Agenda Item # 6

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/10/2015

Agenda Report # 50


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: FY 16 Local Government & Improvement Grant (LMIG) for Forrest Road Widening Project

INITIATED BY: Donna W. Newman, Director of Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept a FY 16 Local Government & Improvement Grant (LMIG) from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the Forrest Road Widening Project Phase I.

Background: LMIG is the Georgia Department of Transportation program that replaced the County Contracts. The Forrest Road Widening Project Phase I is recommended to be the project submitted for FY 16 LMIG Funds in order to cover the added cost for construction from the original budget. Right of Way is complete and final plans and permits are being obtained.

Analysis: It is necessary to execute the attached LMIG Agreement for 2016 to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in order to proceed forward with the project. Utilities are currently being relocated in anticipation of the project. Road construction is expected to start within the first quarter of the year.

Financial Considerations: The LMIG Agreement will provide approximately $1.5 million to the City for funding improvements. The LMIG funding will supplement approximately $3,503,324.20 in the 2010B Bonds Forrest Road Phase 1: Woodruff/Floyd to Schatulga Road for a total estimate of $5.0million.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Normal maintenance of the roadway is already a City responsibility.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve this action by resolution.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution to accept a FY 16 Local Government & Improvement Grant (LMIG) from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the Forrest Road Widening Project.


fy 16 lmig app_001.pdf


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE FY 16 LOCAL MAINTENANCE & IMPROVEMENT GRANT (LMIG) WITH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (GDOT) FOR THE FORREST ROAD WIDENING PHASE I PROJECT.

WHEREAS, the City is proposing Widening of Forrest Road Phase I from Woodruff Farm Road/Floyd Road to Schatulga Road and staff identified this project as the one to be submitted to GDOT for FY16 LMIG funding; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute the attached LMIG agreement (becoming part of this Resolution) to the GDOT; and,

WHEREAS, the GDOT is paying approximately $1.5 million toward this project estimated at $5.0 million, the balance to be paid by the City.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the FY 16 Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for Forrest Road Widening Phase I.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.


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

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