CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA
JANUARY 26, 2016


I. FY 2016 GEORGIA DOT - SUPPLEMENTAL PLANNING CONTRACT:

Approval is requested to execute a Supplemental Contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for additional funding for the Columbus-Phenix City Transportation Study (C-PCTS). The additional Federal Funds in the amount of $156,878.72 will be added to the original contract in the amount of $174,454.82 (80%) is requested in the form of a supplemental contract with GDOT. The additional local match of $39,219.68 (20%) will be added to the original local funds of $43,613.71 and will be drawn from the Multi-Governmental Funds.


II. UTILITIES RELOCATION FOR FOLLOW ME TRAIL- AT&T:

Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with AT&T for the relocation of certain utilities as associated with the construction of the bridge over Victory Drive at a cost not to exceed $31,896.64. Funding is available under the South Lumpkin Multi-Use Facility project which is a part of the Transportation Investment Act Program. Any future maintenance work to be performed on these utilities will be the responsibility of AT&T.


III. GO! TRANSIT CAPITAL PROGRAM GRANT:

Approval is requested to submit an application and accept if approved a Go! Transit Capital Program Grant in the amount of $6 million, with no local match required, from the State Road and Tollway Authority for the purpose of providing the necessary funding for the environmental studies needed to develop a high-speed rail service between Columbus and Atlanta.


IV. COLUMBUS UMPIRES ASSOCIATION:

Approval is requested to authorize the use of Columbus Umpires Association as a vendor for officiating games with the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department at a current cost of $23.00 per umpire per game for adult league softball and $24.00 per game for senior league softball.


V. DONATIONS FOR THE EMPTY BOWL FUNDRAISER:

Approval is requested to authorize the Columbus Parks and Recreation to accept donations in the form of gift certificates, check, and cash from sponsors and individuals for the purpose of purchasing supplies each year for the Empty Bowl event. Also, to allow Columbus Parks and Recreation to accept cash, check, and credit card donations before and during the event for tickets to the event, auction pieces, and money donations. 100% of the money will go to Feeding the Valley for the Kid’s Café program. Bowls will be sold after the event for donations as well.


VI. PURCHASES:

Approval is requested of items "A" thru "B":

A. Removal & Recycling/Reuse, Scrap Metal, Bulky Items & Similar Material From The Columbus Landfill (Annual Contract)
B. Network Consulting Services

ADD-ON

VII. 2016 HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND - GRANT APPLICATION FOR CLAFLIN:

Approval is requested to submit an application, in partnership with Friends of Historic Claflin, to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division, in an amount up to $35,000 for the development of a preservation plan, to include testing for hazardous materials and training for abatement and demolition workers, for the Claflin School Restoration Project, located at 1532 5th Avenue, Columbus, Georgia, with a 40% cash and in-kind match to be provided in total by Friends of Historic Claflin, and to accept the grant, if awarded, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded.


VIII. PRESENTATIONS AND UPDATES:

- - Aquatic Center Update, Dr. James Worsley, Parks and Recreation Director
- - Integrated Waste/Fleet Replacement Update, Pat Biegler, Director of Public Works
- - FY15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report/CAFR, Pam Hodge, Deputy City Manager

CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA
JANUARY 26, 2016
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