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File #: 3107-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/1/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize the appropriation of funds within the Federal Transportation Grants Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to pay utility relocation costs to various utilities for the Arterial Street Rehabilitation-Polaris Parkway project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $188,875.00 for utility relocations for this project from the Streets & Highways Bond Fund and up to $755,500.00 from the Federal Transportation Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($944,375.00)
Attachments: 1. 3107-2018 Legislation Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND:
This legislation authorizes payment for utility relocation work by American Electric Power, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Del-Co Water, and other utilities as needed in an amount up to $944,375.00 for the Arterial Street Rehabilitation-Polaris Parkway project.

The Public Service Department is engaged in the Arterial Street Rehabilitation-Polaris Parkway project. Project work includes: widening Polaris Parkway from I-71 to Old Worthington Road; constructing a 5-foot wide sidewalk on the west side of Orion Place and on the north side of Polaris Parkway; and constructing a 10-foot wide shared use path on the south side of Polaris Parkway, on the east side of Orion Place, and on the south side of Olde Worthtington Road.

In the course of effecting roadway improvements, it is sometimes necessary to force the relocation of utilities from privately held easements or place overhead utilities underground to promote the public health, safety and welfare, including the economic development of the City. These relocations are in areas where the City has previously allowed utilities. Due to this project there is a need to relocate the utilities, and the relocation is done at the City's expense.

The funding request for utilities relocation reimbursement is based upon estimates from the utilities. The utility companies will invoice the City for actual costs incurred in relocating the utilities. 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.
2. FISCAL IMPACT:
This is a budgeted expense. Funding is available through a reimbursable grant in the Federal Transportation Grants Fund, Fund 7765, grant #G591606 (Polaris Parkway PID 95549). The grant pays 80% of the cost with the City’s local match amount as 20%. The City’s local match amount is budgeted in the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, F...

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