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File #: 0973-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/29/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action: 5/9/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Jess Howard Electric Co. for construction services, demolition of existing and installation of new solar LED lighting at Big Walnut Park; to authorize the transfer of $99,508.22 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure $99,508.22 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($99,508.22)
Attachments: 1. Big Walnut LED Lighting Improvements
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Jess Howard Electric Co. for $99,508.22 (incl. $9,000 contingency) for construction services for demolition of existing and installation of new solar LED lighting at Big Walnut Park located at 5000 E. Livingston Ave, Columbus, Oh 43227.

This project will replace 10 existing non-working Metal Halide street style lamps with solar charged, battery powered LED lighting units. The new lights will be placed on the existing poles to minimize project costs and reduce construction impacts to the park.

As part of the project, an additional new solar charged battery powered LED light will be installed at the Retreat at Turnberry entry drive 11680 Refugee Rd. for additional safety for park users and shelter house rentals.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on March 1, 2019 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on March 19, 2019. One Bid was received from:

Company
Jess Howard Electric Company (MAJ)

After reviewing the bid that was submitted, it was determined that Jess Howard Electric Co. was the lowest and most responsive bidder.

Principal Parties:
Jess Howard Electric Co.
6630 Taylor Rd.
Blacklick, OH 43004
Tim Howard Jr., 614.861.1300
CCN: CC# 006108

Emergency Justification: An emergency is being requested due to the products required for installation have long lead times (90-120 days). Materials will need to be ordered in early May to begin construction by late summer 2019.

Benefits to the Public: Lighting provides visibility and improved safety for park users and nearby residents. Solar charged lighting also lowers operational costs making the park more sustainable.

Community Input Issues: We have numerous requests for lighting from the public. Many reque...

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