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File #: 1406-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2013 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To amend the Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer cash and appropriation within the Streets and Highways Bonds Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to establish a purchase order with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio for landfill use by the Division of Planning and Operations; to authorize the expenditure of $35,000.00 or so much thereof as may be needed from the Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair Fund; to authorize expenditure from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund in the amount of $230,000.00; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of the Columbus City Codes, 1959; and to declare an emergency. ($265,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Tipping Fee Bid Waiver 2013
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
The Division of Planning and Operations is responsible for street cleaning in Columbus. The Division of Planning and Operations is also engaged in the Alley Rehabilitation - Miscellaneous project for the rehabilitation of City Alleys. As part of these projects, Division of Planning and Operations crews will perform work such as clearing, surface grading and leveling, drainage improvements and selective repaving. Debris gathered from this work as well as from street cleaning, brush clearing and other street maintenance activities is dumped at the landfill operated by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). This legislation authorizes the expenditure of up to $265,000.00 for tipping fees at SWACO’s landfill.

This legislation also waives the formal competitive bidding requirements of the Columbus City Code. Even though refuse disposal services are available in the market place other than those offered by SWACO, competitive bidding must be waived because of the City’s contractual relationship with SWACO. Fees are determined based on SWACO’s rate setting process in which the City of Columbus has participated, based upon its membership on the SWACO Board.

Total: $265,000.00

2. FISCAL IMPACT

Monies are available in the Division of Planning and Operations 2013 Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair Fund appropriation for this expenditure. Tipping fee expenses were $320,000.00 and $257,500.00 in 2011 and 2012, respectively. In 2013, The Division of Planning and Operations has established an initial encumbrance of $225,000.00. The Division anticipates it will expend the remaining appropriation of $35,000.00 on additional tipping fees for the remainder of the year. This legislation also appropriates the tipping fees for the alley rehabilitation project from the Street & Highways Bond Fund, Fund 704, in the amount of $230,000.00. Amendment to the 2013 Capital Improvements Budget is necessary to establish sufficient cash...

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