilize Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for Outdoor Recreation, but access may be limited due to site constraints.

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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$6.49M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Cost Change

Increase due to the addition of two fiscal years to this ongoing project
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Justification

Improvements address only the highest priority needs for each trail and presume some volunteer assistance for hand labor. Projects in Rock Creek, Rachel Carson, Little Bennett, and Black Hill implement park master plans. This CIP Project implements the natural surface recreational trail component of the Countywide Park Trails Plan and trail recommendations in area master plans. 2016 Countywide Park Trails Plan, 2017 Park, Recreation, and Open Space Plan.

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Fiscal Note

Prior year partial capitalization of expenditures through FY16 totaled $3,331,000. MNCPPC was awarded a State Bond Bill of $105k in FY18 for Western Piedmont Trail Connector. FY14 transfer out of $45,000 GO Bonds to Montrose Trail, #038707. FY18 current revenue reduced $30k to reflect the FY18 Savings Plan. In FY21, added Contributions for trail improvements near the Cabin John Watershed. GO bonds are intended to be used for bridge construction.
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely. M-NCPPC asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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Coordination

Maryland State Parks, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Volunteer Groups
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Budget Snapshot
$6.49M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP858710
Date Last Modified10/07/21
Administering AgencyM-NCPPC
CategoryM-NCPPC
SubCategoryDevelopment
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision284102501322222222222220
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities62042235110128684784784784784784780
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures64882337115130005005005005005005000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Contributions200020000000000
Current Revenue: General4135189044518003003003003003003000
G.O. Bonds194834240612002002002002002002000
State Aid20510510000000000
Total Funding Sources64882337115130005005005005005005000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request500
Year First AppropriationFY85
Appropriation FY 24 Request500
Last FY's Cost Estimate5488
Cumulative Appropriation3488
Expenditure / Encumbrances2761
Unencumbered Balance727