Section 110-161; Ord. 20235; Determining it is in the public interest to construct the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) bridge over U.S. Highway 63


Ordinance No. 20235                            Council Bill No. B 67-09

     AN ORDINANCE

determining it is in the public interest to construct the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) bridge over U.S. Highway 63; 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; authorizing the City Manager to obtain, execute and record all documents necessary 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 the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) bridge over U.S. Highway 63; 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.

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

    SECTION 1.    The Council finds that the construction of the Columbia Terminal Railroad (COLT) bridge over U.S. Highway 63 in the City of Columbia, Missouri, is necessary for the welfare and improvement of the city and that it is in the public interest that such improvement be made.  

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

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

    SECTION 4.    The Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to call for bids and execute a contract for the improvement.

    SECTION 5.    Payment for this improvement shall be made from Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding and such other funds as may be lawfully appropriated.

    SECTION 6.    The City Manager is authorized to obtain, execute and have recorded all licenses, easements, deeds and any other conveyances or instruments necessary for the City to complete this improvement.

    SECTION 7.    The contract for the improvement shall provide 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 guarantee the faithful performance of the prevailing hourly wage clause in 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 8.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.  

    PASSED this 20th day of April, 2009.