Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
|Funding Fiscal Year:||2013|
|Funding Source:||Park Sales Tax|
* City's portion of the agreement; mid-year appropriation
Project Description: The City will contribute $150,000 each towards gym expansion at the next two planned new elementary schools. In exchange for the City's contribution, the gyms will be larger, contain bleachers for spectator seating and consist of a flooring material that is suitable for various athletic games and practices for Parks and Recreation leagues. The City and Columbia Public Schools will enter an co-op agreement, wherein Parks and Recreation will have priority scheduling for youth sports games and practices during non-school hours in exchange for their funding contribution.
Project Manager: Gabe Huffington, Park Services Manager, 573-874-7202, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Project Status: Project was approved at the June 3, 2013 City Council Meeting. The City will make its first payment of $150,000 during the City's Fiscal Year 2014 upon completion of the first gymnasium construction and receipt of an invoice from Columbia Public Schools. The second new elementary school's gymnasium is anticipated to be constructed in 2015, with the school opening in 2016. A second payment will be made upon completion of gym construction and receipt of an invoice from Columbia Public Schools.