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File #: 2041-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/13/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks enter into two lease agreements with Columbus City Schools (CCS) for two community playgrounds located at John Burroughs Elementary School and Linden Park; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into two lease agreements with Columbus City Schools (CCS) for two community playgrounds. The lease agreements will allow further partnership with Columbus City Schools as well as the West Side and Linden Communities. The lease agreements will involve two (2) separate projects.

The lease for the John Burroughs Elementary School, located at 551 S. Richardson Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43204, will be established for 2021 through 2031. The City of Columbus will be the lessee of this property owned by CCS. The City of Columbus will maintain the City assets, including the playground and shelter. This lease will facilitate the replacement of the existing playground and shelter that the City installed in 1998, with a 10 year lease agreement, which expired in 2008. The new lease agreement will allow for removal of older damaged equipment and replace with new equipment. The community, in attendance with meetings with community members and Civic Associations, have expressed concern for the lack of recreation within the community. The lease agreement will allow for the project to be successful.

The lease for the new playground installation at Linden Park and Community Center, located at 1350 Briarwood Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211, will also be established. The City of Columbus will be the lessor of this lease, as the City of Columbus owns the Linden Park and Community Center. This will be a new playground to support the Linden Community Center, the CCS’s Columbus Early Learning Center, and the Linden Community. Currently, the Columbus Early Learning Center does not have outdoor play equipment. This lease agreement will allow CCS to lease the playground and maintain the playground for use by The Columbus Early Learning Center. CCS will maintain the playground and associated fencing.

Principal Parties:
Columbus City Schools
270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215 ...

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