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File #: 0043-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action: 3/2/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to accept a NatureWorks grant and enter into contract with the State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources, for improvements to Southgate Parkland located on Obetz Road between Parsons Avenue and Lockbourne Road. ($0.00)
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to accept a Nature Works Grant for improvements to Southgate Parkland and enter into contract with the State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources. This grant will be used to construct a parking lot, loop walk, playground, athletic field and Stormwater BMP on the currently undeveloped Southgate Parkland located on Obetz Road, between Parsons Avenue and Lockbourne Road. The grant amount is $51,959.00, with the City of Columbus responsible for a match amount of at least $140,041.00.

Additionally, this ordinance shall authorize the City of Columbus to be bound by the terms of the Grant Agreement as they relate to the Property, including the obligation that the Property must be operated and maintained solely for public recreation or natural resource purposes for Fifteen (15) calendar years from the first month following the request for final reimbursement. A notice of the grant agreement shall be recorded with Franklin County.

The City has owned the 3.7 acre Southgate Parkland since 1978, however it has never been developed into a useable recreation space. A master plan was developed in 2014 in conjunction with the Far South Columbus Area Commission which reviewed and approved the master plan in October of 2014. This grant funding will assist the Recreation and Parks Department in developing the Southgate Parkland as a Neighborhood Park available for public use.

Previous Ordinance: 0982-2016

Principal Parties:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Road, E-2, Columbus, OH 43229
Mary Fitch, 614-265-6477
31-6402047

Benefits to the Public: Developing Southgate Park will benefit the surrounding community by providing a neighborhood park within walking distance of the Southgate Neighborhood. The park will provide parking and easy access to physical activities including a ΒΌ mile loop path. Residents will be able to use the park amenit...

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