Agenda Item # 1
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

August 9, 2016

Agenda Report # 24


TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Road Improvement, Safety and Alternative Transportation Projects

INITIATED BY: City Manager’s Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested to proceed with executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for Road Improvement, Safety, and Alternative Transportation Projects totaling $16,525,000 funded through the Other Local Option Sales Tax (OLOST), Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) Discretionary Funds, State of Georgia, Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants (LMIG) and M230 funds, and the Paving Fund to include right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, environmental mitigation and other necessary agreements to prepare projects for construction.

Background: The following list of road improvement, safety and alternative transportation projects have been identified, budget estimates provided, and funded through the OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, Paving Fund or GDOT LMIG and M230:
Victory Drive/30th Avenue Signal (LMIG) - $150,000
Ada Avenue/Wynnton Road Signal (LMIG) - $250,000
Forrest Road Phase I Additional Funding (Paving Fund) - $1,500,000
Reese Road Bridge at Cooper Creek (Paving Fund/TSPLOST Discretionary) - $2,500,000
Claradon Bridge (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $300,000
Sidewalks/ADA (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Traffic Calming (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Guardrails (TSPLOST Discretionary) -$100,000
Steam Mill Road Sidewalk Concept (OLOST) - $200,000
Follow Me Trail Bridge (Paving Fund) - $1,500,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Streetscapes and Trail (TSPLOST Discretionary/Paving Fund) –$3,000,000 (Design to be approved by council)
Infantry Road and Trail (GDOT M230) - $1,500,000
10th Street Plaza/Entrance to Riverwalk (GDOT M230) - $1,300,000
Mott’s Green Renovation (GDOT M230) - $1,000,000
Flat Rock/Beaver Run Traffic Software (GDOT M230) - $125,000
Wynnton Road Streetscapes (Paving Fund) - $400,000
Resurfacing (Paving Fund/OLOST) - $2,300,000
Park ADA Upgrades (OLOST) - $100,000
Fiber Interconnect (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000

Analysis: The completion of the pre-construction activities for road improvements, safety, and alternative transportation projects is required prior to the project being authorized for competitive bids.

Financial Considerations: Funding for said projects will be funded with the OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, or GDOT LMIG and M230.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney approves this resolution.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to proceed with executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for Road Improvement, Safety, and Alternative Transportation Projects totaling $16,525,000 funded through the Other Local Option Sales Tax (OLOST), Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) Discretionary Funds, State of Georgia, Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants (LMIG) and M230 funds, and the Paving Fund to include right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, environmental mitigation and other necessary agreements to prepare projects for construction.
A RESOLUTION
No. ________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED WITH EXECUTING AND FUNDING THE PRE-CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY, AND ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TOTALING $16,525,000 FUNDED THROUGH THE OTHER LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX (OLOST), TRANSPORTATION SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX (TSPLOST) DISCRETIONARY FUNDS, OR STATE OF GEORGIA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LOCAL MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT GRANTS (LMIG) AND M230, AND PAVING FUND TO INCLUDE RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION, PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENTS, UTILITY RELOCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION AND OTHER NECESSARY AGREEMENTS TO PREPARE THE PROJECTS FOR CONSTRUCTION.

WHEREAS, the completion of pre-construction activities for road improvement projects is required prior to the project being authorized for competitive bid; and,

WHEREAS, these activities include buy not limited to right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, and environmental mitigation; and

WHEREAS, the following list of road improvement, safety and alternative transportation projects have been identified, budget estimates provided, and funded through OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, GDOT LMIG and M230 funds, and the Paving Fund,
Victory Drive/30th Avenue Signal (LMIG) - $150,000
Ada Avenue/Wynnton Road Signal (LMIG) - $250,000
Forrest Road Phase I Additional Funding (Paving Fund) - $1,500,000
Reese Road Bridge at Cooper Creek (Paving Fund/TSPLOST Discretionary) - $2,500,000
Claradon Bridge (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $300,000
Sidewalks/ADA (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Traffic Calming (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Guardrails (TSPLOST Discretionary) -$100,000
Steam Mill Road Sidewalk Concept (OLOST) - $200,000
Follow Me Trail Bridge (Paving Fund) - $1,500,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Streetscapes and Trail (TSPLOST Discretionary/Paving Fund) –$3,000,000 (Design to be approved by council)
Infantry Road and Trail (GDOT M230) - $1,500,000
10th Street Plaza/Entrance to Riverwalk (GDOT M230) - $1,300,000
Mott’s Green Renovation (GDOT M230) - $1,000,000
Flat Rock/Beaver Run Traffic Software (GDOT M230) - $125,000
Wynnton Road Streetscapes (Paving Fund) - $400,000
Resurfacing (Paving Fund/OLOST) - $2,300,000
Park ADA Upgrades (OLOST) - $100,000
Fiber Interconnect (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000


WHEREAS, funding for pre-construction and construction services for the above projects is available through the OLOST, SPLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, LMIG and M230, and the Paving Fund.

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

The City Manager is hereby authorized to proceed with the executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for the road improvement, safety and alternative transportation projects totaling $16,525,000 funded through OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, LMIG, M230 and Paving Fund as identified above to include right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, environmental mitigation and other necessary agreements to prepare the projects for construction.
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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