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File #: 1573-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and accept grant funds of $250,000.00 to construct improvements to the Olentangy Trail, Worthington Hills Extension; to authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. for the construction of the Olentangy Trail-Worthington Hills Extension to extend the Olentangy Trail from Worthington Hills Park to Clubview Boulevard; to authorize the appropriation of $250,000.00 to the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund; necessary to authorize the transfer to authorize the transfer of $1,051,718.29 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund; to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1326-2019; to authorize the expenditure of $295,334.35 from the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund and Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Olentangy Trail Worthington Hills Extension
Explanation

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. for the construction of the Olentangy Trail-Worthington Hills Extension to extend the Olentangy Trail from Worthington Hills Park to Clubview Boulevard.

Background: This project will provide a 0.25 mile extension of the Olentangy Trail from Worthington Hills Park to Olentangy River Road at Clubview Boulevard. The project includes a 10’ wide path from the park, passing along the Olentangy River, with direct access to a major retail center and office complexes. Over 2,000 residents and employees are close to this regional trail, yet have no safe biking or walking access.

In 2015, the Department received funding assistance from ODOT to extend the Olentangy Trail. The funding assistance was provided as environmental mitigation due to the closure of the Olentangy Trail for 2 years as part of the I-270 State route 315 interchange reconstruction project. The ODOT Project ID is 99533.

This is one of the region’s busiest trail access points, with an average of over 150,000 uses per year. The extension will directly connect to a redeveloping retail center and provide improved access to Columbus residents, visitors, local employers, and the Worthington Hills surrounding community.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on April 19, 2019 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on May 14, 2019. Bids were received from the following companies:

Company Status Amount
Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. (MAJ) $260,334.35
Decker Construction Company (MAJ) $299,400.53
Sunesis Construction Co (MAJ) $331,200.00
Complete General Const. Co. (MAJ) $359,776.08

After reviewing the proposals that were submitted, it was determine that Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. was the lowest and most responsive bidder.

Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc. and all proposed subcontractors...

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