Section 106-036; Ord. 18388; Determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with improvements at Nifong Park, Cosmo Park, Twin Lakes Recreation Area and American Legion Park; approving and adopting plans and specifications


Ordinance No.           18388                       Council Bill No.            B 8-05           


AN ORDINANCE

determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with improvements at Nifong Park, Cosmo Park, Twin Lakes Recreation Area and American Legion Park; approving and adopting plans and specifications; determining that the work shall be done by contract; calling for bids through the Purchasing Division; determining that a portion of the work shall be done by City employees; providing for payment for the improvements; providing for compliance with the prevailing wage law; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  The Council finds that the construction of improvements  at Nifong Park, Cosmo Park, Twin Lakes Recreation Area and American Legion Park, including (1) Renovating the Nifong Park animal pen fencing at an estimated cost of $15,000; (2) Earthwork for a remote control vehicle track and parking lot at Cosmo Park at an estimated cost of $17,000; (3) Fencing for the leash free dog area at Twin Lakes at an estimated cost of $8,000; and (4) Construction of a dual batting cage at American Legion Park at an estimated cost of $7,500, is necessary for the welfare and improvement of the City and that it is in the public interest such improvements be made.

    SECTION 2.  The plans and specifications for the improvements as prepared by the Department of Parks and Recreation and 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 construction of the improvements shall be done by contract in accordance with the plans and specifications, the laws of the State of Missouri, and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

    SECTION 4.  The City Manager, through the head of the purchasing division, is hereby authorized to call for bids and award contracts for the fencing at Twin Lakes Park and Nifong Park and the parking lot at Cosmo Park.  As deemed advisable by the City Manager, City employees shall be used to construct the other improvements.

    SECTION 5.  Payment for the improvements shall be made from the Annual Park Improvement Fund, and such other funds as may be lawfully appropriated.

    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.

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

    PASSED this 18th day of January, 2005.