Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

11/27/2018

Agenda Report # 58


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Cooper Creek Park Sidewalk

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with CORTA for the addition of a sidewalk at Cooper Creek Tennis Center.

Background: The City has been in a partnership with CORTA for several years concerning promoting the game of tennis to the surrounding area. Cooper Creek Tennis Center is the home of this partnership. With a recent expansion project twelve hard courts and ten clay courts were added to the Tennis Center.

The tennis complex is lacking a sidewalk near the newly built courts, restroom facility and concession areas. This agreement will add an ADA compliant sidewalk at Cooper Creek Tennis Center. This is for safety reasons for the patrons utilizing Cooper Creek Tennis Center when crossing the road to the newly expanded courts.

Analysis: The expansion of Cooper Creek Tennis Center is a public/private partnership that is projected to have a significant impact on promoting tennis in Columbus. The City's partnership with CORTA will continue to provide a premier competition facility for collegiate, high school, and recreational tennis tournaments.

Financial Considerations: The total cost of this project is $31,808.00. The City will contribute up to $15,904.00 for this project from OLOST ROAD Infrastructure Project 92020 Cooper Creek ADA.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None is expected.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has reviewed the agreement and approved as to form. Council must approve the agreement with the City and CORTA.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve the execution of the agreement with CORTA for the addition of an ADA sidewalk at Cooper Creek Tennis Center.
A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH COLUMBUS REGIONAL TENNIS ASSOCIATION (CORTA) FOR THE ADDITION OF A SIDEWALK AT COOPER CREEK TENNIS CENTER.

WHEREAS, CORTA and the Parks and Recreation Department have met to discuss the addition of a sidewalk at Cooper Creek Tennis Center; and,

WHEREAS, CORTA and the City have expressed a desire to enter into an agreement with the City to complete a sidewalk at Cooper Creek Tennis Center; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed expansion has been estimated to cost $31,808.00; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has been asked to fund one-half of the estimated costs; and,

WHEREAS, the City has agreed to pay up to $15,904.00 for this project; and,

WHEREAS, the expansion will provide a badly needed ADA compliant sidewalk at Cooper Creek Tennis Center.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute an Agreement with Columbus Regional Tennis Association for the addition of a sidewalk at Cooper Creek Tennis Center and to spend funds up to $15,904.00.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2018, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor