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File #: 1705-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of cash and appropriation between projects within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Company relative to the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Cassady Avenue Widening project; to authorize the expenditure of $25,190.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund to pay the railroad for their services; and to declare an emergency. ($25,190.00)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 1705-2020 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to execute agreements with Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Company, a subsidiary of Genessee & Wyoming, Inc., relative to the Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Cassady Avenue Widening project.
The aforementioned project encompasses various improvements to Cassady Avenue from the Bexley corporate limit to East 7th Avenue, including widening the road to accommodate a 3-lane section and reconstructing it as a complete street with pedestrian and bikeway facilities, lighting, curb and gutter, water line improvements, and closed drainage. Other planned improvements include extending East 5th Avenue at the Cassady Avenue intersection.
Ordinance 2680-2017 authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into a professional services contract with Woolpert for the provision of surveying and design services necessary to the successful completion of the design phase of the project. The aforementioned scope of work includes surveying railroad facilities within the project limits, which is predicated on the consent and participation of the impacted rail carrier.
It is necessary for the Director of Public Service to execute agreements with Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Company, which presently is owned and operated by Genessee & Wyoming, Inc., to facilitate the completion of work to be performed on or near its facilities. Services to be rendered by the railroad may include: 1) the review and approval of engineering plans, design plans, construction specifications, and drawings, and other documents to identify and mitigate potential conflicts between rail operations and public infrastructure in proximity to railway corridors and 2) the provision of flagmen, watchmen, and other protective services and devices necessary to the safety and continuity of rail operations.
The funding requested by this ordinance is based upon an estimate provided by the Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Company. Ad...

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