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File #: 0579-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to set up a certificate in the amount of $200,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with Recreation and Parks facility improvements; to amend the 2016 CIB and transfer funding within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $200,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. recreation facility improvements
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to set up a certificate in the amount of $200,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with recreation facility improvements. These are Recreation Facility expenditures that may include, but are not limited to items such as equipment improvements, bleacher replacements, facility additions, kitchen renovations, etc. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

A committee of Recreation Facility staff will prioritize improvements and upgrades yearly and determine the needed facility upgrades on an as needed basis.

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested to ensure that needed improvements are not delayed; keeping the impact on customers to a minimum and allowing safety issues that arise to be addressed in a timely manner. It is important to have this funding available to address facility needs when they arise.

Benefits to the Public: Having this funding in place for Recreation facility needs as they arise will benefit the community by helping to ensure that facilities are safe, accessible, updated, and user friendly.

Community Input Issues: Many issues that this funding helps to address come straight from the community, through 311 and direct contact with the department. The community has expressed the desire for well-kept and updated facilities through public workshops, social media, and direct contact with city staff.

Area(s) Affected: The entire City of Columbus is affected by having the funding in place to act efficiently on issues that arise in our facilities.

Master Plan Relation: This project will support the mission of the Recreation and Parks Master Plan by helping to ensure that facilities remain safe, updated, and user friendly.

Fiscal Impact: $200,000.00 is budgeted and available in the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund 7702 to meet the financial ...

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