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File #: 1191-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/23/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/15/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) for the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) for fueling use by City of Columbus vehicles; to authorize the expenditure of $200,000.00 from the Fleet Management Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1191-2019 Legislation Template.pdf
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to establish purchase orders with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) for the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) for fueling use by City of Columbus vehicles. The City of Columbus and COTA have jointly constructed a satellite compressed natural gas fueling facility on COTA's property, located at 1400 McKinley Avenue. This fueling facility is owned an operated by COTA, but is subject to certain access and use rights of the City of Columbus for the purpose of fueling City vehicles. In connection with the construction of this fueling facility, the City and COTA entered into a Facilities Operating Agreement. This seven (7) year agreement was entered into in 2015 and authorizes the City to fuel its vehicles at the facility. This agreement also establishes the cost of the CNG fuel purchased from COTA by the City. The fuel cost is a floating rate based on the following cost elements; natural gas commodity cost, electrity rate at the fueling facility, cost of maintenance of equipment, insurance costs associated with the facility, and certain capital infrastructure costs. The City has been fueling at this site since 2018, but legislation has not been necessary because annual costs with COTA did not exceed $50,000.00.

Central Ohio Transit Authority Federal Tax ID# 31-0800546

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $200,000 from the Fleet Management Operating Fund with COTA for compressed natural gas for fueling use by City vehicles. In 2018, the Fleet Management Division expended $617,670.00 for compressed natural gas fuel. In 2017, $614,189.00 was expended.

Emergency action is requested to ensure that purchase orders can be established in a timely manner to ensure uninterrupted fueling services, thereby keeping vehicles in operation.

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To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders with the Central Ohio Tra...

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