Agenda Item # 5

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

7/26/2016

Agenda Report # 13


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council Grant

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept funds in the amount of $32,657 from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council for the purpose of landscaping the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and 18th Street, with no local match required.

Background: The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded the city a grant to landscape the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and 18th Street. This grant was obtained through the efforts of GDOT Board member Sam Wellborn, working with local citizens to help beautify 2nd Avenue.

Analysis: The city will act as the recipient of these grant funds, while working in conjunction with local citizens in their efforts to enhance the 2nd Avenue corridor.

Financial Considerations: The awarded amount of the grant is $32,657 for landscaping improvements. The is no match required to receive these funds.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: General maintenance to the site will be required upon the installation of the landscaping materials.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has reviewed the proposed Memorandum of Agreement and has approved it to form.

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to accept funds in the amount of $32,657 from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council for the purpose of landscaping the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and 18th Street, with no local match required.



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A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECEIVING A ROADSIDE ENHANCEMENT AND BEAUTIFICATION COUNCIL GRANT.

WHEREAS, the City seeks to improve and beautify right of way sections along the 2nd Avenue corridor; and,

WHEREAS, the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded the City with a Roadside Enhancement and Beautification grant for the purposes of landscaping the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and 18th Street.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the purposes of receiving a landscaping grant through their Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council program in the amount of $32,657 to provide landscaping at the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and 18th Street. No match shall be required of the city for the acceptance of these grant funds.


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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 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