Section 101-104 Ord. 16365; Calling for Bids RE: Construction of Improvements to the MKT Trailhead Park

Ordinance No.           16365               Council Bill No.           B 53-00            


declaring it is in the public interest to proceed with construction of improvements to the MKT Trailhead Park; approving plans and specifications for the improvements; calling for bids through the Purchasing Division; determining that a portion of the project shall be done by city employees; providing for payment for the improvement; appropriating funds; providing for compliance with the prevailing wage law; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.


    SECTION 1.  Subsequent to the adoption of a resolution by the City Council, declaring the necessity for construction of improvements to the MKT Trailhead Park and pursuant to the publication of the resolution in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the City of Columbia, Missouri, and the affidavit of publication filed; and after a public hearing as provided for in Section 75 of the Home Rule Charter, the Council finds and determines that construction of such improvements, including the clean-up and restoration of Flatbranch Creek, landscaping, walkways, gazebo,  benches, lighting, a restroom and historical markers, is necessary for the welfare and improvement of the city and that it is in the public interest that such improvements be made.

    SECTION 2.  The plans and specifications for these improvements filed in the office of the city clerk, are hereby approved, adopted and made a part hereof by reference as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.

    SECTION 3.  The City Manager, through the head of the purchasing division, is hereby authorized to call for bids for the installation of walkways, a  gazebo,  benches, lighting, a restroom and historical markers.  The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a contract for this improvement.  As deemed advisable by the City Manager pursuant to Section 70 of the City Charter, city employees shall be used for the removal of trees and landscaping.

    SECTION 4. Payment for this improvement shall be made from the public improvement fund, a National Recreation Trails grant, public donations, and such other funds as may be lawfully appropriated.

    SECTION 5.  The sum of $ 124,694.17 is hereby appropriated from the MKT Trail Donations Account No. 753-8500-480.53-15 and $ 4,000 from the Federal Revenues Account No. 440-0000-461.10-00 #C40079 to the MKT Development Project Account No. 440-8800-548.49-90 #C40079.    

    SECTION 6.  The City shall cause to be inserted into the contract a stipulation to the effect that not less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages, as found by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations of Missouri, shall be paid to all workers performing work under the contract. The contractor's bond shall include such provisions as will guarantee the faithful performance of the prevailing hourly wage clause, as provided by the contract.  The City shall also cause to be inserted into the contract a stipulation that all laborers and mechanics employed by the contractor or subcontractors in the performance of work under the contract shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act.

    SECTION 7.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this   6th   day of   March  , 2000.