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File #: 1601-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Righter Company, Inc. for the Greenlawn Dam Safety Barrier; to authorize the transfer of $208,390.00 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; to amend 2019 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1326-2019; to authorize the expenditure of $208,390.00, from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($208,390.00)
Attachments: 1. Greenlawn Dam Safety Barrier

Explanation

 

Background:  This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Righter Company, Inc. for the Greenlawn Dam Safety Barrier and to authorize an expenditure of $208,390.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund.

 

This project will construct a river wide safety cable with highly visible floating buoys and anchorages for public safety and improved maintenance capabilities. The barrier line and anchorages will allow for CRPD maintenance staff to easily and safely maintain the cable barrier with improved anchorages, robust cables, and high visibility floating buoys which will provide advanced warning to Scioto River kayakers and canoeists of the downstream danger of the Greenlawn Dam.

 

Proposals were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on June 11th, 2020 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on June 25th, 2020.

 

Company Name                                          Status                                          Amount

Righter Company, Inc.                     MAJ                                          $183,390.00                                                               

 

After reviewing the bids that were submitted, it was determine that Righter Company, Inc. was the lowest and most responsive bidder.

 

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

 

Principal Parties:

Righter Company, Inc.                

2424 Harrison Road

Columbus, Ohio 43204                                                     

Mike Killilea, 614-272-9700                                                  

31-0889208                                  

August 31, 2020

                                       

Emergency Justification: An emergency is being requested in an effort to begin construction Fall 2020 when water levels are at their historically lowest levels.  The foundations for the buoys are underwater and it is imperative to install them when the water levels at the dam are low.

 

Benefits to the Public: The improved cable barrier will provide greater visibility to notify Scioto River boater/kayakers/canoers of the danger of Greenlawn Dam.  A cable barrier with higher floating buoys and increased diameter cable would increase opportunities for self-rescue and greater reduced risk in the event of a swift water rescue situation. Visible safety improvements to the Scioto River and Greenlawn Dam will aid in promoting the usage of the downtown area water trail.

 

Community Input/Issues: Community input/issues related to this project were incorporated and responded to during the design phase of this project.

 

Area(s) Affected:

Brewery District - 60

Harmon Road Corridor - 69

 

Master Plan Relation: This project supports the departments Master Plan by improving and promoting safety along desired waterways and increasing the potential for water trail designation. Section 1.12 Blueways.

 

Fiscal Impact: $208,390.00 is budgeted and available from and within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund 7702 to meet the financial obligations of this contract.

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Righter Company, Inc. for the Greenlawn Dam Safety Barrier; to authorize the transfer of $208,390.00 between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; to amend 2019 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1326-2019; to authorize the expenditure of $208,390.00, from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($208,390.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Recreation and Parks has determined that it is necessary to install a cable barrier with higher floating buoys and increased diameter at the Greenlawn Dam to allow for self-rescue and greater reduced risk in the event of a swift water rescue situation; and

 

WHEREAS, visible safety improvements to the Scioto River and Greenlawn Dam will aid in promoting the usage of the downtown area water trail; and

 

WHEREAS. it necessary to authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Righter Company, Inc. for the Greenlawn Dam Safety Barrier; and

 

WHEREAS, it necessary to authorize the transfer of $208,390.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund 7702; and

 

WHEREAS, it necessary to amend 2019 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1326-2019; and

 

WHEREAS, it necessary to authorize the expenditure of $208,390.00, from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund 7702; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into contract with Righter Company, Inc. so they can begin construction Fall 2020 when water levels are low, thereby preserving the public peace, property, health, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE

 

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

 

SECTION 1. That the Director of Recreation and Parks Department is hereby authorized and directed to enter into contract with Righter Company, Inc. for the Greenlawn Dam Safety Barrier.

 

SECTION 2. That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 3. 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 4. 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 5. That the transfer of $208,390.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized between projects within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund 7702 per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 6. That the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance 1326-2019 is hereby amended as follows in order to provide sufficient budget authority for this ordinance and future projects.

 

Fund / Project / Project Name / Current / Change / Amended

 

Fund 7702; P510017-100001; Park and Playgrounds - Misc. (Voted Carryover) / $0 / $290 / $290 (to match cash)

Fund 7702; P510017-100167; Granville Park (Voted Carryover) / $0 / $300 / $300 (to match cash)

Fund 7702; P510125-100000; Alum Creek Facility (Voted Carryover) / $0 / $23,683.28 / $23,683.28 (to match cash)

 

Fund 7702; P510017-100001; Park and Playgrounds - Misc. (Voted Carryover) / $290 / ($290) / $0

Fund 7702; P510017-100167; Granville Park (Voted Carryover) / $300 / ($300) / $0

Fund 7702; P510125-100000; Alum Creek Facility (Voted Carryover) / $23,683 / ($23,683) / $0

Fund 7702; P510126-100000; Indian Mound Facility (SIT Supported) / $57,000 / ($57,000) / $0

Fund 7702; P511000-100000; Renovation - Misc. (SIT Supported) / $1,524,321 / ($127,117) / $1,397,204

 

Fund 7702; P511010-100000; Greenlawn Dam (Voted Carryover) / $0 / $24,273 / $24,273

Fund 7702; P511010-100000; Greenlawn Dam (SIT Supported) / $0 / $184,117 / $184,117

 

SECTION 7. That the expenditure of $208,390.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the cost thereof, be and is hereby authorized from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund 7702 in object class 06 Capital Outlay per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 8. 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.