Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/15/2016

Agenda Report # 63


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: 2016 Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) for Off-System Safety Program

INITIATED BY: Donna Newman, Director of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to receive the 2016 LMIG for Off-System Safety Program funds in the amount up to $160,000 or 90% of project cost for safety improvements at various pedestrian and trail crossings throughout the community, with a 10% match requirement.

Background: The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has approved the City of Columbus to receive up to $160,000 or 90% of project cost, whichever is less for lower cost safety improvements on city/county streets. Some of the locations identified are upgrading the crossings along the Fall Line Trace, replacement of the 13th Street flashers, adding flashers on Warm Springs Road at Midland Middle School and other locations depending on funding availability.

Analysis: The Off-System Safety Program focuses on low-cost safety improvements that enhance safety on local street and roads. Eligible projects include improved pavement markings, traffic control devices, additional signage in high accident/fatality locations, pedestrian improvements, school zones and shoulder widening projects.

Financial Considerations: The 10% match will come from OLOST Road Infrastructure Funds.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The improvements with be maintained by the Department of Engineering, Traffic Division under the operation budget.

Legal Considerations: All grants must be authorized by Council.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to receive the 2016 LMIG for Off-System Safety Program funds in the amount up to $160,000 or 90% of project cost for safety improvements at various pedestrian and trail crossings throughout the community, with a 10% match required.



2016 LMIG SAFETY_001.pdf


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE THE 2016 LOCAL MAINTENANCE & IMPROVEMENT GRANT FOR OFF-SYSTEM PROGRAM FUNDS FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS PEDESTRIAN AND TRAIL CROSSINGS.

WHEREAS, the City is proposing to upgrade traffic control to include but not limited to signage, markings and traffic control devices at various pedestrian and trail crossings in the community; and,

WHEREAS, the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved up $160,000 or 90% of the project cost, whichever is less, for lower cost safety improvements on city streets and county roads.


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NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to request and receive the 2016, Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant for Off -System Safety Program Funds allocation from the Georgia Department of Transportation for safety improvements at various pedestrian and trail crossings,


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2016, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.



Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.




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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor