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File #: 1952-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to modify an existing contract with Columbus Asphalt Paving for the Olentangy Trail - Worthington Hills Extension Project; to authorize the transfer of $28,893.28 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund, to authorize the amendment of the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $28,893.28 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($28,893.28)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Olentangy Trail - Worthington Hills Extension - Modification - FINAL - ATTACHMENT

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to modify an existing contract with Columbus Asphalt Paving for construction of the Olentangy Trail - Worthington Hills Extension Project. The modification amount being authorized by this ordinance is $28,893.28.

In 2019, the Department contracted with Columbus Asphalt Paving to construct a 0.35 mile extension of the Olentangy Trail from Worthington Hills Park to Clubview Boulevard, as approved by Ordinance 1573-2019. During construction, additional drainage structures, native tree and shrub plantings, and concrete curbs were identified as needed, requiring an additional $28,893.28 in funding. Of note, The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) provided Recreation and Parks with a $250,000.00 grant towards the total construction costs of this project. With this modification, the total costs of the project for Recreation and Parks will be $74,227.63 of the $324,227.63 total.

The Olentangy Trail is Central Ohio’s most heavily used greenway trail. Recent trail count data shows over 4 million trail miles per year are traveled on this path. The Worthington Hills trail extension was completed and opened in June of 2020. Since then, thousands of users have used the extension for access to and from the 14 mile regional trail.

Principal Parties:
Columbus Asphalt Paving, Inc.
1196 Technology Drive
Gahanna, OH 43230
Kevin Power (614) 759-9800
Contract Compliance Number, Tax ID: 004394, 31-0857095
Contract Compliance Expiration Date: November 4, 2021

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested as the ODOT grant funding schedule for this project asks that grant reimbursement requests be submitted by the end of July 2021.

Benefits to the Public: Cycling, walking, running, and active trail uses provide highly recognized year round benefits to urban lifestyles. Access to ...

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