File #: 0056-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/2/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Custom Landscape Contractors for the installation of 24 street trees on East Livingston Avenue; to authorize the expenditure of $7,688.50 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,688.50)
Attachments: 1. Livingston Ave - street trees spring 2020

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Custom Landscape Contractors for the installation of 24 street trees on East Livingston Avenue.

Background: This project will be installing trees on E Livingston Ave, in Planning Area 62 through the Mayor’s Green Initiative which helps replace tree species that have been removed throughout the city due to tree mortality. The new tree plantings will represent a diverse species of trees selected specifically for each planting location. It takes into consideration the specific site restrictions that each location has in an effort to replace some of our lost Urban Tree Canopy and reduce storm water run-off in the area while not interfering with nearby utilities or structures.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Chapter 329, on October 21, 2019 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on November 5, 2019. Bids were received from the following vendors:

Company Status Amount
Custom Landscape (MAJ) $6,688.50

After reviewing the proposals that were submitted, it was determine that Custom Landscape was the lowest and most responsive bidder.

Custom Landscape and all proposed subcontractors have met code requirements with respect to prequalification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

Principal Parties:
Custom Landscape Contractors
2411 US Route 22 S.W.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Jaret Bishop, 740/333-1669
CCN: 31-1747937
March 28, 2021

Emergency Justification: An emergency is being requested due to tree planting having specific periods of time when it is most beneficial to plant trees. This will allow a period of time to schedule the work, order the trees, perform stump removal, and plant the trees before ideal planting conditions are lost to warmer summer temperatures.

Benefits to the Public: These plantings will increase the Urban Tree Canopy which reduce...

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