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File #: 2888-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify and extend an agreement, on behalf of the City of Columbus, between Kurtz Brothers Central Ohio, LLC and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, for the design, construction, and operation of the Organic Waste Recovery and Reuse System Project; and to authorize the expenditure of $1,200,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund. ($1,200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2888-2019 Financial Coding, 2. 2888-2019 Info Form
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to execute Contract Modification No. 14 to the Organic Waste Processing Agreement between the City of Columbus (City), Kurtz Brothers Central Ohio, LLC (Kurtz) and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

This Modification No. 14 will fund the following provisions and services to this contract. Modification No. 14 will be in effect from December 1, 2019 to and including November 30, 2020. The contract includes:

A. Trucked Waste Disposal Facility:
Grant Kurtz Brothers Central Ohio, LLC the authority to design their facility to include the process of accepting trucked waste in addition to the fats, oils and grease (FOG) that they will be accepting under the terms of the original agreement. In so much as Kurtz was constructing a similar facility to the one operated by the Division of Sewerage and Drainage (DOSD) in the vicinity of Berliner Park, both parties agreed that it would be in their best interests to share a facility to accommodate both efforts, thereby reducing costs and a duplication of services. This facility will be operated and maintained by Kurtz under the terms of this agreement. *Per mutual agreement of the parties, this facility was relocated on November 30, 2018.

B. Incinerator Ash Beneficial Reuse Program:
Grant Kurtz Brothers Central Ohio, LLC the authority to finalize a beneficial reuse program for wastewater treatment incinerator ash that was generated by the City’s two wastewater treatment plants. Ash had been historically stored at the treatment plants in lagoons and land filled at considerable expense to DOSD. This program had allowed for up to 5,000 tons of wastewater treatment incinerator ash a year to be removed and adapted for beneficial reuse under this provision, at a rate of $30.97 per ton, which was less than the land filling cost to the City.

C. Fixed Rate Sewerage Sludge Processing Term:
Continue a fixed rate fee of $33.50 per...

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