WHEREAS, CORTA, CSU and the City has met to discuss the expansion of Cooper Creek Tennis Center; and,
WHEREAS, CORTA and CSU have expressed a desire to enter into an agreement with the City to complete a proposed expansion of Cooper Creek Tennis Center; and,
WHEREAS, the proposed expansion has been estimated to cost $5,374,637; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has been asked to contribute up to $1,500,000 of the estimated expansion costs; and,
WHEREAS, this project is one of the capital projects in the 2008 LOST presentations to be funded with the proceeds of the LOST. The balance of the funding needed for construction will come from private funds; and,
WHEREAS, management of the courts would be through Parks and Recreation similar to the management of the current courts with CSU being provided reserved time for practice and matches for which they would pay an annual fee; and,
WHEREAS, the expansion will provide badly needed tennis courts, restroom and concession areas to accommodate the increased participation in league play and tournaments for upcoming seasons.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute an Agreement, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit 1, with Columbus Regional Tennis Association and Columbus State University for the expansion of Cooper Creek Tennis Center and to spend funds up to $1,500,000 for said expansion.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _______________ day of ___________ 2013, 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 Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor