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File #: 1568-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize the appropriation of funds within the Federal Transportation Grants Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to pay utility relocation costs to various utilities for the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Polaris Parkway project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $14,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund and up to $56,000.00 from the Federal Transportation Grants Fund for utility relocations for this project; and to declare an emergency. ($70,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1568-2020 accounting template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND:
This legislation authorizes payment for utility relocation work by American Electric Power, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Delco Water, and other utilities, or companies contracted by the utilities to perform utility relocation work on their behalf, in an amount up to $70,000.00.

The Department of Public Service is engaged in the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Polaris Parkway project. Project work includes: widening Polaris Parkway from I-71 to Old Worthington Road; constructing a 5-foot wide sidewalk on the west side of Orion Place and on the north side of Polaris Parkway; constructing a 10-foot wide shared use path on the south side of Polaris Parkway, on the east side of Orion Place, and on the south side of Olde Worthington Road.

In the course of effecting roadway improvements it is sometimes necessary to force the relocation of utilities from privately held easements or place overhead utilities underground to promote the public health, safety and welfare, including the economic development of the City. These relocations are in areas where the City has previously allowed utilities. Due to this project there is a need to relocate the utilities, and the relocation is done at the City's expense.

Ordinance 3107-2018 authorized the expenditure of up to $944,375.00 for utility relocation costs for this project. The ordinance stated the funding request for the utility relocation cost was based upon estimates from the utilities, and the utility companies would invoice the City for actual costs incurred in relocating the utilities. It further stated the amount needed may exceed the amount requested in the ordinance, and another ordinance would be submitted by the Department of Public Service if additional funds were needed to complete the relocations. The estimates proved to be low, so this ordinance is requesting Council approval to spend the additional funds to complete the relocations.

It is not expected funding beyond this $70,000....

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