Columbus council to consider Berliner Park bike trail funding

Columbus council to consider Berliner Park bike trail funding
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By Hoodline - Published on July 26, 2019.

Trying to keep up with your city government? Hoodline’s here to help with this preview of the July 29 Columbus City Council meeting, featuring the issues that are scheduled for consideration by the members. What’s more, we’ll review the council's past meeting to showcase its recent actions.

Headlining the upcoming agenda is an ordinance that would accept grant funds to contract with American Ramp Company DBA Progressive Bike Ramps to develop up to 3 miles of urban singletrack natural surface trail and a bike skills area in Berliner Park for $188,000.

The City Council is also expected to consider spending on public safety equipment. An ordinance would contract with Sutphen Corp. for one aerial platform ladder truck at $1,381,924 and two Monarch custom pumpers at $1,256,166.38, with Horton Emergency Vehicles for 10 EMS transport vehicles at $2,829,004.10, with Stryker EMS Equipment for 10 ambulance cots at $421,728 and with Motorola Solutions Inc. for communications equipment at $69,570.40.

Other agenda items include:

  • An ordinance that would amend a contract with Utility Revenue Management Co. Inc. for the continuation of billing system and metering audit services at $400,000.
  • An ordinance to renew a contract with Columbus Fibernet LLC for fiber optic cable maintenance services for the CFN fiber duct system at $71,170.85.
  • A ceremonial resolution to celebrate National Farmers Market Week and recognize the important role of farmers markets, their managers and producers, and the Ohio Farmers Market Network in helping residents of Columbus and Franklin County attain greater access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
  • An ordinance to spend $26,299.05 from Public Safety’s Capital Improvement Fund to repair Engine 3 on behalf of the Division of Fire.
  • An ordinance to spend $1 million from the Fleet Management Operating Fund to purchase equipment.

Want to attend and make your voice heard? The meeting will take place at the City Council Chambers Room 231. It begins at 5 p.m.

July 22 meeting in review

In its most recent meeting, the Columbus City Council approved an ordinance to enter an enterprise zone agreement with Calgon Carbon Corp., CCC Columbus LLC and BSC Columbus LLC for a tax abatement of 65% for 10 consecutive years.

The council also:

  • Approved an ordinance to enter an enterprise zone agreement with Hildreth Properties Inc. and Research Alloys Co. Inc. for a tax abatement of 50% for 10 consecutive years.
  • Approved an ordinance to transfer a 0.073 acre portion of Talmadge Street right-of-way that runs north/south between East Long Street and the first alley from the west, and a 0.016 acre portion of the unnamed alley that runs north/south north of East Long Street between Talmadge Street and Monroe Avenue, to Del Partners LLC.

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