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File #: 3264-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to modify and extend the term of the contract with artist, Olga Ziemska for an additional twelve months to complete fabrication and installation of the artwork A Thousand Eyes on Parsons Avenue and to amend the contract scope to reflect the project fabrication and installation schedule; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
The Department of Development’s Columbus Public Art Program, in cooperation with the Columbus Department of Public Service (DPS), is integrating public art into a section of Parsons Avenue between Broad and Oak Streets. This portion of Parsons Avenue underwent improvements as part of ODOT’s project to redesign the downtown portions of I-70 and I-71. Following a state-wide call for artists, Olga Ziemska was selected by an artist advisory panel and was approved by the Columbus Art Commission (CAC). On 9/17/14 Council authorized the Director of Development to enter into contract with the Ziemska and an expenditure of $101,000 for the art budget (Ord. #2001-2014).
The art project had delays and has undergone redesign. However, the art proposal has been conceptually approved by the CAC and is entering final design. The proposal, A Thousand Eyes, was presented to and has support from the Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association (OTENA) and the Near East Area Commission (NEAC). Final engineered drawings are in process and will undergo peer review prior to being submitted to the Columbus Art Commission for final approval.
The contract expiration term with Ziemska needs to be extended (expires on December 31, 2018) and the scope needs to be amended to reflect the proposed art, fabrication and installation. With no additional delays, installation is anticipated in spring-summer 2019. Council approval is sought to extend the contract expiration term and to allow the Director to amend the contract scope in the agreement authorized by Ordinance 2001-2014 passed on 9/17/14.
Emergency action is requested so program activities can be completed without further delay.
FISCAL IMPACT:
None
Title
To authorize the Director of Development to modify and extend the term of the contract with artist, Olga Ziemska for an additional twelve months to complete fabrication and installation of the artwork A Thousand Eyes on Parsons Avenue and to amend the contract ...

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