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File #: 0310-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to modify the contract with The Righter Company for the installation of three miles of trail for the Camp Chase Trail by $347,000.00 for a total expenditure of $4,514,766.71 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($347,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Camp Chase Rail Trail 2015 Modification - DAX

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to modify the contract with The Righter Company for the installation of three miles of trail for the Camp Chase Trail.

The need for additional funds are due to additional costs encountered during the construction of the project including: additional Stormwater BMP structures, soft path subgrade conditions, installing 1,900 additional linear feet of connector paths requested by local neighborhoods, additional utility relocation costs at Hague Avenue, additional construction inspection fees for Dept. of Public Service, 1,100’ of boundary fencing along casino, and drainage culverts.

The Camp Chase Rail Trail is in the final stage of construction. The three mile trail travels from Eureka Avenue to Georgesville Road. The trail serves the Hilltop/Westgate communities, and is also a segment of the statewide Ohio to Erie Trail.

The original legislation was authorized by Ordinance 2403-2014.

The costs for this modification will be $347,000.00 which when added to the original legislated amount of $4,167,766.71 will increase the project total to $4,514,766.71.

Principal Parties:
The Righter Company, Inc.
2424 Harrison Road
Columbus, OH 43204
Bradley Nadolson 614-272-9700
Expires 2/18/18

Emergency Justification: An emergency is being requested because it is immediately necessary to modify said contract so that work may continue so the Camp Chase Trail project will stay on schedule.

Benefits to the Public:
Cycling, walking, running, and active trail uses provide highly recognized year-round benefits to urban lifestyles. Access to trails and to key destinations is one of the top rated priorities noted by residents, and this project fills a significant gap in gaining access to the core of the city. The West Columbus community is currently isolated from improved biking, walking, and non-motorized forms of transportation, and the project fills a ...

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