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File #: 3338-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2016 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 1/23/2017 Final action: 1/26/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to pay the city's annual membership dues to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for the Department of Public Service, Division of Design & Construction; to authorize the expenditure of $462,863.29 from the Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($462,863.29)
Attachments: 1. 2017 MORPC Codes
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
The City of Columbus is committed to paying the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) an annual fee for vital services in the area of intergovernmental relations, transportation planning and programming, grantsmanship, legislative review and information exchange. This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of $462,863.29 for the annual membership fee (dues) for the City for 2017. MORPC established the fee based on population per an earlier agreement with the city and is not negotiable. The rate for 2017 is $.5375 per capita based on an estimated population of 861,141 as of January 1, 2017.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funds in the amount of $462,863.29 are budgeted and available for this expenditure in the Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair Fund. MORPC dues for 2015 and 2016 were $409,151.00 and $425,834.24, respectively. This ordinance is contingent on the passage of 2017 budget.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested for this legislation because the first quarterly installment of the membership fee is due in January. This expense cannot be legislated in advance of the passage of the 2017 budget.

Title

To authorize the Director of Public Service to pay the city's annual membership dues to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for the Department of Public Service, Division of Design & Construction; to authorize the expenditure of $462,863.29 from the Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($462,863.29)

Body

WHEREAS, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) provides the City of Columbus and other member communities with vital services in the area of intergovernmental relations, transportation planning and programming, grantsmanship, legislative review and information exchange; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus is a government member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission; and

WHEREAS, the city's membership fee for MORPC in 2017 is $4...

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