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File #: 0118X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To declare the official intent and reasonable expectation of the City of Columbus on behalf of the State of Ohio to reimburse its State Issue II Street Projects Fund for the Intersection Improvements - James Road at Livingston Avenue project with the proceeds of tax exempt debt of the State of Ohio; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This resolution declares the official intent and reasonable expectation of the City of Columbus, on behalf of the State of Ohio (the Borrower), to reimburse the State Issue II Street Projects Fund for the Intersection Improvements - James Road at Livingston Avenue project with the proceeds of tax exempt debt of the State of Ohio.

The aforementioned project will install safety improvements at the intersection of James Road at Livingston Avenue. Improvements include the construction of right turn lanes from Livingston Avenue to James Road, the replacement of traffic signals to accommodate additional turn lanes, street lighting modifications, and utility moves.

Ordinance 1795-2019 authorized the Director of Public Service to submit applications for Round 34 of the State Capital Improvement Program and to execute agreements for approved projects. The Ohio Public Works Commission has since offered a twenty one year, zero percent interest loan totaling $65,518.00 to the Department of Public Service to facilitate the completion of the Intersection Improvements - James Road at Livingston Avenue project. In order to comply with Internal Revenue Service regulations regarding this loan, it is necessary to adopt a resolution declaring the official intent and reasonable expectation of the City of Columbus on behalf of the State of Ohio (the Borrower) to reimburse its State Issue II Street Projects Fund for the aforementioned project with the proceeds of tax exempt debt of the State of Ohio.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
This resolution will allow the Department of Public Service to accept monies from the Ohio Public Works Commission for the $65,518.00 zero percent interest loan awarded under the State Capital Improvement Program.

3. EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION
Emergency action is requested to expedite the receipt of the loan proceeds such that these funds can be utilized as soon as possible.

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