WHEREAS, this Council has discussed a need for criteria for use of any discretionary funding which may be collected after implementation of voter-approved TSPLOST projects;
WHEREAS, the attached criteria shall serve as the TSPLOST discretionary funding criteria for the consolidated government of Columbus, Georgia for FY14 and subsequent fiscal years;
WHEREAS, no TSPLOST project shall be approved using discretionary funding until sufficient funds for such project have been collected from TSPLOST proceeds.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:
We hereby adopt the following criteria for use in implementation of TSPLOST projects funded through discretionary funding for FY14 and subsequent fiscal years:
Fiscal Year 2014
The criterion below represents current transportation needs in the community. These needs and the funding priority may change from year to year as additional improvements are identified or repairs become necessary. Projected funding from the TSPLOST Discretionary allocation will typically supplement other funding sources in each category.
Proposed Criteria –
Supplemental funding for resurfacing, milling & resurfacing, rehabilitation of streets based on the current Pavement Condition Index
Implement a program to begin paving approximately 6 miles of unpaved streets
maintained by the City
Implementing minor intersection improvements to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents as identified in the Congestion Management Study and Annual Accident Review process
Bridge/Culvert Repairs and Maintenance
Perform necessary improvements and repairs to bridges under current weight restrictions which adversely impact public safety and the delivery of public services
To perform specialized maintenance of bridge and culverts beyond the scope of Public Services
Maintenance and Safety Improvements
Supplemental funding for maintenance and enhancements of existing and future trails and gateway project areas
Installation of guardrails and other right of way safety improvements not currently in compliance with recommended roadway safety standards
Supplemental funding for installation of traffic calming measures in accordance with established City policies
Future Operations and Grant Matching Funds
Leveraging local matching funds for state and federal transportation grants
Establishing funding for operational expenses for transportation projects
Alternative Transportation Projects
Funding to expand the current network for walking/biking/jogging trails as identified in the Alternative Transportation Plan
Installation of sidewalks in areas of high pedestrian traffic and incomplete sidewalk networks. Installation of ADA ramps and other improvements to meet ADA requirements
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 9
day of April, 2013, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of Council.
Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.
TINY B. WASHINGTON TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON