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File #: 1632-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to pay utility relocation costs to various utilities for the Signal Installation - Gemini at Costco project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $35,000.00 for utility relocations for this project from the Streets & Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($35,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1632-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes payment for utility relocation work as needed by American Electric Power, AT&T, Spectrum (aka Time Warner), Windstream, and other utilities (or companies hired by utilities to perform utility relocation work) for the Signal Installation - Gemini at Costco project in an amount up to $35,000.00.

The Department of Public service is engaged in the signal installation for Gemini at Costco project. This project consists of installing a new mast arm signal at the intersection of Gemini Place and Costco Access Drive/Mall Drive. All four legs are to include striping modifications and pedestrian crossing facilities.

In the course of effecting roadway improvements it is sometimes necessary to force the relocation of utilities from privately held easements or place overhead utilities underground to promote the public health, safety and welfare including the economic development of the City. It is necessary to move utilities to complete this project. These relocations are in areas where the City has previously allowed utilities but due to this project there is a need to relocate them at the City's expense.

The funding request for utilities relocation reimbursement is based upon estimates from the utilities. The utilities will invoice the City for actual costs incurred in relocating the utilities. The amount needed may exceed the amount requested in this ordinance. Additional legislation will be submitted by the Department of Public Service if additional funds are needed to complete the relocations.
2. FISCAL IMPACT
This is a budgeted expense. Funding for this expense is available within Fund 7704, the Streets and Highways Bond Fund. An amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget is required to establish sufficient budget authority for the project. An IntraFund transfer is required to establish cash in the proper project.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency designation is requested to provide f...

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