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File #: 2964-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 11/25/2019 Final action: 11/27/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor certificate in the amount of $75,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, material and equipment in conjunction with sports facilities improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Sports Facilities CIP AC 2019-2020
Explanation

Background: This ordinance will authorize the City Auditor to establish an auditor certificate in the amount of $75,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, material and equipment in conjunction with existing sports facilities improvements managed by the Recreation and Parks Department. These are unanticipated expenditures that may include, but are not limited to, items such as hard surfaces, HVAC, roofing, flooring, lighting, fencing, equipment repairs, etc. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of the Columbus City Codes Chapter 329.

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested to ensure that needed improvements are not delayed, keeping the impact on sports facility users 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 unanticipated sports facility improvement needs when they arise.

Benefits to the Public: Having this funding in place for unanticipated needs as they arise will benefit the community by helping to ensure that sports facilities are safe, accessible, updated, and user friendly. This funding will also keep the impact on sports facility rental customers to a minimum when unforeseen issues arise.

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. Rental customers expect sports facilities to be in good condition for their events.

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

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

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