Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

08/12/2014

Agenda Report # 12


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: South Columbus Multi-Use Trail – Phase II – Pedestrian Crossing at Victory Drive

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested of a resolution to enter into a supplemental agreement with Heath Lineback Engineering for design of a new pedestrian bridge across Victory Drive to serve the proposed new South Lumpkin Trail.

Background: Under the Transportation Improvement Act (TIA), the city is developing a new South Lumpkin Road Multi-Use Trail. The trail will run from Cusseta Road to the Fort Benning border. As part of the development of this trail, a pedestrian bridge will need to be constructed over Victory Drive to provide safe passage. Funding for the trail itself will come from TIA funds. The new pedestrian bridge will be constructed under additional funding from a High Priority Projects (HPP) grant. Heath Linebeck is the engineering consultants on this main portion of this project and requires a supplemental agreement to perform the design work needed for this bridge.

Analysis: Construction of the pedestrian bridge is a necessary component to insure the safety those using the trail crossing Victory Drive.

Financial Considerations: The proposed cost for the design work is $128,784, which will be used as the twenty percent match for this HPP grant. Funding is available under the city Enterprise Zone program.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will be no annual fiscal impact as this cost is for design work only.

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

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a supplemental agreement with Heath Lineback Engineering for the design of a new pedestrian bridge across Victory Drive to serve the proposed new South Lumpkin Trail.



South Columbus Trail - Pedestrian Crossing At Victory Drive - Cost Proposal.pdf

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ACROSS VICTORY DRIVE TO SERVICE THE PROPOSED SOUTH COLUMBUS MULTI-USE TRAIL.

WHEREAS, the City is developing the South Columbus Multi-Use Trail under the Transportation Investment Act of 2012; and,

WHEREAS, this trail will crossover Victory Drive and require a pedestrian bridge to ensure the safe passage over a busy, major highway; and,

WHEREAS, the engineering firm of Heath Linebeck is preparing the design work for the multi-purpose trail and requires a supplemental agreement to design the proposed pedestrian bridge.

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 to design a pedestrian bridge across Victory Drive to service the proposed South Columbus Multi-Use Trail. The cost of this design work is $128,784 from the Enterprise Fund and shall be used towards match for the High Priority Project grant.


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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