Agenda Item # 1
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

06/13/2017

Agenda Report # 142


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Road Improvement, Safety and Alternative Transportation Projects

INITIATED BY: City Manager’s Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested to proceed with executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for Road Improvement, Safety, and Alternative Transportation Projects totaling $9,075,596 funded through the Other Local Option Sales Tax (OLOST), Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) Discretionary Funds, State of Georgia, Department of Transportation Z230 funds, and the Paving Fund to include right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, environmental mitigation and other necessary agreements to prepare projects for construction.

Background: The following list of road improvement, safety and alternative transportation projects have been identified, budget estimates provided, and funded through the OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, Paving Fund or GDOT Z230:
Boxwood Blvd. Bridge (FY17 TSPLOST Discretionary) - $450,000
Brown Ave./Cusseta Rd./Andrews Rd. (Z230) - $1,500,000
Cusseta Rd./23rd Ave./N. Lumpkin Rd. (Z230) - $1,500,000
Melrose Drive Bridge (Paving Fund) - $700,000
Decatur St. Bridge (Paving Fund) - $600,000
Benning Drive Bridge (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $800,000
Sidewalks/ADA (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Traffic Calming (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Guardrails (TSPLOST Discretionary) -$100,000
Riverwalk/City Mills Parking (OLOST) - $250,000
Riverwalk/Westville Parking (OLOST) - $250,000
Resurfacing (Paving Fund/TSPLOST Discretionary/OLOST) - $2,525,596
Park ADA Upgrades (OLOST) - $100,000
Fiber Interconnect (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000

Analysis: The completion of the pre-construction activities for road improvements, safety, and alternative transportation projects is required prior to the project being authorized for competitive bids.

Financial Considerations: Funding for said projects will be funded with the OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, GDOT Z230, or the Paving Fund.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney approves this resolution.

Recommendation /Actions: Approval is requested to proceed with executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for Road Improvement, Safety, and Alternative Transportation Projects totaling $9,075,596 funded through the Other Local Option Sales Tax (OLOST), Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) Discretionary Funds, State of Georgia, Department of Transportation Z230 funds, and the Paving Fund to include right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, environmental mitigation and other necessary agreements to prepare projects for construction.


A RESOLUTION
NO._____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED WITH EXECUTING AND FUNDING THE PRE-CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY, AND ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TOTALING $9,075,596 FUNDED THROUGH THE OTHER LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX (OLOST), TRANSPORTATION SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX (TSPLOST) DISCRETIONARY FUNDS, OR STATE OF GEORGIA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Z230, AND PAVING FUND TO INCLUDE RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION, PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENTS, UTILITY RELOCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION AND OTHER NECESSARY AGREEMENTS TO PREPARE THE PROJECTS FOR CONSTRUCTION.

WHEREAS, the completion of pre-construction activities for road improvement projects is required prior to the project being authorized for competitive bid; and,

WHEREAS, these activities include buy not limited to right-of-way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, and environmental mitigation; and,

WHEREAS, the following list of road improvement, safety and alternative transportation projects have been identified, budget estimates provided, and funded through OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, GDOT Z230 funds, and the Paving Fund the following:
Boxwood Blvd. Bridge (FY17 TSPLOST Discretionary) - $450,000
Brown Ave./Cusseta Rd./Andrews Rd. (Z230) - $1,500,000
Cusseta Rd./23rd Ave./N. Lumpkin Rd. (Z230) - $1,500,000
Melrose Drive Bridge (Paving Fund) - $700,000
Decatur St. Bridge (Paving Fund) - $600,000
Benning Drive Bridge (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $800,000
Sidewalks/ADA (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Traffic Calming (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000
Guardrails (TSPLOST Discretionary) -$100,000
Riverwalk/City Mills Parking (OLOST) - $250,000
Riverwalk/Westville Parking (OLOST) - $250,000
Resurfacing (Paving Fund/TSPLOST Discretionary/OLOST) - $2,525,596
Park ADA Upgrades (OLOST) - $100,000
Fiber Interconnect (TSPLOST Discretionary) - $100,000

WHEREAS, funding for pre-construction and construction services for the above project is available through the OLOST, SPLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, GDOT Z230, and the Paving Fund.

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

The City Manager is hereby authorized to proceed with the executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for the road improvement, safety and alternative transportation projects totaling $9,075,596 funded through OLOST, TSPLOST Discretionary, GDOT Z230 and Paving Fund as identified above to include right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, environmental mitigation and other necessary agreements to prepare the projects for construction.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus. Georgia, held the _____ day of ________________ 2017, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _______________members of 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