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File #: 0582-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds and appropriation within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to appropriate funds within the Special Income Tax Fund and within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the transfer of funds from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Company for Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1; to authorize the expenditure of up to $13,571,698.41 from the Streets and Highways Bond for Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1; and to declare an emergency. ($13,571,698.41)
Attachments: 1. 0582-2020 Legislation Template

Explanation

1.  BACKGROUND

This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Company for the Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 project and to provide payment for construction, construction administration and inspection services. 

 

This contract includes repairing and resurfacing 102 streets and constructing 486 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramps along those streets.  The work consists of milling the existing pavement, overlaying with new asphalt concrete, minor curb replacement, replacing curb and sidewalk associated with installing ADA wheelchair ramps, full depth pavement repair (where warranted and as called for in the plans), and other work as may be necessary to complete the contract in accordance with the plans and specifications set forth in the Bid Submittal Documents.

 

The estimated Notice to Proceed date is April 10, 2020.  The project was let by the Office of Support Services through Vendor Services and Bid Express.  Four bids were received on February 20, 2020, and tabulated as follows:  

     

Company Name                                 Bid Amount               City/State                                                Majority/MBE/FBE    

Strawser Paving Company                     $12,451,100.41                     Columbus, OH                     Majority

Kokosing Construction Co.                     $12,660,924.82                     Columbus, OH                     Majority

Decker Construction Company                     $13,100,776.58                     Columbus, OH                     Majority

Shelly and Sands, Inc.                     $13,926,983.55                     Columbus, OH                     Majority

 

Award is to be made to Strawser Paving Company as the lowest responsive and responsible and best bidder for their bid of $12,451,100.41.  The amount of construction administration and inspection services will be $1,120,598.00.  The total legislated amount is $13,571,698.41.

 

Searches in the System for Award Management (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against Strawser Paving Company.

 

2.  CONTRACT COMPLIANCE INFORMATION

The contract compliance number for Strawser Paving Company is CC0006114 and expires 1/18/21.

 

3.  PRE-QUALIFICATION STATUS

Strawser Paving Company and all proposed subcontractors have met code requirements with respect to pre-qualification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

 

4.  FISCAL IMPACT

The primary work to be accomplished for this contract is Resurfacing work.  Some Roadway Improvement and Bikeway Development work are included in the work for this contract.  Budget authority for the Roadway Improvements work (P530161-100179) in the amount of $18,806.08 and the Bikeway Development work (P540002-100083) in the amount of $93,439.21 exists within the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget and the required cash is available.  Cash, appropriation, and budget authority will be transferred from these two projects to Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 (P530282-912020) to establish sufficient funding for the Bikeway and Roadway Improvements portion of this contract.

The remainder of the funding for this project will come from Resurfacing.  Budget authority and cash for the Resurfacing work (P530282-100051) is expected to be in the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget.  The funds will not be available to Public Service until the proceeds of the 2020 bond sale are available later this calendar year.  Therefore, it is necessary to certify the requisite funds in the amount of $13,459,453.13 against the Special Income Tax Fund.  An amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget is required to establish sufficient budget authority for this project.  Funds will need to be appropriated within the Special Income Tax fund, then transferred to the Streets and Highways Bond Fund where they will also need to be appropriated.       

5.  EMERGENCY DESIGNATION

Emergency action is requested in order to complete needed improvements at the earliest possible time to ensure the safety of the travelling public.

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To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds and appropriation within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to appropriate funds within the Special Income Tax Fund and within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the transfer of funds from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Company for Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1; to authorize the expenditure of up to $13,571,698.41 from  the Streets and Highways Bond for Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1; and to declare an emergency.  ($13,571,698.41)

 

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WHEREAS, the Department of Public Service is engaged in the Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 project; and 

 

WHEREAS, the project consists of resurfacing 102 streets and constructing 486 ADA curb ramps along those streets.  The work consists of milling the existing pavement, overlaying with new asphalt concrete, minor curb replacement, replacing curb and sidewalk associated with installing ADA wheelchair ramps, full depth pavement repair (where warranted and as called for in the plans), and other work as may be necessary to complete the contract in accordance with the plans and specifications set forth in the Bid Submittal Documents; and

 

WHEREAS, Strawser Paving Company will be awarded the contract for the Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 project; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Service requires funding to be available for the Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 project for construction expense along with construction administration and inspection services; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget to establish authority within the correct project; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize a transfer of funds and appropriation within Fund 7704, the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, to establish sufficient cash to pay for the project; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to appropriate funds within Fund 4430 (Special Income Tax) and within Fund 7704 (Streets and Highways Bond Fund); and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to transfer funds from the Special Income Tax Fund to fund this project; and

 

WHEREAS, the City will reimburse the Special Income Tax Fund; and

 

WHEREAS, this transfer should be considered as a temporary funding method; and

 

WHEREAS, the aggregated principal amount of obligations which the City will issue to finance this project is presently expected not to exceed $13,459,453.13; and

 

WHEREAS, the City anticipates incurring certain Original Expenditures (as defined in Section 1.150-2(c) of the Treasury Regulations (the "Treasury Regulations") promulgated pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as amended) with respect to the project described in this ordinance (the "Project"); and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Service in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Company in order to complete needed improvements at the earliest possible time to ensure the safety of the travelling public, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; now, therefore

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1. That the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget authorized by ordinance 1326-2019 be amended as follows to establish  sufficient authority for this project:

 

Fund / Project / Project Name / Current / Change / C.I.B. as Amended

7704 / P530161-100179 / Roadway Improvements - Yearly Traffic Calming (Voted Carryover) / $67,022.00 / ($18,806.00) / $48,216.00

7704 / P540002-100083 / Bikeway Development - Morse Road at Alum Creek Trail (Voted Carryover) / $95,000.00 / ($93,439.00) / $1,561.00

7704 / P530282-912020 / Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 (Voted Carryover) / $0.00 / $112,245.00 / $112,245.00

 

7704 / P530282-912020 / Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 (Voted 2019 Debt SIT Supported) / $0.00 / $13,459,453.00 / $13,459,453.00

 

SECTION 2.  That the transfer of $18,806.08, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized within Fund 7704 (Streets and Highways Bond Fund), from Dept-Div 5913 (Traffic Management), Project P530161-100179 (Roadway Improvements - Yearly Traffic Calming), Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) to Dept-Div 5911 (Infrastructure Management), Project P530282-912020 (Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1), Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3.  That the transfer of $93,439.21, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized within Fund 7704 (Streets and Highways Bond Fund), from Dept-Div 5912 (Design and Construction), Project P540002-100083 (Bikeway Development - Morse Road at Alum Creek Trail), Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) to Dept-Div 5911 (Infrastructure Management), Project P530282-912020 (Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1), Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  That from the unappropriated monies and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, the sum of $13,459,453.13 is appropriated in Fund 4430 (Special Income Tax), Dept-Div 2201 (City Auditor), in Object Class 10 (Transfer Out Operating) per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 5.  That the transfer of $13,459,453.13 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized from Fund 4430 (Special Income Tax), Dept-Div 2201 (City Auditor) to Fund 7704 (Streets and Highways Bond Fund), Dept-Div 5911 (Infrastructure Management)  per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 6. That from the unappropriated monies and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, the sum of $13,459,453.13 is appropriated in Fund 7704 (Streets and Highways Bond Fund), Dept-Div 5911 (Infrastructure Management), Project P530282-912020 (Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1), in Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 7.  That the Director of Public Service be and is hereby authorized to enter into a construction services contract with Strawser Paving Company, 1595 Frank Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43223, for the Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1 project in the amount of up to $12,451,100.41 in accordance with the specifications and plans on file in the Office of Support Services, which are hereby approved; and to pay for necessary construction administration and inspection costs associated with the project up to a maximum of $1,120,598.00.

 

SECTION 8.  That the expenditure of $13,571,698.41, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 7704 (Streets and Highways Bond Fund), Dept-Div 5911 (Infrastructure Management), Project P530282-912020 (Resurfacing - 2020 Project 1), in Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 9.  That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 4 and Section 6 shall be paid upon order of the Director of Public Service and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 10.  That upon obtaining other funds for this project for the Department of Public Service, the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to repay the Special Income Tax Fund the amount transferred under Section 5.

 

SECTION 11.  That the City intends that this ordinance constitute an "official intent" for purposes of Section 1.150-2(e) of the Treasury Regulations, and that the City reasonably expects to reimburse itself for certain Original Expenditures incurred with respect to the Project from the proceeds of obligations to be issued by the City in a principal amount currently estimated to be $13,459,453.13 (the "Obligations").

 

The City intends to make a reimbursement allocation on its books for the Original Expenditures not later than eighteen months following the later to occur of the date of the Original Expenditure to be reimbursed or the date the Project for which such Original Expenditures were made is "placed in service" within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2(c).  Upon the issuance of the Obligations, the proceeds of such Obligations shall be used to reimburse the fund from which the advance for costs of the Project will be made.

 

SECTION 12.  That funds are hereby deemed appropriated and expenditures and transfers authorized to carry out the purposes of this ordinance and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 13.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 14.  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer the unencumbered balance in a project account to the unallocated balance account within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies are no longer required for said project.

 

SECTION 15.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.