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File #: 0326-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2017 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 enter into contract with Messer Construction Co. for the correction of a water pooling issue near the fountain within Bicentennial Park; to authorize the expenditure of $40,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Scioto Mile - Bicentennial Park Water Pooling Correction - DAX, 2. Bid Waiver Form - Bicentennial Park Water Pooling Correction
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Messer Construction Co. for the correction of a water pooling issue near the fountain within Bicentennial Park.

The fountain was originally installed in 2010 as part of the Scioto Mile project that renovated and developed parkland along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus. Water pooling issues have been an ongoing problem along the west plaza area adjacent to the fountain. It was determined this was due to wind drift causing water to flow away from the fountain drains. These repairs are necessary in order to address the water pooling issues, preventing premature deterioration of hard surfaces and the oversaturation of adjacent lawn. It will also improve the efficiency of water usage at the fountain. The work will include excavation, backfill, concrete removal/replacement, drainage, and piping. The cost of this project is $37,711.00 with a contingency of $2,289.00 for a total of $40,000.00.

The Department of Recreation and Parks is requesting the waiver of formal bidding provisions of the Columbus City Codes. While investigating repairs needed to the fountain itself in conjunction with a separate fountain repair project currently underway and being administered by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Messer Construction Co. discovered the cause of the water pooling issue. Since they are performing the repairs to the fountain itself, they will be able to complete the water pooling correction while already on site for the fountain repair project. Therefore, it is in the City’s best interest to allow Messer to complete the correction of the water pooling issue as it presents the most efficient and cost effective option for the repairs.

Principal Parties:
Messer Construction Company
5158 Fishwick Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45216
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