Section 107-064; Ord. 18882; Determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with improvements to the Garth Nature Area; approving and adopting plans and specifications


Ordinance No. 18882                            Council Bill No. B 27-06

     AN ORDINANCE

determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with improvements to the Garth Nature Area; approving and adopting plans and specifications; 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 improvement; providing for compliance with the prevailing wage law; authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the State of Missouri; appropriating funds; 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 to the Garth Nature Area, including site grading, trail construction, wetland construction, bench installation, interpretive signage and planting of trees and native plant materials, is necessary for the welfare and improvement of the City and that it is in the public interest such improvement 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 earthwork for construction of the wetland areas, wildlife observation areas and trails shall be done by contract in accordance with the plans and specifications adopted therefor, 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 earthwork for construction of the wetland areas, wildlife observation areas and trails.  As deemed advisable by the City Manager, City employees shall be used to construct the other improvements.  

    SECTION 5.    Payment for this improvement shall be made from a Recreational Trails Program Grant, Park Sales Tax Funds, 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.    The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute an agreement with the State of Missouri for a Recreational Trails Program Grant.  The form and content of the agreement shall be substantially as set forth in "Exhibit A" attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.

    SECTION 8.    The sum of $42,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Federal Revenue Account No. 440-0000-461.10-00 C00243 to the Garth Nature Area Development Account No. 440-8800-548.49-90 C00243.

    SECTION 9.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 6th day of February, 2006.