Series 103 2002 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 103-135 Policy Res. 47-02A; Establishing Policies for the City's Percent for Art Program
Council Bill No. PR 47-02A
A POLICY RESOLUTION
establishing policies for the Citys Percent for
WHEREAS, the City Council by Policy Resolution PR 70-97 created a Percent for
Program in order to commission art for placement throughout the City in public places for the
beautification, enhancement and benefit of the City; and
WHEREAS, the experience gained with the program over the past several years
program and its administration could be improved.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA,
MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Policy Resolution PR 70-97 is hereby repealed and replaced
with this resolution.
SECTION 2. Where fiscally appropriate and legally permissible,
the City shall set aside one
percent (1%) of the cost of all above ground capital improvement projects which exceed
$1,000,000 (including costs for architects and engineers but excluding land costs) to fund the
creation and placement of public art according to the guidelines set out in this resolution.
SECTION 3. For purposes of this resolution, capital improvement
projects mean the
a. construction of buildings and structures such as City
offices, administration buildings, fire
and police stations, airport terminals, recreation centers.
b. construction or expansion of utilities such as power
plants, electric substations, water
plants and above ground reservoirs, water towers, waste water treatment plants, bus stations,
parking structures and lots.
c. construction or renovations to maintenance facilities
for public works and utilities,
recycling centers and transfer stations.
d. construction, renovations or expansions to parks,
playgrounds, swimming pools, trails and
e. capital improvement projects shall not include: wells,
above ground pump stations and lift
stations, streets, roads or bridges, lakes, wetland cells, storm water detention facilities or radio
SECTION 4. For purposes of this resolution, public art includes
permanent or portable
pieces located on public property, arts integrated into the design of a public facility and garden
SECTION 5. Where feasible, amounts set aside for public art in connection
with a capital
improvement project shall be spent on public art which enhances the project and funds set aside
for public art from a utility shall be spent on art which enhances the utility. No more than three
public art projects shall be initiated during any one fiscal year. Each fiscal year an adequate
amount shall be budgeted for the maintenance of existing public art.
SECTION 6. There is hereby established a Commission on Cultural Affairs
Committee on Public Art. The Committee shall consist of two members of the Commission on
Cultural Affairs chosen by that Commission, one of whom shall serve as chair; a member of the
Planning and Zoning Commission chosen by that commission; and two artists and one member of
the business community appointed by the City Council. Current members of the Standing
Committee on Public Art shall continue serving on the Committee until June 30, 2002.
Thereafter, members shall serve three years staggered terms. In order to establish staggered
terms, the Commission on Cultural Affairs shall appoint to the Standing Committee on Public
Art one of its members to serve a three year term and another of its members to serve a one year
term beginning on July 1, 2002. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall appoint one of its
members to serve a two year term on the Standing Committee beginning on July 1, 2002. The
City Council shall appoint to the Standing Committee on Public Art for terms beginning on July
1, 2002, one member to serve a three year term, one member to serve a two year term and one
member to serve a one year term. After initial appointments, all members shall be appointed for
three year terms, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for unexpired terms only.
Members shall serve until their replacements are appointed.
In addition to the regular members of the Standing Committee, up to three temporary
additional members may be appointed for any specific public art project to serve until the public
art work has been accepted by the City. The Commission may appoint two of the additional
members; one shall be a representative of the neighborhood for the proposed site and the other
shall be an appropriate artist/expert. At the request of the Commission, the City Manager may
appoint as one of the additional members a representative of the appropriate City department.
The Committee shall receive City staff assistance as directed by the City Manager.
SECTION 7. The City Manager and staff shall use the following process
Percent for the Arts Projects:
a. The City Manager shall indicate on the Capital Improvements
Plan submitted in the
proposed annual budget those projects which meet the general criteria for Percent for Art.
b. The Capital Improvements Plan shall be forwarded to
the Cultural Affairs Commission
and Standing Committee on Public Art for their recommendations and priorities, which shall be
forwarded to the City Council.
c. The City Council, by resolution, shall determine which
CIP projects shall have a Percent
for Art component and will authorize City staff to begin developing the public art component.
SECTION 8. The final decision as to the type of art, location of the art,
the work of art to be
commissioned and the cost of the art shall rest solely with the City Council.
ADOPTED this 4th day of March, 2002.