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File #: 0690-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2021 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer of funds within the Northland and Other Acquisition Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Development to modify the contract with Mark Reigelman II/Reigelman LLC to extend the term of contract for an additional twelve months; to authorize the expenditure of up to $57,000.00 from the Northland and Other Acquisitions Bond fund; and to declare an emergency. ($57,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0690-2021 2021-03-05 PL Reigelman Contract Mod
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to modify a contract with Mark Reigelman II/Reigelman LLC for an additional year to complete fabrication and installation of the artwork, Columbus Crystals: A Maker’s Monument, and increase project funding by $57,000.

Original contract amount $423,000.00 Ord. 3282-2018 PO170734
Modification No. 1 amount $57,000.00
Total contract amount $480,000.00

The public art project, Columbus Crystals: The Makers Monument, is the city’s first 2% percent for art project. It augments the $25 Million Department of Public Service’s High Street Streetscape Improvements Project. A robust stainless steel crystalline piece, it contains thousands of cut-out images of items made in Columbus, both past and present (). The artwork is in the fabrication, which may be affected by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Several factors have increased project funding, including obstacles working within the complicated underground infrastructure of North High Street, for example, an older brick sewer located on the same side of the street as the art installation, exact coordinates unknown. Additional funds are needed to fund the sewer pipe location services, re-engineering of engineering specs to ascertain the potential load weight of the foundation on the sewer and necessary foundation re-design, a change in access to an electrical pull box further from the sculpture that increased the cost of lighting the sculpture, and other installation related costs.
Emergency action is required so that work related to the Art on High Public Art Project, Columbus Crystals: A Makers Monument, can continue to move forward with fabrication and installation without delay

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is available in the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: the vendor number is 027703 and expires 4/30/21.

To amend the 2020 Ca...

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