Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Memorandum

TO: Mayor and Councilors DATE: 12/03/2013

THRU: Isaiah Hugley, City Manager

FROM: David Arrington, Deputy City Manager

SUBJECT: 2014 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant Request

Attached below for Council's review and comments is a list of proposed local transportation improvements to be submitted to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the 2014 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) for Columbus. Based on Council's comments, staff plans to submit the request to GADOT on or about December 11, 2013.

The proposed projects will supplement the City's regular resurfacing program and fully fund one of the four bridge/culverts in need of replacement. The City anticipates receipt of approximately $1.2 million for transportation improvements through this grant. The grant requires a 10% match which will bring our project total to approximately $1.32 million for all projects submitted.

Under the new guidelines for LMIG, the City will receive a check for the awarded amount in advance of the work being completed. This approach will prevent the City from having to advance the funds for the projects and wait on reimbursement from DOT. The proposed work is scheduled for Spring/Summer 2014.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the list, please let me know.

Streets for LMIG 2014 Revised.xlsx