Agenda Item #5


Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

04/25/2017

Agenda Report #121


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: 2017 LMIG for Off-System Safety

INITIATED BY: Department of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to receive 2017 LMIG for Off-System Safety Program funds in the amount up $200,000 or 90% project cost for upgrade of School Zone Flashers at various locations throughout the community, with a 10% match required.

Background: The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has approved the City of Columbus to receive funding up to $200,000 or 90% of project cost, whichever is less for lower cost safety improvements on city/county streets. The project identified are upgrading the School Zone Flashers at various locations throughout the community and depending on funding availability.

Analysis: The existing flashers are mechanical and require manual resetting of the time throughout the year to keep within the assigned posted hours for flash.

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

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

Legal Considerations: All grants require Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to receive 2017 LMIG for Off-System Safety Program funds in the amount up $200,000 or 90% project cost for upgrade of School Zone Flashers at various locations throughout the community, with a 10% match required.

A RESOLUTION
NO._____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE THE 2017 LOCAL MAINTENANCE & IMPROVEMENT GRANT (LMIG) FOR OFF-SYSTEM PROGRAM FUNDS FOR UPGRADE OF SCHOOL ZONE FLASHERS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

WHEREAS, the City is proposing to upgrade the existing school zone flashers at various locations throughout the community; and,

WHEREAS, the Georgia Department of Transportation has a grant (LMIG) available for safety improvements on local road; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute the attached LMIG agreement (becoming part of the Resolution) to the GDOT application.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to request and receive 2017 Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) up to $200,000 with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for Off-System Safety Program Funds for upgrade of School Zone Flashers throughout the community. The 10% match requirement is available in OLOST Road Infrastructure.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2017 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