Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

06/09/2015

Agenda Report # 119


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Donation of Exercise Equipment to Gallops Senior Center

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept one Reebok Treadmill V8.90 and one Gazelle Freestyle Crosstrainer Glider from a senior who is a member of Gallops Seniors Center.

Background: The member has stated that he would like to donate these items to the center for others to enjoy while using our exercise room. The approximate cost of each item is $1,299.00 for the treadmill and $300.00 for the glider. Seniors can benefit tremendously from regular exercise. Seniors have even more to gain than younger people by becoming more active because they are at higher risk for the health problems that physical activity can prevent.

Analysis: Parks and Recreation is requesting to receive the two items indicated to use in the center for all participants.

Financial Considerations: This will be at no cost to the City as it is a private donation.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None is expected.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve this donation.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the donation of one Reebok Treadmill and one Gazelle Freestyle Crosstrainer Glider to be used by all participants who visit Gallops Senior Center.



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT THE DONATION OF ONE REEBOK TREADMILL V8.90 AND ONE GAZELLE FREESTYLE CROSSTRAINER GLIDER TO BE USED IN THE CENTER’S WEIGHT ROOM.

WHEREAS, Gallops Senior Center would like to accept the donation of one Reebok Treadmill V8.90 and one Gazelle Freestyle Crosstrainer Glider to be placed in the center’s weight room for all participants to use; and,

WHEREAS, a healthier heart, stronger bones, improved appearance and flexibility are just some of the benefits of exercising, especially for seniors; and,

WHEREAS, seniors have even more to gain than younger people by becoming more active because they are at higher risk for the health problems that physical activity can prevent; and,

WHEREAS, exercise is beneficial in preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s; and,

WHEREAS, exercise may delay or prevent many diseases associated with aging, such as diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease, stroke, and others, and may reduce overall death and hospitalization rates, according to the National Institute of Aging.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to accept one Reebok Treadmill V8.90 and one Gazelle Freestyle Crosstrainer Glider, donated by a private donor, to place in the Gallops Seniors Center weight room for all participants to use.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor