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File #: 3459-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/5/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with EMH&T for an environmental survey of the Big Walnut Trail corridor, from Canal Winchester Pike to Refugee Road; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer $54,552.96 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund, to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $53,475.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($53,475.00)
Attachments: 1. ESR Big Walnut Trail - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with EMH&T for an environmental survey of the Big Walnut Trail corridor, from Canal Winchester Pike to Refugee Road.

Background: The Big Walnut Trail is under development as a 28 mile regional trail from Hoover Reservoir to the Scioto River. The southern section of the corridor spans several miles through the southeast side of the city. Over 9,000 residents live within minutes of this corridor, and over 4 parks are within the study zone. These neighborhoods have very little access to trails and the Southeast area is underserved by walking and biking facilities.

The Department has currently 2 miles of trail in this area. The next phase involves a section connecting Nafzger Park to Winchester Pike. To begin plan preparation the Department requested proposals for an environmental inventory of the greenway corridor to determine a potential trail route with the least impact to the riparian corridor. The inventory will include wetland determinations, cultural resource inventories, and potential access points for the public.

In October of 2018 the Department issued a Request for Proposals for providing services to perform the study. The proposals were received on November 1, 2018 and evaluated by a selection committee per City Code 329.14.

Seven responses were evaluated. After review, the selection team recommended the firm of EMH & T be contracted to perform the services.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, in October 2018 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on November 1, 2018.

Company Status
American Structurepoint, Inc. (MAJ)
Davey Resource Group, Inc. (MAJ)
EMH & T (MAJ)
MS Consultants, Inc. (MAJ)
Michael Baker International (MAJ)
Johnson, Mirmiran, and Thompson, Inc. (MAJ)
Lawhon and Associates, Inc. (FBE)

After reviewing the proposals that were subm...

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