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File #: 2944-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/17/2018 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to modify an existing grant agreement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and to accept $2,318.00 in additional grant proceeds; to authorize the appropriation of $2,318.00 in additional grant proceeds from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency ($2,318.00).
Attachments: 1. Ord 2944-2018 Legislation Template
Explanation

Background: This legislation authorizes the modification of a grant agreement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) related to an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) grant that was awarded and accepted by the City of Columbus pursuant to Ordinance 1164-2018, passed on June 4, 2018. This grant agreement was entered into by the Director of Finance and Management on behalf of the Department of Public Service.

The purpose of these grant proceeds is to partially fund the purchase of compressed natural gas up-fitting parts and services for sixteen (16) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuse collection vehicles for use by the Department of Public Service. The original grant reimbursement award totaled $371,584.00.

After passage of Ordinance 1164-2018, it was determined that the CNG up-fitting costs for each vehicle were higher than expected. As such, the Ohio EPA agreed to modify the original grant agreement and provide additional grant funding in an amount equal to $2,318.00. Therefore the revised total grant award is $373,902.00.

The refuse trucks to be purchased and up-fit will be Automated Side Loaders (ASLs) and will be servicing residential routes in Columbus to be utilized on both 90 gallon (front/street pick-up) and 300 gallon (alley collections) container routes. The Department of Public Service anticipates these trucks being ordered by the end of 2018 and put into service during the last quarter of 2019. Submittal of final invoices for reimbursement must be made within eighteen months from the date the AFV grant agreement is executed with the Ohio EPA, unless a six-month extension has been requested and approved.

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes the acceptance and appropriation of an additional $2,318.00 in Ohio EPA grant monies.

Emergency action is requested to meet criteria within the Ohio EPA Grant Contract which stipulates that the vehicles must be ordered within 90 days of the grant agreement execution.

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