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File #: 0272-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/21/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into agreements with RBX Media, LLC relative to the installation, operation, and maintenance of a sign and equipment located at Berliner Sports Park; to waive Columbus City Code Section 3378.03(B) relating to the placement of billboards inside of, or within 500 feet of, a public park; to authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to accept a portion of the revenue generated by the sign from RBX and deposit into the Recreation and Parks special purpose fund and Recreation and Parks Foundation Fund. ($0.00)
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Recreation and Parks to execute agreements with RBX Media LLC relative to the installation, operation, and maintenance of outdoor signage within public parkland in the City of Columbus after the approval by location for each project site. All information supplied and a proposal from RBX Media was submitted as a result of RFQ012815, request for information, published by CRPD on June 25, 2019.

Background: It is CRPD’s desire to allow this project in order to obtain revenue to support the operations and programming that will go to support the mission of the department. The initial project will consist of installation of a digital billboard at Berliner Sports Park only. All future proposed locations will require the full evaluation and approval by the Director of Recreation and Parks prior to commencement.

RBX Media (RBX) will be responsible for all preliminary investigation of outdoor signage and code requirements within the State of Ohio and City of Columbus for each proposed location. In addition, RBX is responsible for obtaining any necessary applications and permits for equipment installation at no cost to the City of Columbus.

CRPD is requesting that Council waive Section 3378.03 (B) of Columbus City Code that prohibits the placement of billboards inside of, or within 500 feet of, a public park. This waiver is only for the digital billboard that is to be installed by RBX at Berliner Sports Park under this agreement.

The billboard is to be designed, constructed, and installed at the sole cost of RBX, with permanent lettering identifying the Berliner Sports Park and the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department with logo.

RBX is required to remit 30% of the net advertising revenues from the Berliner Sports Park billboard to CRPD. Those funds will be used to support the operations and programming of the department in order to further the mission. All revenue received as a result of this ag...

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