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File #: 3315-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to increase appropriations; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of $37,000.00 between projects within the General Permanent Improvement Fund; to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to expend monies and enter into contracts for labor, materials, equipment, standard services, and professional services in conjunction with various energy efficiency and energy management projects; to authorize the expenditure of $145,000.00 from the General Permanent Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($145,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 3315-2018.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to expend monies for labor, materials, equipment, standard services, and professional services in conjunction with various energy efficiency and energy management related projects. Energy costs are a significant part of annual operating expenses and the city’s use of such energy sources has economic and environmental impacts.

The purpose of this ordinance is to set aside funds to further the city’s energy efficiency and renewable energy goals. This may include, but is not limited to, such items as: upgrading interior and exterior lighting fixtures, upgrading pneumatic controls to direct digital controls, various small-scale HVAC, electrical, control system projects, retro-commissioning, utility data automation, energy audits, and strategic energy planning, among others. Previous projects funded from this capital source include: conversion of Police range to LED lighting, City Hall Energy Audit, such as air handler run cycles, programmable thermostatic valves, supply line insulation, and Retro-commissioning of control system at East Central Health center. All work will be done in accordance with the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Codes. Funding for these expenditures will come from the General Permanent Improvement Fund.

Fiscal Impact: These funds are available in the General Permanent Improvement Fund and result from rebates and incentives earned from prior energy efficient upgrades. Ordinance 0390-2017 authorized $100,000 for similar purposes in 2017. Ordinance 2915-2014 authorized $185,000 for similar purposes in 2014.

Emergency action is requested so that energy efficiency initiatives can commence as soon as possible.


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To authorize the City Auditor to increase appropriations; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of $37,000.00 between projects within the General Permanent Improvement Fund; to au...

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