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File #: 1355-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/28/2013 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2013 Final action: 7/18/2013
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a service agreement with Madden Brothers, Inc. to provide Yard Waste and Log Grinding Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, and to authorize the expenditure of $120,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund. ($120,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1355-2013 Yard Waste & Log Grinding - CT Info Form, 2. ORD 1355-2013 Yard Waste & Log Grinding - Sub Work ID Form, 3. ORD 1355-2013 Yard Waste & Log Grinding Bid Recommendation Ltr
Explanation

The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a contract with Madden Brothers, Inc. for the purpose of providing Yard Waste and Log Grinding Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Compost Facility. The City of Columbus operates a composting facility that processes sewage sludge from two interconnected wastewater treatment plants into soil conditioner / mulch for wholesale. Maintaining continuous operations is necessary to comply with wastewater permit standards and to protect public health. The City utilizes ground yard waste, whole tree woodchips, sawdust, straw, logs, and ground wood waste as bulking agents to process sewage sludge.

The Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Compost Facility has a Universal Term Contract that provides for the purchase of woodchips to be used as bulking agents for composting and to produce the product Com-Til. The services to be performed under this agreement call for Madden Brothers Inc. to provide equipment and operator for grinding yard waste and wood waste, sizing and grinding logs, and for Storm Cleanup.

The City of Columbus has crews to chip brush and trees from storm damage on public right-of-way. In the event that a severe storm causes damage that exceeds the capacity of City crews to promptly cleanup, this contract allows for the vendor to be contacted to mobilize equipment and crews to chip brush and trees obstructing public streets and sidewalks and deliver those woodchips to the SW Compost Facility located at 7000 Jackson Pike, Lockbourne, Ohio. The vendor shall chip logs up to 15” diameter. Larger logs may be chipped. The vendor will be paid on the basis of tons of wood chips delivered to the SW Compost Facility only. Logs that can’t be chipped by the vendor’s crew will be sized and staged at the curb for pickup. For the purposes of storm cleanup the City has been divided into maintenance zones with specific boundaries. North zones ...

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