Section 110-036; Ord. 20176; Determining it is in the public interest to construct improvements at Douglass Park

Ordinance No. 20176                            Council Bill No. B 15-09


determining it is in the public interest to construct improvements at Douglass 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 project shall be done by city employees; providing for payment for the improvement; authorizing the City Manager to obtain, execute and record all documents necessary for the improvement; providing for compliance with the prevailing wage law and state-mandated construction safety training; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring the necessity of constructing improvements at Douglass Park; and

    WHEREAS, the resolution was published in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the city; and

    WHEREAS, the City Council has held a public hearing on construction of the improvements.


    SECTION 1.    The Council finds that the construction of improvements at Douglass Park, including improvements to the baseball/softball field fencing, spectator area, walkways, re-grading of the infield and outfield and electrical conduit and park lighting improvements, in the City of Columbia, Missouri, 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 the improvements, as prepared by the Director of Parks and Recreation and filed in the office of the City Clerk, are hereby approved and made a part of this ordinance by reference.

    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 Purchasing Agent is hereby authorized to call for bids and execute a contract for the grading, concrete and fence work.  As deemed advisable by the City Manager, city employees shall be used for seeding and the installation of electrical conduit and park lighting.

    SECTION 5.    Payment for the improvements shall be made from Park Sales Tax Funds and such other funds as may be lawfully appropriated.

    SECTION 6.    The City Manager is authorized to obtain, execute and have recorded all licenses, easements, deeds and any other conveyances or instruments necessary for the City to complete the improvements.

    SECTION 7.    The contract for the improvement shall provide 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 guarantee the faithful performance of the prevailing hourly wage clause in the contract.

    SECTION 8.    The bid specifications and contract for the improvement shall provide that the contractor and any subcontractor shall provide a ten-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction safety program (or a similar program approved by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations) for all employees working on-site.  All employees working on the site of the improvement are required to complete the safety program within 60 days of beginning work on the improvement project.

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

    PASSED this 20th day of January, 2009.