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File #: 1191-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to set up a certificate in the amount of $150,000.00 for the purchase of equipment for the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to enter into various contracts for the purchase of equipment on behalf of the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the amendment of the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Forestry Equipment 2020-2021 - FINAL - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to set up a certificate in the amount of $150,000.00 for the purchase of equipment for the Recreation and Parks Department. These purchases will be made through the City of Columbus Purchasing Office. All bids will be obtained and contracts awarded in compliance with the relevant provisions of the Columbus City Code, Chapter 329. This ordinance will set up all of the funding required to enter into contracts with the vendors on an as-needed basis. Competitive bids will be solicited and opened by the Purchasing Office, obtained through any current universal term contract, or state term contract as authorized by ordinance number 582-87. The new equipment will replace aging equipment used by the Forestry Section of the Recreation and Parks Department.

The list below outlines the equipment expected to be purchased as soon as possible as a result of this ordinance:

Forestry:
Two (2) Tip Trailers - Estimated expenditure: $8,000.00
One (1) Dump Trailer - Estimated expenditure: $9,000.00
One (1) Water Tank - Estimated expenditure: $7,000.00
One (1) Stump Cutter - Estimated expenditure: $20,000.00
One (1) Dingo Narrow Track - Estimated expenditure: $21,000.00
One (1) Woods Mower Deck - Estimated expenditure: $10,000.00
One (1) John Deere Gator - Estimated expenditure: $15,000.00
One (1) Dump Truck Upfit - Estimated expenditure: $40,000.00
One (1) Stake Dump with Dump Upfit - Estimated expenditure: $20,000.00
Estimated Total: $150,000.00

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is being requested in order to have this equipment delivered and available during the 2021 summer season. This ordinance is establishing the funding required for the equipment being purchased. Equipment will be ordered immediately upon the approval of this ordinance and resulting purchase orders.

Benefits to the Public: Trees and parkland maintained by the city enhance the quality of life of our citizens. The equipment will al...

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