Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

01/26/2016

Agenda Report # 71


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Columbus Umpires Association

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize the use of Columbus Umpires Association as a vendor for officiating games with the Parks and Recreation Department.

Background: Columbus Umpires Association is the only ASA sanctioned umpires association within a close enough proximity to Columbus to officiate games five nights per week.

Analysis: The Parks and Recreation Department needs approval to utilize Columbus Umpires Association for all athletic events held within the department.

Financial Considerations: The current cost is $23.00 per umpire per game for adult league softball and $24.00 per game for senior league softball. This amount changes with trends in the industry and approval is needed to increase that payment as invoiced by Columbus Umpires Association. These costs are factored into the user fees to have a team in the league.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Umpire costs as it relates to the Athletic Division.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the usage of Columbus Umpires Association and the fees associated therewith.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the use of Columbus Umpires Association as the vendor for officiating games for Parks and Recreation and the costs associated therewith.

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPROVE THE USE OF COLUMBUS UMPIRES ASSOCIATION AS A VENDOR FOR OFFICIATING GAMES WITHIN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

WHEREAS, Columbus Umpires Association is the only ASA sanctioned umpires association within a close enough proximity to Columbus to officiate games five nights per week, and;

WHEREAS, the Parks and Recreation Department needs approval to utilize Columbus Umpires Association for all athletic events held within the department as a sole source vendor, and;

WHEREAS, the current cost is $23.00 per umpire per game for adult league softball and $24.00 per game for senior league softball. This amount changes with trends in the industry and approval is needed to increase that payment as invoiced by Columbus Umpires Association. These costs are factored into the user fees to have a team in the league.

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

That the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has approval to use Columbus Umpires Association as the vendor for officiating games within the department.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2016, 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 Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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