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File #: 1846-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To appropriate funds within the Community Development Act Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into a professional services contract with Woolpert, Inc. for the Columbus Housing Initiatives - Wheatland Avenue Improvements project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $550,000.00 from the Community Development Act Fund to pay for this contract; and to declare an emergency. ($550,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1846-2021 Accounting Template Wheatland
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into professional services contracts with Woolpert, Inc. in the amount of up to $550,000.00 for the Columbus Housing Initiatives - Wheatland Avenue Improvements project.

The intent of this project is to provide the City of Columbus, Department of Public Service, additional engineering and related services necessary to produce construction plans and associated deliverables for improvements to North Wheatland Avenue from Broad Street to Glenview Boulevard. Improvements will generally consist of converting the roadway to two-way traffic and needed widening to provide for a parking lane on the west side. Improvements will consist of new curbs, sidewalks, storm sewer, electric distribution relocation, and street lighting.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The amount budgeted for this project has increased past the twenty percent threshold, therefore, the City of Columbus will hold a 30 day public comment period and will submit a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to increase the funding amount budgeted in City’s 2021 Action Plan for the FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant Wheatland Avenue Street Improvements Design Activity and Wheatland Farm Complex Project.
The Department of Public Service, Office of Support Services, solicited Requests for Proposals for the Columbus Housing Initiatives - Wheatland Avenue Improvements contract. The project was formally advertised on the Vendor Services and Bonfire web sites from April 27, 2021, to May 18, 2021. The
City received three (3) responses. All proposals were deemed responsive and...

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