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File #: 0977-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/29/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Greenscapes Landscape Co., Inc. for the installation of 282 street trees in the UIRF districts of LAVA-C and South Side neighborhoods; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure $89,318.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($89,318.00)
Attachments: 1. 2019 UIRF Street Trees
Explanation

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Greenscapes Landscape Co., Inc. for the installation of 282 street trees in the UIRF districts of LAVA-C and South Side neighborhoods.

Background: The Department of Development has funding in place through the Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund to replace street trees in eleven of the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) areas throughout the City of Columbus over the next five years. The new plantings in the LAVA-C and South Side neighborhoods will represent a diverse species of trees selected specifically for each planting location and takes into consideration the specific site restrictions that will help to maximize the Urban Tree Canopy and reduce storm water run-off. The trees were also specifically selected to not interfere with nearby utilities or structures. The community leaders requested to add new trees to their aging urban tree canopy and add more green to their neighborhood. This project will support the mission of the Recreation and Parks Master Plan by adding trees to the Columbus Urban Tree Canopy and replacing trees lost to the Emerald Ash Borer and other causes of tree mortality. Increasing the tree canopy will increase the health and wellness of Columbus citizens by reducing storm water run-off, reducing utility costs within the communities, and reducing air pollution.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on December 28, 2018 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on January 15, 2019.

Company Status Amount
Greenscapes (MAJ) $84,318.00
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