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File #: 1904-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter agreements with and to accept equipment from the Ohio Department of Transportation relative to the Columbus Traffic Signal System; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with and accept equipment from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) relative to the Columbus Traffic Signal System.

Presently, the Department of Public Service operates and maintains the traffic signals at the intersections of Gender Road and Lehman Road and Gender Road and Winchester Pike. The operation of those signals will be impacted by a signal retiming project funded by ODOT and administered by the City of Canal Winchester, necessitating the installation of two Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) timeclocks at those locations to coordinate with the signals operated by Canal Winchester within the Gender Road corridor. ODOT will furnish the necessary timeclocks.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
There is no anticipated cost to the City for this project, as ODOT shall assume and bear all associated acquisition costs.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested so the safety improvements are available as soon as possible.

Title
To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter agreements with and to accept equipment from the Ohio Department of Transportation relative to the Columbus Traffic Signal System; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Canal Winchester is administering a signal retiming project in the Gender Road corridor, supported by funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT); and

WHEREAS, a portion of Gender Road is located within the Columbus corporate boundaries; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Service currently operates and maintains the traffic signals at the intersections of Gender Road and Lehman Road and Gender Road and Winchester Pike; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to install GPS timeclocks at those locations to coordinate with the signals operated by Canal Winchester within the Gender Road corridor; and

WHEREAS, ODOT proposes providing the City with two GPS timeclock...

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