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File #: 3026-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/29/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to reimburse various utilities for utility relocation costs incurred in conjunction with Public Service capital improvement projects; to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 3026-2018
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND:
In the course of effecting roadway improvements, it is sometimes necessary to force the relocation of utilities from privately held easements. These relocations are in areas where the City has previously allowed utilities but due to this project there is a need to relocate them at the City's expense. Utility relocation estimates are normally included in the budget for each project but occasionally estimates are insufficient and not always within the City's control. This legislation provides a source of funding for unnamed utility relocations in order to provide for quick turnaround of these relocations once the utility and project are determined.
City Council recognizes that this ordinance does not identify the utility companies that will receive the reimbursements and understands that its passage will give the Director of Public Service the final decision in determination for such reimbursements. This Council is satisfied it is in the best interests of the City to delegate this reimbursement decision.
2. FISCAL IMPACT:
This is a budgeted expense in the amount of $100,000.00 in the Department of Public Service’s 2018 Capital Improvement Budget, Fund 7704, the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Project 530161-100070 (Roadway Improvements - Utility Relocation Reimbursements).

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Public Service is requesting emergency designation so as to provide funding for utility reimbursements at the earliest possible time to maintain project construction schedules.

Title
To authorize the Director of Public Service to reimburse various utilities for utility relocation costs incurred in conjunction with Public Service capital improvement projects; to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus is vitally concerned with the use of the various rights-of-way areas in the City as such rights-of-way r...

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