Add-On
Agenda Item # 8

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

May 22, 2018

Agenda Report # 125


To: Mayor and Council

Subject: Memorandum of Understanding Body Evolution Gym

Initiated By: Parks and Recreation Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Body Evolution Gym wherein Body Evolution Gym will help maintain, promote and raise money for funding to improve Theo McGhee Park located at 1140 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department.

Background: Body Evolution Gym has expressed a desire to help with a local park to give back to the community. The park selected is Theo McGhee Park and Body Evolution Gym will help maintain, promote and conduct fundraisers to raise money to improve the park. The goal of Body Evolution Gym is to replace and/or repair the existing playground destroyed by vandalism.

Analysis: This MOU will continue until midnight on April 31, 2019. Either party may terminate this MOU upon 30 days advance written notice to the other party.

Financial Considerations: The MOU will address all costs to the City.

Legal Considerations: Council must authorize the Memorandum of Understanding.

Recommendation: Approve the resolution authorizing execution of the Memorandum of Understanding with Body Evolution to maintain, promote and raise funds to upgrade/repair/replace items at Theo McGhee Park.

Body Evolution MOU.pdfBody Evolution MOU.pdf

A RESOLUTION
NO. #________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH BODY EVOLUTION GYM WHEREIN BODY EVOLUTION GYM WILL HELP MAINTAIN, PROMOTE AND HAVE FUNDRAISERS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THEO MCGHEE PARK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

WHEREAS, The Body Evolution Gym is going to provide labor, materials and associated costs with maintaining, promoting and fundraising for Theo McGhee Park; and,

WHEREAS, members of Body Evolution Gym have expressed a desire to give back to the Community through efforts of improving Theo McGhee Park; and,

WHEREAS, donations, upkeep, additions, improvements and maintenance of the park will provide citizens in that area a park to utilize; and,

WHEREAS, entering into this Memorandum of Understanding will provide a partnership that will bring about improvements to this park.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Body Evolution Gym wherein Body Evolution Gym will maintain, upkeep, donate, promote and provide funds for the improvement of Theo McGhee Park.
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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 Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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