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File #: 1081-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Council Office for Signature
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the Linview Park Project and accept a grant in the amount of $46,505.00 with a minimum local match of $139,515.00; to authorize the appropriation of $46,505.00 in the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund; to authorize the amendment of the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget Ordinance; and to authorize the transfer of $139,515.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund. ($186,020.00)
Attachments: 1. Copy of Legislation - ODNR Grant Acceptance - Linview Park - FINAL - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for the Linview Park Project. This ordinance will also authorize the appropriation of grant and matching funds. The grant amount is $46,505.00 and the local match amount is $139,515.00. There is a total of $186,020.00 being authorized by this ordinance.

In June of 2020, the Recreation and Parks Department applied for grant funding through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources NatureWorks Program, as authorized by 0804-2020, to support the Linview Park Project. In December of 2021, the Department received notice that the grant was approved.

This project has been a collaboration between the Recreation and Parks Department and the Department of Public Utilities, through their Blueprint Columbus Program. Blueprint Columbus is an initiative that controls storm water in neighborhoods to prevent sanitary sewer flooding in homeowners’ basements and, as a result of controlling this sewer flooding, to improve the overall water quality in Columbus. As part of these efforts, this project will involve a retention basin to help control storm water in the Linden area. In addition to these benefits, Linview Park will become a 4.9 acre neighborhood park in the South Linden area of Columbus. The property has existing mature trees and a wetland that will be preserved as a part of the natural habitat in this dense urban neighborhood. Park amenities will include a shelter, playground, and outdoor classroom area. These amenities will be utilized by students at the nearby Centenary United Methodist Church and School, as well as the community as a whole.

Principal Parties:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229
Timothy Robinson, 614-265-6528, Office of Real Estate Management
Contract Compliance Number, Tax ID: 005089, 31-1334820
Expiration Date: N/A (...

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