Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

08/12/2014

Agenda Report # 11


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: South Columbus Multi-Use Trail Supplemental Agreement - Trailheads and Bridge Work

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested for the City Manager to enter into a supplemental agreement for the design of trailheads and the redesign of a former railroad bridge for the proposed South Columbus Multi-Use Trail.

Background: Under the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) the city is proposing construction of the new South Columbus Multi-Use Trail. Part of the design for this trail will include the construction of two (2) trailheads. These facilities will be located at each end of the trail and will provide restrooms and water fountains. In addition, a former railroad bridge located near the South Columbus Park and Albion Way is proposed to be replaced. and will need to be redesigned.

Analysis: The design of the trailhead facilities will require the use of the architectural firm of 2WR. Approving this agreement will allow our consultants Heath Lineback to hire this firm as a sub-contractor and perform this necessary work. The engineering work needed for the former railroad bridge will be performed as an add on, as this work was not identified in the original agreement.

Financial Considerations: Funding for this work is available under the TIA budget for this project. The supplemental agreement calls for architectural work to be performed at a cost of $52,000, while the bridge design price has been set at $27,000. Total cost of this supplemental agreement is $79,000.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: This is design work and will not require an annual fiscal impact.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has approved the supplemental agreement as to form.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to enter into a supplemental agreement for the design of trailheads and the redesign of a former railroad bridge for the proposed South Columbus Multi-Use Trail.



SA#1_Scope-Schedule-Fee South Lumpkin Multi-Use Trail.pdf2013017 SA1 South Lumpkin MU Facility Letter of Agreement- TIA Fund.pdf



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE DESIGN OF TRAILHEADS AND THE REDESIGN OF A FORMER RAILROAD BRIDGE ON THE PROPOSED SOUTH COLUMBUS MULTI-USE TRAIL.

WHEREAS, the City proposes to develop the South Columbus Multi-Use Trail under Transportation Improvement Act (TIA)of 2012; and,

WHEREAS, the multi-use trail project is proposed to construct two (2) trailheads and to redesign/construct the former railroad bridge near Ablion Way.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a supplemental agreement with Heath Lineback Engineers and its subcontractors to provide the necessary architectural design work for the proposed trailheads and for redesign work needed for the former railroad bridge. Cost for this design work is $79,000 and will be entirely paid for under the TIA Budget for this project.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2014 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 Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Sandra T. Davis, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor