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File #: 0259-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify, increase and extend the contract with The Ohio State University, Office of Sponsored Programs, for the NPDES Stormwater and Clintonville Blueprint Monitoring Project for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Stormwater and Regulatory Management Section, to authorize the expenditure of $223,597.71 from the Storm Sewer Operating Fund. ($223,597.71)
Attachments: 1. 0259-2020 Financial Coding, 2. 0259-2020 Info Form
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify, increase and extend the contract with Ohio State University, Office of Sponsored Programs for the purpose of providing professional engineering services for the NPDES Stormwater and Clintonville Blueprint Monitoring Project for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Stormwater and Regulatory Management Section.

The City's Stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requires the City to monitor discharges from its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) during wet weather events. Monitoring and data collection services performed under this project will allow the City to meet its permit obligations. Wet weather monitoring will be performed at Stormwater outfalls to characterize the change in quality and quantity of discharges from outfalls in the Clintonville Blueprint Project Area after the installation of green infrastructure (GI). Simulated storm events will be used to quantify changes on storm water quality and quantity from selected GI practices. Tasks associated with this project include all outfall sampling, laboratory analysis, laboratory data evaluation, report generation, and project management. Additional data collection and analysis will be performed to determine to what extent property values increase or decrease as a result of the installation of GI, to evaluate changes in other selected social and economic indicators, and to evaluate the effect of GI on habitat and bio diversity.

As a non-profit organization, the Ohio State University, Office of Sponsored Programs will ensure continued compliance with the City’s Stormwater NPDES permit, to measure the performance of GI installations for the purpose of improving the design and planning of future projects, to measure the economic, social, and environmental impact of a large-scale GI project on the community in which it is installed.

This contract covers a seven-year period ...

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