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File #: 1071-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/14/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To amend the 2017 Capital Improvement Budget and transfer $43,930.00 between projects in the Safety Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a contract, on behalf of the Division of Support Services with Rinehart Tower Services, Inc. for the structural reinforcement of two communication towers; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $43,930.00 from the Safety Voted Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($43,930.00)
Attachments: 1. BidWaiverForm, 2. combined rinehart, 3. transfer

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Safety to enter into a contract on behalf of the Division of Support Services with Rinehart Tower Services Inc for the proposed structural reinforcement of two communication towers (4250 Groves Rd and 4250 Morse Rd). Two City of Columbus owned public safety radio towers are in need of structural reinforcement. A review of analysis ran in accordance with American National Standards Institute and Telecommunication Industry Association standards has revealed that the towers are structurally overstressed in certain areas. This overstress is a safety concern as the towers could possibly buckle under the strain of the current weight on them. Excess weight was removed to alleviate the existing stress. These efforts did alleviate some stress, but did not bring them into compliance with the required standards. In order to completely relieve the stress, the proposed structural reinforcement must be accomplished. This will bring the towers back into safe stress factors and allow for the installation of needed communications equipment on the towers.

A bid waiver is being requested for this project as this contractor has had previous experience with structural reinforcement of the tower sites and there is an immediate need to address the overstressed structure and install crime fighting equipment on the towers.

Emergency action is requested so that this needed work may be completed as soon as possible to reinforce the structure of two communication towers, in order to meet the operational needs of the Division of Support Services and in order to install security cameras

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $43,930.00 from existing funds in Public Safety's Capital Improvement Funds. This ordinance also amends the 2017 Capital Improvement Budget and authorizes the City Auditor to transfer funds between projects within Safety's Capital Improvement Funds.

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