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File #: 2818-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a reimbursement agreement with the Franklin County Engineers Office to improve Thoburn Road, from Dublin Road to Griggs Boathouse; to authorize the transfer of $172,000.00 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $172,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1010-2018; and to declare an emergency. ($172,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Thoburn Road Improvements
Explanation

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a reimbursement agreement with the Franklin County Engineers Office to improve Thoburn Road, from Dublin Road to Griggs Boathouse.

Background: Thoburn Road is the main entry drive access to three Recreation and Parks facilities: Griggs Boathouse, McKnight Environmental Education Center, and Indian Village Day Camp. The roadway is a township road, and also serves several residences. The majority of the vehicle traffic is generated by users traveling to Recreation and Park facilities, and the roadway is narrow and in poor condition. The Franklin County Engineers Office prepared construction plans and bid the project on August 22, 2018. As part of completing the project, Recreation and Parks has agreed to contribute a portion of the costs as reimbursement to Franklin County. The County will handle construction engineering and inspection.

Principal Parties:
Franklin County Engineer’s Office
970 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
Robert Byrne, Fiscal Officer, (614) 525-3030

Emergency Justification: An emergency is being requested in that it is immediately necessary to provide funds to the County to begin construction in 2018.

Benefits to the Public: The project provides a substantial improvement for thousands of users accessing major recreational sites on the west side of Griggs Reservoir.

Community Input/Issues: The department worked with Franklin County and Norwich Township to develop the project and assisted with the township’s grant for additional project funds. A public meeting was held to seek input from park staff and local residents.

Area(s) Affected: Planning Area 8

Master Plan Relation: Providing safe, easy access to park facilities.

Fiscal Impact: $172,000.00 is budgeted and available in the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund 7702 to meet the financ...

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