Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

12/02/2014

Agenda Report # 56


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Preliminary Engineering Services - Buena Vista Road (Spiderweb) TSPLOST

INITIATED BY: Planning Department


Recommendation: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Wolverton and Associates for preliminary engineering services for the TSPLOST Buena Vista Road Spiderweb project.

Background: This project is a TSPLOST project that was approved under the 2012 Transportation Improvement Act. On August 26, Council authorized the agreement between the city and the Georgia Department of Transportation for improvement of the section of Buena Vista Road known as the "Spiderweb". Council at that time was briefed on several possible transportation improvements to help accommodate the moving of traffic safely through this area. The option chosen at that meeting called for Buena Vista Road to be diverted underneath that section of Norfolk Southern Railway that crosses this road.

Analysis: Approval of this action will allow the engineering consulting firm of Wolverton and Associates to begin preliminary engineering of this TSPLOST project to improve this section of Buena Vista Road.

Financial Considerations: Cost for this preliminary engineering will be $1,242,700 and is budgeted under the funds for this TSPLOST project.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: No annual fiscal impact is anticipated for this professional service.

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

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Wolverton and Associates for preliminary engineering services for the TSPLOST Buena Vista Road Spiderweb project.


Spiderweb Proposal 10-27-14.pdf
A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH WOLVERTON AND ASSOCIATES FOR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT AND REDESIGN OF THE BUENA VISTA ROAD SPIDERWEB.

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, professional engineering services for the preliminary design are required.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement for preliminary engineering services with Wolverton and Associates for the redevelopment and redesign of the Buena Vista Road Spiderweb. These services shall be paid for under this TIA supported project.


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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