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File #: 1892-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds and appropriation within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to pay utility relocation costs for the NCR - Weinland Park 7th to 9th project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $200,000.00 for utility relocations for this project from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1892-2019 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 NCR - Weinland Park 7th to 9th project in an amount up to $200,000.00.

The Public Service Department is engaged in the NCR - Weinland Park 7th to 9th project. This project involves work on North High Street from 7th Avenue to 9th Avenue. Project improvements include sidewalk on both sides of High Street, planter beds and street trees, lighting and signal upgrades, storm improvements, and undergrounding of both private and public overhead utilities.

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 public health, safety and welfare, including the economic development of the City. It is necessary to move utilities to complete this project.

This 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 and a transfer of funds within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund is required to establish sufficient budget authority and cash for the proper project.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency designation is requested to provide funding for utility reimbursements at the earliest possible time to maintain the project construction ...

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