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File #: 3069-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into a construction agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, or other railroad companies as needed, relative to the Bridge Rehabilitation - 5th Avenue under Conrail and Norfolk Southern Railroad project; to authorize the expenditure of $110,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 3069-2018 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into construction agreements with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, or other railroad companies as needed, relative to the Bridge Rehabilitation - 5th Avenue under Conrail and Norfolk Southern Railroad project.
The aforementioned project encompasses the rehabilitation of the railroad bridge over East Fifth Avenue. In the course of effecting roadway improvements it is necessary to contract with any railroads involved to perform railroad right-of-way improvements. The scope of work for this project necessitates that the Department of Public Service contract with Norfolk Southern Railway Company for work to be performed on or near its railroad facilities, and possibly other railroad companies if work should be performed on or near their facilities for this project. Work to be performed by the railroads includes track work, flagging, engineering, and final review of the plans.
The funding request for the aforementioned railroad right-of-way improvements work is based upon estimates from the railroads. The railroads will invoice the City for actual costs incurred in performing the improvements. The amount needed may exceed the amount requested in this ordinance. Additional legislation will be submitted by the Department of Public Service if additional funds are needed to complete the relocations.
Searches in the Excluded Party List System (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery (State) produced no findings against Norfolk Southern Railway Company.
2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funding in the amount of $110,000.00 is available for this project within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Fund 7704, within the Department of Public Service. An amendment to the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget is necessary for the purpose of providing sufficient spending authority for the aforementioned project expenditure.
3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested in order to allow for...

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