File #: 0497-2024    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2024 In control: Neighborhoods, Recreation, & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/25/2024 Final action: 3/27/2024
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Community Arts Project DBA The King Arts Complex to provide financial support toward community programming, facility operations and maintenance; and to authorize the expenditure of $125,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund. ($125,000.00)
Attachments: 1. King Arts Complex 2024 - Funding Template

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a grant agreement with the Community Arts Project DBA The King Arts Complex, for the period of April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2025. This agreement will allow the City to continue its financial support in 2024 for the programs offered at the Garfield School, as well as the operation and maintenance of the facility. Funding for these programs began in 1992 when the Community Arts Project began leasing the Garfield School from the Recreation and Parks Department. Since then, the entire community has benefited and will continue to benefit from the cultural and arts programming offered at the school. This support is in accordance with the relevant provisions of City Code Chapter 111.14 that relate to grant awards. This grant shall be paid in advance.

Principal Parties:
Community Arts Project Inc. DBA The King Arts Complex
867 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203

Benefits to the Public: Supporting The King Arts Complex provides citizen enrichment through cultural and arts programming.

Community Input Issues: The community has expressed a desire for cultural enrichment and programming available to residents through workshops, surveys, and direct contact with staff.

Area(s) Affected: Citywide (99) - The entire City of Columbus, Central Ohio, and beyond will benefit from the programming offered, adding to the quality of life for Complex users.

Master Plan Relation: This agreement supports the department’s Master Plan by enhancing the quality of life of our citizens through cultural and arts experiences. It will also help to ensure that facilities remain safe and user friendly.

Fiscal Impact: $125,000.00 is budgeted and available from within the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund 2285 to meet the financial obligations of this agreement; this legislation is contingent upon passage of Ordinance 3012-2023. No other funds will be used.


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