Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

08/28/2018

Agenda Report # 18


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: TIA Spiderweb Network Project

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a supplemental agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to adjust the engineering services and ROW budget for the TIA Spiderweb Network Project.

Background: The Spiderweb Network Project is a 2012 Transportation Investment Act (TIA) project for the development of a bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad that crosses Buena Vista Road near the intersections of Illges and Andrews Roads. The project was approved by the voters in 2013, for total budget of $40 million dollars. As the project has developed, so have the costs to complete the necessary engineering. The original budget set the cost at $2,484,684 for preliminary engineering, with the understanding that a cost to provide the final plans would be established later. That cost has now been determined to increase by another $2 million for a total of $4,484,684.

Analysis: There is a need to adjust the amount of funding for engineering service under this project. To accommodate this increase in the engineering budget for this project, funds would be transferred from the Right of Way (ROW) budget, which has a total amount of $8,518,918. The $2 million would transferred to engineering line item, leaving approximately $6 million for ROW needs. This will insure that the project stays on its predicted timeline of going out to bid in 2019.

Financial Considerations: The transferring of these funds from one budget item to another will not have an effect upon the total budget of $40 million. This amount would remain the same.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will be no annual fiscal impact under this action.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has reviewed and approved this supplemental agreement.

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to enter into a supplemental agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to adjust the payment amount for engineering services for the TIA Spiderweb Network Project.


PI 0011436 Muscogee - TIA Spider Web SA#1.pdf


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADJUSTING THE BUDGET FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE SPIDERWEB NETWORK PROJECT.

WHEREAS, the citizens of Columbus approved the redevelopment and redesign of the Buena Vista Road Spiderweb area under the 2012 Transportation Investment Act (TIA), which established funding for engineering design and construction; and,

WHEREAS, to facilitate this project, an adjustment the existing budget for professional engineering services in the amount of $2,000,000 is necessary; and,

WHEREAS, the funding for this activity is available under the budget for Right of Way activities without requiring an increase to the established budget of $40,000,000 for the overall project.

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 the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Spiderweb Network Project, for the purposes of adjusting the engineering budget by the amount of $2,000,000, for a total of $4,484,684. Said amount shall come from the existing project budget for Right of Way acquisition, and reduce the budget amount for this activity to $6,518,918. The total amount for this project shall not change the approved amount of $40,000,000 as established.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2018, 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 House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor