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File #: 1188-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action: 7/1/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $50,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, material and equipment in conjunction with rental facilities improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Rental Services CIP AC 2020-2021 - ATTACHMENT

Explanation

 

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to set up an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $50,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, material and equipment in conjunction with existing rental facilities improvements managed by the Recreation and Parks Department. These are unanticipated expenditures that may include, but are not limited to, items such as flooring, hard surfaces, lighting, fencing, roofing, equipment, emergency repairs, and other various improvements. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of the Columbus City Codes Chapter 329.

 

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested to ensure that needed improvements are not delayed, keeping the impact on rental facilities users to a minimum and allowing safety issues that arise to be addressed in a timely manner.

 

Benefits to the Public: Having this funding in place for unanticipated needs as they arise will benefit the community by helping to ensure that rental facilities are safe, accessible, updated, and user friendly. This funding will also keep the impact on rental facilities customers 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 and updated facilities through public workshops, social media, and direct contact with City staff. Rental customers expect rental facilities to be in good condition for their events.

 

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

 

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

 

Fiscal Impact: $50,000.00 is budgeted and available from and within the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund 7702 to meet the financial obligations of these various expenditures.

 

Title

 

To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $50,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, material and equipment in conjunction with rental facilities improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary that the City Auditor establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $50,000.00 for various expenditures in conjunction with rental facilities improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; and

 

WHEREAS, funding is budgeted and available from within the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund 7702 to meet the financial obligations of these various expenditures; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operations of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 for various unanticipated expenditures in conjunction with rental facilities improvements so that needed improvements and safety issues that arise can be addressed in a timely manner, all for the preservation of public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE

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

 

SECTION 1. That the City Auditor is authorized and directed to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $50,000.00 for the purchase of labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with rental facilities improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department.

 

SECTION 2. That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 3. That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4. That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer the unencumbered balance in a project account to the unallocated balance account within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies are no longer required for said project.

 

SECTION 5. That the expenditure of $50,000.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the cost thereof, be and is hereby authorized from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund 7702 in object class 06 Capital Outlay per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 6.  That this Council hereby recognizes that this ordinance does not identify specific contractors or vendors for the expenditure purposes authorized herein and hereby delegates sole and final contracting decisions relative to the determination of lowest, best, most responsive and most responsible vendor(s) to the Director of Recreation and Parks. All contracts will be entered into in compliance with the relevant procurement provisions of the Columbus City Codes Chapter 329.

 

SECTION 7.  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 (10) days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.