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File #: 1369-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/29/2013 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize the Columbus City Auditor to appropriate and increase the Eastside Neighborhood Storm-water System Improvement Project’s existing Auditor’s Certificate by Nine Thousand and 00/100 from the Storm Sewer Bond Fund; to amend the 2013 C.I.B.; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $9,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary from the Storm Sewers Bond Fund for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and to declare an emergency. ($9,000.00)
Explanation
 
BACKGROUND:      The City of Columbus, Ohio, Department of Public Utilities ("City"), is conducting the Eastside Neighborhood Storm-water System Improvements Project (PID 610758-10000) ("Project").  City Ordinance 1612-2012 originally authorized the Columbus City Attorney to acquire fee simple title and lesser interests, contract for professional services, and spend funds for costs related to the acquisition of the Project's real property interests.  In order to complete the Project, the Columbus City Attorney needs additional funds to acquire the real property interests for the Project.  Therefore, this legislation is an ordinance to authorize the Columbus City Auditor to increase the Project's existing Auditor's Certificate, AC033936, by Nine Thousand and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($9,000.00) from the Storm Sewer Bond Fund, Fund № 685.
 
CONTRACT COMPLIANCE №: Not applicable - City Attorney's Office
 
FISCAL IMPACT:  This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of up to Nine Thousand and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($9,000.00) from the Storm Sewer Bond Fund, Fund № 685.  A transfer and an amendment to the 2013 Capital Improvements Budget is necessary to provide sufficient cash and authority for this project for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.   
 
EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION:  Emergency action is requested in order to provide for the immediate acquisition of real property interests necessary for the City's Project, which will preserve the public health, peace, property, and safety.
 
Title
 
To authorize the Columbus City Auditor to appropriate and increase the Eastside Neighborhood Storm-water System Improvement Project's existing Auditor's Certificate by Nine Thousand and 00/100 from the Storm Sewer Bond Fund; to amend the 2013 C.I.B.; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $9,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary from the Storm Sewers Bond Fund for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and to declare an emergency. ($9,000.00)
 
Body
 
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus, Ohio, Department of Public Utilities ("City"), is conducting the Eastside Neighborhood Storm-water System Improvements Project (PID 610758-10000) ("Project");
 
WHEREAS, City Ordinance 1612-2012 originally authorized the Columbus City Attorney to acquire fee simple title and lesser interests, contract for professional services, and spend funds for costs related to the acquisition of the Project's real property interests;
 
WHEREAS, in order to complete the Project, the Columbus City Attorney needs additional funds to acquire the real property interests for the Project;
 
WHEREAS, it is necessary for the City Attorney spend up to an additional Nine Thousand and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($9,000.00) from the Storm Sewers Bond Fund, Fund 685, for the Project;
 
WHEREAS, it is necessary for Nine Thousand and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($9,000.00) to be added to the Project's present Auditor's Certificate, AC033936; and
 
WHEREAS, it is necessary for this Council to authorize the City Auditor to transfer and expend funds within the Storm Sewers Bond Fund; and
 
WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize an amendment to the 2013 Capital Improvements Budget for purposes of providing sufficient funding and expenditure authority for the aforementioned project expenditure; and
 
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the City's usual daily operation, because it is immediately necessary to authorize the Columbus City Auditor to increase the Project's funding so that the Columbus City Attorney may continue with the acquisition of  the Project's real property interests, which are for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, and safety; and now, therefore:
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS, OHIO:
 
SECTION 1.      Columbus City Auditor is authorized to increase Auditor's Certificate, AC033936, Nine Thousand and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($9,000.00) for the Columbus City Attorney's acquisition of real property interests for the Department of Public Utilities, Eastside Neighborhood Storm-water System Improvements Project (PID 610758-10000) ("Project").
 
SECTION 2.      The transfer of cash and appropriation is authorized as follows:
Division of Sewerage and Drainage: 60-15
Fund / Project Number / Project Name / O.L. 01-03 Codes / OCA / Amount
685 / 610749-100000 / Canyon/Glenmont SSI / 06-6601 / 685749 / ($9,000.00)
685 / 610758-100000 / Eastside Neighborhood SSI / 06-6601 / 685758 / +$9,000.00
 
SECTION 3.      The 2013 C.I.B authorized by Ordinance 0645-2013 is amended as follows to provide sufficient authority for these activities:
Division of Sewerage and Drainage: 60-15
Fund / Project Number / Project Name / Current C.I.B. / Amended C.I.B. / Change
685 / 610749-100000 / Canyon/Glenmont SSI / $50,919 / $41,919 / ($9,000)
685 / 610758-100000 / Eastside Neighborhood SSI / $0 / $9,000 / +$9,000
 
SECTION 4.      The appropriation and expenditure of up to Nine Thousand and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($9,000.00) for the Eastside Neighborhood Storm-water System Improvements Project is from the Storm Sewer Bond Fund, Fund № 685, Dept-Div. 60-15, Project № 610758-10000 (carryover), OCA 685758, Object Level Three 6601, for the appropriation of the real property interests determined to be necessary for the Project are authorized.
 
SECTION 5.      The funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are deemed appropriated and the City Auditor shall establish the accounting codes as necessary.
SECTION 6.      The City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.
 
SECTION 7.      The City Auditor is authorized to transfer the unencumbered balance in a project account to the unallocated balance within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering the Project that the Project is completed and the monies are no longer required for the Project.
 
SECTION 8.      For the reasons stated in this ordinance's preamble, which are made apart of this legislation, this ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and takes effect and is in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after its passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes this legislation.