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File #: 2358-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2022 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action: 9/21/2022
Title: To amend the 2022 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Service to modify a reimbursement agreement with and contribute funding to the Franklin County Engineer’s Office to resurface City streets in a project administered by Franklin County; to authorize the expenditure of up to $25,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for this project; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2358-2022 Accounting Codes.pdf
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Service to modify a reimbursement agreement with the Franklin County Engineer’s Office to facilitate the resurfacing and rehabilitation of certain public roadways within the City in conjunction with planned infrastructure improvements being administered by the County. It also authorizes the encumbrance and expenditure of additional funding needed to complete the Columbus portion of the work.
The Department of Public Service and the Franklin County Engineer’s Office have a long-standing collaborative relationship when transportation related capital improvements span both jurisdictions. Recently, the Franklin County Engineer’s Office proposed undertaking a series of smaller projects encompassing road maintenance and rehabilitation and other planned improvements adjacent to portions of the Columbus transportation network. As is customary, the Franklin County Engineer’s Office asked if the Department of Public Service planned upcoming projects in these areas to determine if it would be economically beneficial to the City to combine projects with Franklin County and do the work as one project instead of separate projects. The Department of Public Service agreed it was more economical and efficient to improve portions of the Columbus transportation network adjacent to the proposed Franklin County improvements while Franklin County completes those improvements. In these instances, one of the parties initiates and manages the capital improvement project and related contracts for the work within both jurisdictions, while the other party contributes funding for the part of the project that lies within its jurisdiction. It was decided Franklin County would manage and hold the contracts for the proposed projects, as the majority of the work would be performed in its jurisdiction. The Department of Public Service is to reimburse Franklin County for the portion of work performed...

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