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File #: 1966-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a contract with Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. for construction of the Alum Creek Trail---Shepard Connector project on the city’s near east side; to authorize the transfer of $413,635.00 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; to authorize the transfer of $222,662.95 between projects within Fund 7704; to amend 2018 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $815,081.00 from the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund and Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($815,081.00)
Attachments: 1. Alum Creek Trail - Shepard Connector

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a contract Columbus Asphalt Paving for construction of the Alum Creek Trail---Shepard Connector project on the city’s near east side.

Background: The Shepard Connector to the Alum Creek Trail will build a 0.6 mile direct connection to the regional trail from Leonard Avenue to 5th Avenue/Nelson Road. The project would be built along an abandoned rail corridor owned by Recreation and Parks between Leonard Avenue and the Alum Creek Trail at Hayden Park.

In October of 2015, the 22 mile Alum Creek Trail was completed, and has become popular with families, fitness walkers, and cyclists. Although this regional trail passes directly by the Shepard and St. Mary’s neighborhoods in the central city, there are no hard connections yet. This project provides local residents with two direct connections to the trail and the expanding regional trail network.

Of the $815,081.00 needed for the CRPD portion of construction, there is a Clean Ohio Grant that provides $248,462.00 of the necessary funding.

There was no quorum during the July Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting. Per the present Commissioners this ordinance was requested to be sent thru the legislation approval process in order to avoid a delay with this project. There is August recess for Commission and Council.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on June 20, 2018.

Company Status Amount
Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. (MAJ) $864,787.95

After reviewing the proposals that were submitted, it was determine that Columbus Asphalt Paving, Inc. was the lowest and most responsive bidder. Despite Columbus Asphalt being the only bidder, unit prices were found to be consistent with costs associated with other similar projects.

Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. and all proposed subcontractors have met c...

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