Section 107-221; Ord. 18978; Determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with improvements at park property located between The ARC and West Junior High School, and to the Cliff Drive Park and Bear Creek Neighborhood Park


Ordinance No. 19878                            Council Bill No. B 121-06

     AN ORDINANCE

determining that it is in the public interest to proceed with improvements at park property located between The ARC and West Junior High School, and to the Cliff Drive Park and Bear Creek Neighborhood 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 park property located between The ARC and West Junior High School, and to the Cliff Drive Park and Bear Creek Neighborhood Park, including (1) joint City/School project to replace fencing between The ARC and West Junior High School at an estimated cost of $12,000; (2) install play equipment and a picnic area at Cliff Drive Park at an estimated cost of $10,000; and (3) replace a wooden shelter with a pre-fabricated steel shelter at Bear Creek Neighborhood Park at an estimated cost of $13,000, are 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 a contract for the installation of the play equipment at Cliff Drive Park.  The School District shall remove the existing fence and install a new fence on park property located between The ARC and West Junior High School.  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 3rd day of April, 2006.