Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

01/23/2018

Agenda Report # 68


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Donations for a Community Garden at Gallops Senior Center

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept donations in the form of gift certificates, check, cash and/or labor from sponsors and individuals for the purpose of building and maintaining a Garden of Giving at Gallops Senior Center.

Background: The main concept of this garden at Gallops Senior Center is to give Veterans dealing with PTSD a therapeutic activity. It will be called the Garden of Giving. The harvest will be used by the seniors at Gallops and any and all organizations and individuals are welcome.

Analysis: This garden will be used for the seniors and community that utilize Gallops Senior Center.

Financial Considerations: Columbus Parks and Recreation provides a site, staff, and administration of each programs. The donations of money and supplies are provided by sponsors and individuals.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None is expected.

Legal Considerations: Approval of Council is requested for these City Sponsored events and programs.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing Columbus Parks and Recreation to collect donations for The Garden of Giving at Gallops Senior Center.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COLUMBUS PARKS AND RECREATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS IN THE FORM OF GIFT CERTIFICATES, CHECK, CASH AND/OR LABOR FROM SPONSORS AND INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A COMMUNITY GARDEN AT GALLOPS SENIOR CENTER TO BE KNOWN AS THE GARDEN OF GIVING.

WHEREAS, citizens have expressed a desire to have a Community Garden located at Gallops Senior Center; and,

WHEREAS, several companies and individuals have expressed an interest in donating time and/or services to this garden; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus Parks and Recreation provides a site, staff, and administration of each programs. The donations of money and supplies are provided by sponsors and individuals.

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

Columbus Parks and Recreation is authorized to accept donations in the form of gift certificates, check, cash and/or labor from sponsors and individuals for the purpose of building and maintaining a community garden at Gallops Senior Center. 100% of the donations will be used for the Community Garden at Gallops Senior Center.


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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 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