Section 101-020 Res. 4-00; Setting a Public Hearing RE: Construction of Improvements at Field Neighborhood Park


Council Bill No.          R 4-00          

A RESOLUTION

    declaring the necessity for construction of improvements at Field Neighborhood Park; stating the nature of and the estimate of the cost thereof; providing that payment for the improvement shall be made from Community Development Block Grant Funds; and setting a public hearing.

    SECTION 1.  The City Council deems that the construction of improvements at Field Neighborhood Park is necessary to the welfare and improvement of the City.  Park improvements would include grading; landscaping; purchase and installation of playground equipment, benches, café tables and fencing; and construction of a retaining wall and walkways.  The Council is considering the following three options for development of the southwest corner of the park:

Option 1:  The building at the intersection of Rangeline and Wilkes would be demolished and extensive landscaping would be installed.

Option 2:  The building at the intersection of Rangeline and Wilkes would be restored by the City and used for community purposes.

Option 3:  The building at the intersection of Rangeline and Wilkes would be leased to the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association or some other interested group that would plan the renovation and operation of the building and seek funding through donations, grants, tax credits and volunteer efforts.

    SECTION 2.  The estimated cost of the improvement are as follows:

Option 1:  Total estimated development cost is $82,578 which includes $10,000 in City employee labor.

Option 2:  Total estimated development cost is $202,855 which includes $67,505 for park improvements, $125,350 for building renovation and $10,000 for City employee labor.

Option 3:  Total estimated development cost is $77,578.

    SECTION 3.  Payment for this improvement shall be made from the Community Development Block Grant Funds, and such other funds as may be lawfully appropriated.

    SECTION 4.  This resolution shall be published in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the City of Columbia for seven (7) consecutive insertions, and a public hearing in respect to this improvement will be held in the Council Chamber of the Daniel Boone Building, 701 E. Broadway, Columbia, Missouri, at 7:00 p.m. on January 18, 2000.