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File #: 200019.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Public Health Crisis Response CONUS - Community Clean Up (B) This a request for the City Commission to approve the submission and acceptance of a grant, if awarded, from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).
Attachments: 1. 200019A_City of Gainesville.cleanup_2020_06_18, 2. 200019B_Deliverable for Community CleanUp Efforts_2020_06_18, 3. 200019C_Crisis CoAg and Clean up Project_2020_06_18

Title

Public Health Crisis Response CONUS - Community Clean Up (B)

 

This a request for the City Commission to approve the submission and acceptance of a grant, if awarded, from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).

Explanation

This Crises CoAg Grant (Hurricane Relief Funding- Community Clean Up Project) was designed to conduct community cleanup efforts related to mosquito control issues. Expenses related to community cleanups include but are not limited to the following: rental of dumpsters, hauling of debris, personnel costs, rental of large equipment for movement of debris (dump trucks, clam trucks, skid steers, crew trucks, etc.), advertisement costs for community cleanup events, and PPE (plastic garbage bags, safety glasses, plastic gloves, aprons, insect repellent, etc.). The grant was extended to December 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, is a vector mosquito species that transmit dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever and yellow fever viruses, and other disease agents. The yellow fever mosquito was collected by the City Mosquito Control nearby downtown area weeks ago for the first time since early 1990s. Used tires are notorious for breeding mosquitoes such as yellow fever mosquito Ae. aegypti. City Mosquito control is planning to utilize this funding to conduct City-wide tire round up to reduce the number of wasted tires as well as to conduct a community outreach campaign. Community cleanup will have a tremendous impact in reducing populations of this vector species and other species of biting mosquitoes around the City.

 

Fiscal Note

The amount of the grant is $15,000 with no local match required. 

 

Recommendation

The City Commission authorize the City Manager or designee to execute the grant applications, grant awards and any other necessary documents, subject to approval by the City Attorney as to form and legality.

 




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