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Chapter 806: Public Works Programs

Section 806.01: Cuyahoga Countywide Inspection Program

  1. There is hereby established the Cuyahoga Countywide Inspection Program to provide inspection services relating to bridges, culverts, and other structures.  The Department of Public Works shall administer the program. 
  2. The services provided under the Cuyahoga Countywide Inspection Program shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following tasks:  site visit; field inspection; review of existing plans and reports; inventory setup and control; development of preliminary sketches and details; recommendations for repairs and preventive maintenance; traffic control; and preparation of reports.  Participating municipalities shall reimburse the County for all the services provided under the Countywide Inspection Program.
  3. All contracts and agreements under the Cuyahoga Countywide Inspection Program shall be reviewed and approved by the appropriate approval authority depending on the monetary threshold of each such contract or agreement in accordance with Chapter 501 of the Cuyahoga County Code.

(Ordinance No. O2013-0007, Enacted 3/12/2013, Effective 3/18/2013)

Section 806.02 Cuyahoga Countywide Preventative Maintenance Program

  1. There is hereby established the Cuyahoga Countywide Preventive Maintenance Program to provide preventive maintenance services relating to roadways with the participating municipalities.  The Department of Public Works shall administer the program. 
  2. The services provided under the Cuyahoga Countywide Preventive Maintenance Program may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following tasks:  sidewalk repairs, curb ramp repairs, rebuilding of catch basins/manholes, pavement striping, crack sealing and street sweeping. Participating municipalities shall reimburse the County for all the services provided under the Countywide Preventive Maintenance Program.
  3. All contracts and agreements under the Cuyahoga Countywide Preventive Maintenance Program shall be reviewed and approved by the appropriate approval authority depending on the monetary threshold of each such contract or agreement in accordance with Chapter 501 of the Cuyahoga County Code.

(Ordinance No. O2013-0009, Enacted 3/27/2013, Effective 3/29/2013)

Section 806.03 Cuyahoga County Public Works Shared Services Program

  1. There is hereby created a Cuyahoga County Public Works Shared Services Program for the purpose of sharing public works equipment, resources and personnel with political subdivisions for regular and emergency use. The Department of Public Works shall administer the program. 
  2. Participating political subdivisions shall reimburse the County for all the equipment, resources and personnel provided under the Cuyahoga County Shared Services Program.
  3. All contracts and agreements under the Cuyahoga County Public Works Shared Services Program shall be reviewed and approved by the appropriate approval authority depending on the monetary threshold of each such contract or agreement in accordance with Chapter 501 of the Cuyahoga County Code.

(Ordinance No. O2015-0018, Enacted 8/9/2016, Effective 8/11/2016)

Section 806.04 Cuyahoga County Energy Participation Program

  1. Definitions:

    “CCAO” means the County Commissioners Association of Ohio, whose mission is to advance effective county government and to offer member counties several enterprise services that offer superior services and save funds. 

    “CCAOSC” means the CCAO Service Corporation, an affiliate of CCAO.

    “Energy Purchase Agreements” means the natural gas purchase agreement, electricity purchase agreement, electric aggregation purchase agreement, natural gas aggregation purchase agreement, solar power purchase agreement between the County and Supplier.  

    “Manager” means CCAOSC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Palmer Energy Company, Toledo, Ohio.

    “Supplier” means any person, corporation, partnership or other organization with whom CCAOSC (or its designee) may contract for the purchase of energy supplies. The definition is limited to the purposes of this Section.  

    “Program” means the Cuyahoga County Energy Participation Program which consists of five components: natural gas purchasing program, electricity purchasing program, electric aggregation program, natural gas aggregation program, and a solar purchasing program. 
  2. There is hereby created the Cuyahoga County Energy Participation Program for the purpose of participating in one or more Energy Purchase Agreements managed by CCAO, through its affiliate CCAOSC, managed by CCAOSC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Palmer Energy Company, for the acquisition of natural gas, electricity and solar energy at competitive market rates. The Department of Public Works shall administer the Program on behalf of the County.
  3. Prior to the County entering into any Energy Purchase Agreement with a Supplier, CCAOSC or the Manager shall conduct a publicly solicited request for proposals from Suppliers and shall make the request for proposals and any responses to such request available to Cuyahoga County.
  4. The Director of Public Works shall have the authority to review the competitive proposals submitted by all Suppliers, approve the Supplier with the highest scoring proposal, and make recommendations to the Manager to enter into an Energy Purchase Agreement defined in the Program. The Director of Public Works shall provide to Council Committee for Public Works, Procurement and Contracting a copy of such recommendations prior to submission to the Manager. Upon written recommendation from the Director of Public Works, the Manager is hereby authorized to execute such Energy Purchase Agreements on behalf of the County take any and all actions necessary to implement and administer the Program, and execute all relevant documents to implement the Program. 
  5. All electric purchase agreements executed under the Program shall endeavor to include 100% renewable energy in order to promote the County’s climate change action plan.
  6. To efficiently and timely realize significant cost savings in a volatile commodities market, all Energy Purchase Agreements under the Program, regardless of the monetary threshold of each agreement, shall be exempt from all approval requirements by County Council and Board of Control described in Section 501.04 of the Cuyahoga County Code.
  7. The Director of Public Works shall present to Council Committee for Public Works, Procurement and Contracting all Energy Purchase Agreements executed under the Program no later than 60 days from the effective date of such agreements.
  8. This Program shall end after a term of five (5) years from the date of the adoption of this Ordinance.
(Ordinance No. O2019-0010, Enacted 8/6/2019, Effective 8/7/2019)