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File #: 0065-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a 10 year lease agreement with the Columbus City Schools for the Smith Rd. Parkland located at 1249 Smith Rd, Columbus, Ohio; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Smith Rd Lease CCS Executed 2019

Explanation

 

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a lease agreement of a ten (10) year term, with the Columbus City Schools for the Smith Rd. Parkland (Premises), located at 1249 Smith Rd, Columbus, Ohio, identified as the Franklin County Tax ID # 010-116036.  The Columbus City Schools currently owns the Premises, but has leased to the City for more than two decades and wishes to continue to lease the premises to the City.

 

Background:  Columbus Recreation and Parks has leased the premises for over two decades.  The current lease expired in 2017, due to changes within the Columbus City School staff and the City administrative changes, however, both the Columbus City Schools and the City would like to continue to offer a City Park to the community.  The City has managed, operated, improved (with Capital budget) the premises in order to offer a Community park to the area residents.

 

Principal Parties:

Columbus City Schools

270 E. State St.

Columbus, OH 43215

 

Emergency Justification: An emergency exists in that the current lease expired in 2017 in order to continue recreational opportunities for the area residents.

 

Benefits to the Public: This will allow for the continued opportunity for the community to have a recreational, green space and a neighborhood park in an underserved parkland area.

 

Community Input/Issues: Whereas the community continues to support this park with volunteer activities as well as utilizing the space for neighborhood gatherings, walking, etc.

 

Area(s) Affected: Southside - Columbus Community 59

 

Master Plan Relation: Continuing to provide parkland for underserved areas now and for future generations supports our Master Plan as well as our Departments Mission.

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a 10 year lease agreement with the Columbus City Schools for the Smith Rd. Parkland located at 1249 Smith Rd, Columbus, Ohio; and to declare an emergency.

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks to enter into a ten year lease agreement with the Columbus City Schools for the Smith Rd. Parkland (Premises), located at 1249 Smith Rd, Columbus, Ohio, identified as the Franklin County Tax ID # 010-116036; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into a lease agreement with the Columbus City Schools for the Smith Rd. Parkland in order to continue recreational opportunities for the area residents, for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Recreation and Parks be and is hereby authorized to enter into a ten (10) year lease agreement with the Columbus City Schools for the Smith Rd. Parkland (Premises), located at 1249 Smith Rd, Columbus, Ohio, identified as the Franklin County Tax ID # 010-116036.

 

SECTION 2. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.