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File #: 2190-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/8/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/11/2017 Final action: 9/13/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service, on behalf of the City of Columbus, to execute grant agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation, accept and expend grant funds, and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting for approved projects; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) annually accepts applications to fund projects using Safe Routes to School Program funds. The Safety Program Committee has reviewed the applications submitted previously and has made decisions on funding projects. These grants do not require a minimum local match (0.00%).

This legislation will authorize the Director of Public Service to execute project agreements for approved projects, accept and expend grant funds, and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting is performed.

2. AWARDED PROJECTS
The Department of Public Service has received notification of grant awards for the following projects:

FRA CR 556 0.440 SRTS (PID 106396): This project will perform work around two elementary schools: Sullivant Elementary School and Trevitt/Beatty Park Elementary School. Work around Sullivant Elementary Schools consists of (1) constructing a buffered two-way bike lane on the east side of S. Souder Avenue, from Sullivant Avenue to Mound Street; and (2) adding a 5’ wide sidewalk on the west side of the Buchanan Drive/Van Buren Drive loop. Work around Trevitt/Beatty Park Elementary School consists of adding a 6’ wide sidewalk with integral curb on the south side of Toronto Street, from Trevitt Street to N. Champion Avenue. Funding for this project has been approved - and capped - at $378,256.00 in funds for construction in SFY 2021.

3. FISCAL IMPACT
No financial participation is required at this time. City funds will be approved in the form of design contracts, right of way acquisition, and/or construction contracts that will be submitted for Council's approval.

4. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to provide necessary funding for necessary design and construction services and prevent unnecessary delays in the Department of Public Service’s SRTS - Souder and Toronto project.

Title

To authorize the Director of Public Service, on behalf of the City of Columbus, ...

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