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File #: 1621-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2022 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement and all necessary amendments with the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation (ODOT), for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to provide interstate pump station maintenance and receive reimbursement from the State; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Explanation

 

This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement and all necessary amendments with the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation (ODOT), for interstate pump station maintenance. In the interest of public safety and convenience, it is the desire of the parties hereto that the City of Columbus shall perform maintenance on, and make repairs to, all pump stations identified on I-71, I-70 and I-670 (“the Interstate Highways”) using its own labor forces, equipment and materials, or by contracting for these items, with reimbursement from the State.

 

The term of the original agreement was from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. This 18th Amendment will be for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

 

ODOT shall reimburse the City at a fixed rate of $121.96 per hour for the City labor, equipment and materials, or contracted labor, equipment and materials, used to perform the routine maintenance and operation of the interstate pump stations as defined in Paragraph 1.6 of the Agreement. In addition to pump station maintenance reimbursement, the City shall invoice the State monthly, or cause a utility company to invoice the State, for the cost of energy furnished to the pump station. The fixed rate may be adjusted each year on July 1st only by written amendment to this Agreement executed by ODOT and the City.

 

All other terms and conditions of the original Agreement shall remain the same and in full force and effect for the duration of this 18th Amendment.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The Division of Sewerage and Drainage shall be reimbursed at a fixed per hour rate for the City labor, equipment and materials, or contracted labor, equipment and materials, used to perform the routine maintenance and operation of the interstate pump stations. The City shall either be reimbursed for the cost of energy furnished to the pump station or cause a utility company to invoice and be paid directly from the State.

 

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: 

 

This ordinance is being submitted as an emergency to avoid a lapse between the 17th amendment to the Agreement (expiring 6/30/2022) and the start of the 18th (authorized by this ordinance), which would result in delays in the delivery of valuable public services to ODOT for the necessary interstate pump station maintenance.

 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement and all necessary amendments with the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation (ODOT), for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to provide interstate pump station maintenance and receive reimbursement from the State; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

 

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation, is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of all pump stations identified on I-71, I-70 and I-670 (“the Interstate Highways”); and

 

WHEREAS, in the interest of public safety and convenience, it is the desire of the parties hereto that the City of Columbus shall perform maintenance on, and make repairs to, all pump stations identified on the Interstate Highways using its own labor forces, equipment and materials, or by contracting for these items, with reimbursement from the State; and

 

WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the City of Columbus and the State of Ohio to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement and all necessary amendments with the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation, for interstate pump station maintenance; and

 

WHEREAS, the term of the original agreement was from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 and this 18th Amendment will be for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023; and

 

WHEREAS, the Division of Sewerage and Drainage shall be reimbursed at a fixed per hour rate for the City labor, equipment and materials, or contracted labor, equipment and materials, used to perform the routine maintenance and operation of the interstate pump stations, and the City shall either be reimbursed for the cost of energy furnished to the pump station or cause a utility company to invoice and be paid directly from the State; and

 

WHEREAS, the fixed rate may be adjusted each year on July 1st only by written amendment to this Agreement executed by ODOT and the City; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage, in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement and all necessary amendments with the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation, to allow the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to provide necessary interstate pump station maintenance for the preservation of the public health, peace, property and safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

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

 

SECTION 1.    That the Director of the Department of Public Utilities is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement and all necessary amendments with the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation, for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to provide the necessary interstate pump station maintenance services, in accordance with the terms and conditions as shown in the agreement and amendments on file in the office of the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.

 

SECTION 2.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.