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File #: 1321-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $250,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with park improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize the expenditure of $250,000.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Copy of Legislation - Parks CIP AC 2021-2022 - FINAL - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to set up an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $250,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with park improvements managed by the Recreation and Parks Department. These are unanticipated expenditures that may include, but are not limited to, items such as signage, lighting, landscaping, drainage, surveys, design, administrative fees, hard surfaces, equipment, fencing, and various emergency repairs. 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 park users to a minimum and allowing safety issues that arise to be addressed in a timely manner. It is important to have this funding available to address unanticipated needs when they arise.

Benefits to the Public: Having this funding in place for unanticipated needs as they arise will benefit the community by helping to ensure parks are safe, accessible, and user friendly. This funding will also keep the impact on park visitors 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 parks and amenities through public workshops, social media, and direct contact with City staff.

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

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

Fiscal Impact: $250,000.00 is budgeted and available from and within the Recreation and Parks Vot...

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