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File #: 0616-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $250,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with park improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; and to authorize the expenditure of $250,000.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Parks CIP AC 2020-2021 - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $250,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with park improvements managed by the Recreation and Parks Department. These are unanticipated expenditures that may include, but are not limited to, items such as signage, lighting, landscaping, drainage, surveys, design, administrative fees, hard surfaces, equipment, fencing, and various emergency repairs. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of the Columbus City Codes Chapter 329.

Benefits to the Public: Having this funding in place for unanticipated needs as they arise will benefit the community by helping to ensure parks are safe, accessible, and user friendly. This funding will also keep the impact on park visitors 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 parks and amenities through public workshops, social media, and direct contact with City staff.

Area(s) Affected: Citywide (99) - The entire City of Columbus is affected by having the funding in place to act efficiently on issues that arise in our parks.

Master Plan Relation: This certificate and resulting projects support the department’s Master Plan by helping to ensure that parks and their amenities remain safe and user friendly.

Fiscal Impact: $250,000.00 is budgeted and available from and within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund 7702 to meet the financial obligations of these various expenditures.

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To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $250,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with park improvements within the Recreat...

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