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File #: 2997-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 2/1/2021 Final action: 2/5/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with EMH&T, Inc., for the Roosevelt Avenue Area Water Line Improvements Project; to authorize the appropriation and transfer of $265,824.94 from the Water System Reserve Fund to the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; and to authorize the appropriation and expenditure up to $265,824.94 from the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; for the Division of Water. ($265,824.94)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2997-2020 Information, 2. ORD 2997-2020 Utilization, 3. ORD 2997-2020 map, 4. ORD 2997-2020 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Evans, Mechwart, Hambleton, and Tilton, Inc. (hereinafter designated as “EMH&T, Inc.” for the Roosevelt Avenue Area Water Line Improvements Project, in an amount up to $265,824.94, for Division of Water Contract No. 2254.

The purpose of this project is to construct necessary improvements to the water distribution system in the Roosevelt Avenue Area. The improvements identified in the scope of work will replace or rehabilitate water lines that have high break histories and require frequent maintenance. This project includes replacing or rehabilitating approximately 8,870 linear feet of 6-inch, and 8-inch water lines.

This project is located within the 57 - Mid East Planning Area. The streets include Alley South of Bellwood Ave., Alley South of Ruhl Ave., Bellwood Ave., North Roosevelt Ave., Ruhl Ave., Eastmoor Blvd., Enfield Rd., Hampshire Rd., South Chesterfield Rd., South Kellner Rd., Templeton Rd., and Alley North of East Main St.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: The goal of this project is to replace or rehabilitate the existing water lines that have a high break frequency. Replacement of these water lines will improve water service, decrease burden on water maintenance operations, and reduce water loss. The Neighborhood Liaison(s) will be contacted and informed of this project during the design phase. Further community outreach may result through the Neighborhood Liaison Program.

3. BID INFORMATION: The selection of the firm providing the professional engineering services has been performed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Columbus City Code, Section 329, "Awarding professional service contracts through requests for proposals." The evaluation criteria for this contract included: 1. understan...

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