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File #: 2173-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with Electrify America, LLC relative to the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations and appurtenances within the City of Columbus; to waive those sections of Columbus City Code that prohibit the placement of equipment and advertising within the public rights-of-way to the extent that those provisions may be applicable to the placement, operation, and maintenance of the Equipment pursuant to this legislation; to authorize the Director of Public Service to accept and disburse its share of net advertising fees generated by Electrify America for the sale or placement of advertising on the Equipment within the City; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND:
In 2016, the City won the Smart City Challenge resulting in the award of up to $40 million in federal funds from USDOT and up to $10 million in private grant funding from Paul G. Allen Philanthropies to assist in implementation of the City’s proposal to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and applications can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to execute agreements with Electrify America, LLC relative to the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations, and other appurtenances (the “Equipment”) within the public rights-of-way of the City of Columbus.

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Service to enter into agreements with Electrify America, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (Electrify America).

Any monies designated for receipt by the Department of Public Service from Electrify America, LLC for this project shall be dispersed per the terms of the agreements executed with Electrify, LLC.
The legislation also authorizes the waiver of those sections of Columbus City Code that prohibit the placement of equipment within the public rights-of-way. That waiver is only for the Equipment that is to be installed by Electrify America under these agreements.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
There are no immediate costs to the City associated with these agreements and any City financial commitment is contingent upon and subject to future authorization by Council through the adoption of appropriate legislation.

3. EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION
Emergency action is requested to allow the Equipment to be installed as soon as possible, enhancing the visitor experience to the City. This action will allow the Department of Public Se...

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