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File #: 1699-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $556,676.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with safety, security, and lighting improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks to modify an existing contract with KNS Services, Inc. for continued security camera services and equipment; to authorize the transfer of $556,676.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund, to authorize the amendment of the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget; and to authorize the expenditure of $556,676.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($556,676.00)
Attachments: 1. Copy of Legislation - Safety Security and Lighting CIP AC 2021-2022 Phase 2 - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to set up an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $556,676.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with safety, security, and lighting improvements managed by the Recreation and Parks Department. These are expenditures that are intended to increase the safety in six target parks where lighting and safety issues have been reported. These locations include Barnett Park, Dodge Park, Driving Park, Far East Park, Saunders Park, and Bicentennial Park.

The intent is to move forward with the procurement of labor, materials, and equipment as soon as details are confirmed and finalized. Due to the extended lead time with some equipment and the urgent need for more surveillance and lighting at these locations, these expenditures will be made as soon as this funding is authorized. Proposals designed to increase the safety at these locations are in the process of being collected and evaluated. The Department wishes to move forward as soon as details are confirmed and this ordinance will provide the funding to keep these efforts progressing as quickly as possible. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of the Columbus City Codes Chapter 329.

Within the total authorization of the auditor’s certificate described herein, this ordinance will also authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to modify an existing contract with KNS Services, Inc. (KNS) for continued security camera services and equipment, as authorized by Ordinance 0164-2022 and 1333-2022. The modification amount being authorized by this ordinance is not to exceed $556,676.00, which is the same as the total value of the auditor’s certificate being authorized by this ordinance. The Department will modify the contract with KNS up to the total amount of this ordinance. KNS has provided surveillance system installation and repair for the department for ma...

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