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File #: 0369-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
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, material, and equipment in conjunction with the existing Linden Park and Community Center Improvements Project; 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. Linden Park and Community Center FF&E AC
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, material and equipment in conjunction with the existing Linden Park and Community Center Improvements Project. The park and center is currently under construction and will be opening in the Fall of 2020. The new facility will include an elevated walking track; gymnasium, mat room, fitness room, dance studio, demonstration and teaching kitchen, music studio, computer lab, arts and ceramics room, as well as multi-use and partner spaces. This $200,000.00 will be used to purchase furniture, fixtures, and equipment (F, F, & E) for the facility. These expenditures may include, but are not limited to, items such as tables, chairs, televisions, computers, fitness equipment, ceramics equipment and any other items necessary for the operation of the facility. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested so that funding for furniture, fixtures, and equipment be made available for this project as soon as possible. It will also help ensure that all items necessary for the operation of the facility are procured and ready for the opening of the facility.

Benefits to the Public: The Linden Park and Community Center Improvements project, which is also a Center for Opportunity, will address the community development needs of the Linden neighborhood by making significant capital improvements to quality of life and will provide access to social services. The Linden neighborhood has suffered from lack of investment and community development for several decades. This investment will serve not only the community’s immediate needs, but will also serve as a catalyst for future economic and community development.

Community Input Issues: Numerous Community outreach events were hosted by the City to gather inp...

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