Section 106-224; Ord. 18498; Determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with construction of improvements to the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) Corridor - Phase I, between Fay Street and Rogers Street


Ordinance No.             18498                     Council Bill No.            B 125-05           


AN ORDINANCE

determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with construction of improvements to the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) Corridor - Phase I, between Fay Street and Rogers Street; approving and adopting plans and specifications; determining that the work shall be done by contract; calling for bids through the Purchasing Division; providing for payment for the improvement; providing for compliance with the prevailing wage law; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring the necessity of constructing improvements to the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) Corridor - Phase I, between Fay Street and Rogers Street; and

    WHEREAS, the resolution was published in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the city; and

    WHEREAS, the City Council has held a public hearing on construction of the improvement.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  The Council finds that the construction of improvements to the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) Corridor - Phase I, between Fay Street and Rogers Street, including the installation of storm drainage facilities, grading and landscaping the right-of-way, construction of a six-foot sidewalk between Rogers Street and Fay Street, and installation of a four-foot tall fence between the active railroad tracks and the sidewalk, is necessary for the welfare and improvement of the City and that it is in the public interest such improvement be made.

    SECTION 2.  The plans and specifications for this improvement, as prepared by the Director of Water and Light and filed in the office of the City Clerk, are hereby approved and made a part of this ordinance.

    SECTION 3.  The construction of the improvement shall be done by contract in accordance with the plans and specifications adopted therefor, the laws of the State of Missouri, and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

    SECTION 4.  The City Manager, through the head of the Purchasing Division, is hereby authorized to call for bids for such improvements and to execute a contract for the improvement.

    SECTION 5.  Payment for this improvement shall be made from Community Development Block Grant Funds, and such other funds as may be lawfully appropriated.

    SECTION 6.  The City shall cause to be inserted into the contract a stipulation to the effect that not less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages, as found by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations of Missouri, shall be paid to all workers performing work under the contract. The contractor's bond shall include such provisions as will guarantee the faithful performance of the prevailing hourly wage clause, as provided by the contract.  The City shall also cause to be inserted into the contract a stipulation that all laborers and mechanics employed by the contractor or subcontractors in the performance of work under the contract shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act.

    SECTION 7.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 2nd day of May, 2005.