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File #: 2019-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/11/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify an existing professional services agreement with Brown and Caldwell for the DPU Franklin County Water/Sewer Assessment Project to extend the term of the contract an additional twelve months; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify an existing professional services agreement with Brown and Caldwell for the DPU Franklin County Water/Sewer Assessment Project to extend the term of the contract by 12 months to September 2020.

Franklin County owns and operates water distribution and sewage collection systems that are connected to and served by the City of Columbus. These systems are located in approximately 30 areas across the region. In addition, the County owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant, Darbydale, and a water plant, Timberlake, that are not connected to Columbus’ systems.

The County has requested that the City consider taking over its water/sewer assets. In order to make an informed decision about how to proceed, it is necessary to understand the County system. The City of Columbus and Franklin County are therefore requiring a comprehensive evaluation of the County’s water and sewer utilities. In accordance with Ordinance 1037-2018, passed by Columbus City Council on May 7, 2018, and Resolution 0350-18 passed by the Franklin County Commissioners on May 8, 2018, the City of Columbus and Franklin County will share equally in the costs of this service agreement, with the City encumbering the total cost of the agreement ($999,614.60), and receiving reimbursement of up to $500,000.00 from Franklin County. Ordinance 1792-2018 was passed in 2018 to fund this project. This contract extension adds only time not funding to the existing contract.

2. PROJECT TIMELINE: After issue of the notice to proceed (NTP) the first phase of this project was completed in December 2018. The second phase of this project is planned to be completed no later than September 2020.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is requested to allow for existing project timelines and milestones to be met.

4. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE NO: 94-1446346 | MAJ | 8/15/2019 | Vendor #: 010815

5. ECON...

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