Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

02/09/2016

Agenda Report # 75


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Utilities Relocation for Follow Me Trail - Columbus Water Works

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Water Works for the relocation of their utilities near the proposed bridge on Victory Drive for the Follow Me Trail.

Background: The Follow Me Trail is a multi-use trail that runs from Torch Hill Road to Cusseta Road. Phase I of this project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the spring of this year. Phase II is the construction of the bridge that will cross over Victory Drive. Construction documents for this phase have been completed and approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and is scheduled to go out to bid by March. In order to meet this timeline, the city must show that it has coordinated the relocation of any utility within the project area. The Columbus Water Works has informed the city that it will be necessary to relocate some sewer lines and other construction conflicts on this site.

Analysis: This work is required for construction of the bridge over Victory Drive for the Follow Me Trail.

Financial Considerations: The Columbus Water Works has submitted a cost of $81,000 for this utility work. Funding is available under the South Lumpkin Multi-Use Facility project, which is a part of the Transportation Investment Act program.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Any future maintenance work to be performed on these utilities will be the responsibility of the Columbus Water Works.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has reviewed and approved this utilities agreement.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Water Works for the relocation of their utilities near the proposed bridge on Victory Drive for the Follow Me Trail.

CWW Cost Estimate - Follow Me Trail.pdf0007633_Sewer Line Work.pdf0007633_Sewer Line Work.pdfFollow Me Trail - Phase II Pedestrian Bridge Rendering.pdfFollow Me Trail - Phase II Pedestrian Bridge Rendering.pdf


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COLUMBUS WATER WORKS FOR NEEDED UTILITY RELOCATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FOLLOW ME TRAIL BRIDGE ACROSS VICTORY DRIVE.

WHEREAS, the city is currently constructing the "Follow Me Trail", formerly known as the South Lumpkin Multi-Use Facility, under the 2012 Transportation Investment Act; and,

WHEREAS, the trail will require the construction of a bridge to allow users to safely cross over Victory Drive and require the relocation of certain utilities near this structure.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Water Works for relocation of certain utilities as associated with this project, at a cost not to exceed $81,000.

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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 Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis 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