Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

12/02/14

Agenda Report # 55


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Installation of Sidewalk along Yarbrough Road and Garrett Road

INITIATED BY: Department on Engineering


Recommendation: Approval is requested to proceed with executing and funding pre-construction requirements for installation of sidewalk along Yarbrough Road and Garrett Road beginning at the existing sidewalk on Yarbrough Road and extending to Lonesome Pine Drive.

Background: The construction of Aaron Cohn Middle School has been completed. There is existing sidewalk on Yarbrough Road and in front of the school on Garrett Road. The Department of Engineering has received numerous of requests to have sidewalk installed along Garrett Road to connect the existing sections of sidewalk.

Analysis: Sidewalk installation within one-half mile of schools is a priority in the City's sidewalk program. The existing topography and drainage features make it not feasible to place the sidewalk on existing right of way. It is desired to place the sidewalk on easements located within the building set back area on private property and an existing easement belonging to Georgia Power. The pre-construction activities for the installation of the sidewalk are needed prior to the design of the project being finalized and being authorized for competitive bids.

Financial Considerations: The project will be funded through the Paving Fund, SPLOST Funds or TSPLOST Funds depending on cost.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The sidewalk would be maintained by the City under is normal annual operating funds.

Legal Considerations: All legal documents requiring easements with utilities or individual private property owners require Council authorization.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested authorizing the City Manager to proceed with executing and funding pre-construction requirements for installation of sidewalk along Yarbrough Road and Garrett Road beginning at the existing sidewalk on Yarbrough Road and extending to Lonesome Pine Drive.

Garrett Road Sidewalk.docsidewalk yarbroughgarre_001.pdf

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED WITH EXECUTING AND FUNDING PRE-CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF SIDEWALK ALONG YARBROUGH ROAD AND GARRETT ROAD BEGINNING AT THE EXISTING SIDEWALK ON YARBROUGH ROAD AND EXTENDING TO LONESOME PINE DRIVE. THE PROJECT SHALL BE FUNDED THROUGH THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS PAVING FUND, SPLOST FUNDS OR TSPLOST FUNDS TO INCLUDE RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION, PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENTS, UTILITY RELOCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION AND OTHER NECESSARY AGREEMENTS TO PREPARE THE PROJECT FOR CONSTRUCTION.

WHEREAS, since the completion of the Aaron Cohn Middle School located at 7352 Garrett Road , there have been numerous request for sidewalk installation; and,

WHEREAS, in accordance with policy, where feasible, sidewalks should be installed within one-half mile of schools; and,

WHEREAS, it is going to be necessary to place portions of the sidewalk on a Georgia Power Easement and on other private property due to the topography and conflicts with existing drainage ditch; and,

WHEREAS, funding for pre-construction services for the sidewalks is available through the Capital Improvement Project Paving Fund.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to proceed with executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for installation of sidewalks along Yarbrough Road and Garrett Road funded through the Capital Improvement Projects Paving Fund, SPLOST Funds or TSPLOST Funds.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2014, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ___________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor