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File #: 0164-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to contribute additional funding to ODOT to support the completion of the resurfacing of US 33 from Fishinger Road to Trabue Road; to authorize the expenditure of $4,760.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($4,760.00)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 0164-2019 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to contribute additional funding to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to support the completion of the FRA-33-9.33 Urban Paving project, PID 93136.

The aforementioned project encompasses the resurfacing of US 33 from Fishinger Road to Trabue Road and is being completed as part of the ODOT Urban Paving Initiative, which requires the local municipality (Columbus) to contribute 20% of the total cost of surface treatment for the portion of the project within it corporation limits. Additionally, the City is required to contribute 100% of the cost of non-surface related items such as curbs, gutters, utility relocation, and partial and full-depth pavement repairs.

Ordinance 2317-2017 authorized the Director of Public Service to grant consent and propose cooperation with ODOT for the project, and Ordinance 0094-2018 authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into agreement with and provide funding in the amount of $36,060.00 to ODOT to pay the local share of estimated construction costs.

ODOT first let the project on March 23, 2018, at which time the apparent low bid exceeded the original cost estimate, and the City agreed to contribute additional funds to support its proportionate share of the increased cost. However, ODOT subsequently elected to reject all earlier bids and to re-advertise the project in the Fall of 2018.

ODOT prepared and submitted revised costs estimates to the Department of Public Service, necessitating the deposit of additional funds by the City with ODOT to support the completion of the project, and Ordinance 0936-2018 authorized the Director of Public Service to make payment in the amount of $21,952.00 to ODOT for that purpose.

ODOT let the project again on December 13, 2018, at which time the apparent low bid exceeded the original cost estimate. However, ODOT elected to award the contract to the low bidder, necessitating an addit...

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