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File #: 0637-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2021 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 $70,000.00 for various expenditures related to property acquisitions and asset management services within the Recreation and Parks Department; and to authorize the expenditure of $70,000.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund. ($70,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Acquisition and Asset Management CIP AC 2020-21 - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to establish an auditor's certificate in the amount of $70,000.00 for various expenditures related to property acquisitions and asset management services. These are unanticipated expenditures that may include, but are not limited to, purchasing properties from the City of Columbus Land Bank, purchasing properties through other means as opportunities become available, surveys, administrative fees, and other transactions needed to move forward on opportunities to expand parkland and manage such assets. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329, including the list of prequalified vendors established by the Recreation and Parks Department as authorized by Ordinance No. 2050-2020.

Benefits to the Public: Having this funding in place for acquisition opportunities will benefit the community by helping to ensure that new parkland and assets are able to be pursued in a timely manner, helping to meet the demand to provide new parkland for the growing population of Central Ohio.

Community Input Issues: The citizens of Columbus have expressed their desire for new parks and facilities through direct contact with the department, especially in areas that are underserved.

Area(s) Affected: Citywide (99) - The entire City of Columbus is affected by having the funding in place to act efficiently on acquisition opportunities as they become available.

Master Plan Relation: This certificate and resulting projects support the department’s Master Plan by helping to ensure that the department is able to efficiently pursue new parks and facilities, especially in growth areas and underserved areas.

Fiscal Impact: $70,000.00 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 audi...

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