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File #: 1807-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a Guaranteed Maximum Reimbursement Agreement with Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South Project for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; to authorize the transfer within and expenditure of up to $3,681,875.00 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund; to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget. ($3,681,875.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1807-2021 Funding Template

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND:  This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a Guaranteed Maximum Reimbursement Agreement (GMRA) with Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South CIP# 650013-100000, pursuant to Section 186 of the Columbus City Charter. Work consists of the construction of approximately 3,500 feet of 24-inch sanitary sewer and 2,000 feet of 18-inch sanitary sewer.   The new sewer will provide service to approximately 525 acres of land along the Renner Road corridor in conjunction with the development of the Developers’ Property. Work will be completed in accordance with the drawings (CC19223).  The project will extend sanitary sewer service east of Alton-Darby Creek Road toward the pump station south of Renner Road. 

 

Upon passage of this Ordinance, the City of Columbus will agree to pay a guaranteed maximum reimbursement of $3,681,875.00 to Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South CIP# 650013-100000.  The developer has agreed to construct the improvements at their cost and then obtain reimbursement from the City. Funding for the reimbursement is provided by the Department of Public Utilities.  A guaranteed maximum cost reimbursement with Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South CIP# 650013-100000 provides that they construct the public improvement on the City's behalf and that the project is publicly bid and subject to a reimbursement agreement with the City.

 

The project is located within the 36 Far West Columbus Community. 

 

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:  Is not requested at this time.

 

PROJECT TIMELINE: The work under this contract shall be completed in a manner acceptable to the City within 170 calendar days after the date of the Notice to Proceed.

 

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE NO: Tax ID 134220906 | Exp.: 6/28/2023 | MAJ | DAX #038163

ECONOMIC IMPACT: This project will extend approximately 3,500 feet of 24-inch sanitary sewer and 2,000 feet of 18-inch sanitary sewer.   The new sewer will provide service to approximately 525 acres of land along the Renner Road corridor.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  This ordinance requires the transfer within and expenditure of $3,681,875.00 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund 6109 and amends the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget to align budget authority.

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a Guaranteed Maximum Reimbursement Agreement with Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South Project for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; to authorize the transfer within and expenditure of up to $3,681,875.00 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund; to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget. ($3,681,875.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a Guaranteed Maximum Reimbursement agreement with Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South Project CIP# 650013-100000 ; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Utilities will pay up to a guaranteed maximum reimbursement amount of $3,681,875.00; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize a transfer within and an expend of up to $3,681,875.00 and from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund 6109; and

                    

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Utilities to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a Guaranteed Maximum Reimbursement Agreement (GMRA) with Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South Project CIP# 650013-100000 for the preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; now, therefore

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Public Utilities is hereby authorized to enter into a Guaranteed Maximum Reimbursement Agreement (GMRA) with Pulte Homes of Ohio, LLC, 475 Metro Place South, Suite 200, Dublin, Ohio 43017, pursuant to Section 186 of the Columbus City Charter, for the construction of for the Upper Scioto Northwest-Sugar Farms and Renner South Project CIP# 650013-100000 for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.

 

SECTION 2. That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer $3,681,875.00 within the Sanitary Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund 6109, per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3.  That the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget is amended per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance

 

SECTION 4. That the Director of Public Utilities is hereby authorized to expend up to $3,681,875.00 from the Sanitary Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund 6109 per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5. That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to transfer any unencumbered balance in the project account to the unallocated balance within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies no longer required for said project; except that no transfer shall be made from a project account by monies from more than one source.

 

SECTION 6. That the City Auditor is authorized to establish proper project accounting numbers as appropriate.

 

SECTION 7.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 8.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 9.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary

 

SECTION 10.  That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.