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File #: 1616-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to reauthorize two Recreation and Parks Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grants with the Mid-Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC).
Explanation

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to reauthorize two Recreation and Parks Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grants with the Mid-Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC). The grant program requires that each participating agency provide consent legislation every two years to continue the commitment to complete each project.

Background: In 2015, the Department was awarded grant funding from MORPC for two federally funded trail projects:

1. Olentangy Trail---Antrim Park to Bethel Road (ODOT PID # 99828) - The project will widen the Olentangy Trail, from Antrim Park to Bethel Road and provide a new separated ramp and trail connection along Bethel Road to Anheuser Busch Park on Olentangy River Road.
2. Alum Creek Trail---East Columbus/Johnstown Road Connector (ODOT PID # 99743) - The project will construct an all-access path and on-street biking improvements from the Alum Creek Trail central section to Johnstown Road, Parkview Boulevard, Cassady Avenue, and Krum Park. Over 5,000 residents will be connected to the city’s regional trail network.

The projects are in final design, and scheduled to begin construction in 2019. Separate legislation in 2016 authorized the Department to accept and appropriate the grants and to hire consultants to complete the engineering plans.

These grants are providing 80% of the construction funds, with CRPD’s match being 20%. A final piece of legislation will be submitted in 2019 for the construction contract of each of the projects.
Principal Parties:
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty St., Suite. 100
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Susan Tsen, 614233-4138
CCN: 31-1009675
CC Expiration Date: N/A

Benefits to the Public: These projects will improve access to trails and greenwa...

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