Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

01/08/2019

Agenda Report # 78


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Anonymous Additional Donation for Cooper Creek Pickleball Courts

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept a donation given by an anonymous donor for Cooper Creek Tennis Center.

Background: A citizen has requested to donate an additional $60,000.00 to Cooper Creek Tennis Center to be used for the addition of the Pickleball Courts to the facility. This additional money will be used to move the current hitting wall, aid in the building of the Pickleball courts and any other use the Parks and Recreation staff deem as needed. The donor has requested that there is no public attention to their name so they will remain anonymous at this time.

Analysis: The citizen has expressed a desire to put forward more funding for the Pickleball courts and all things association with it the funds as determined by the center supervisor and the Parks and Recreation Department. Staff has determined that this will be advantageous to the center due to the rising popularity of Pickleball and that these courts are much needed.

Financial Considerations: This will be at no cost to the City as it is a private donation.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None is expected.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the acceptance of this donation.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve the additional donation in the amount of $60,000.00 to be used towards installing Pickleball Courts and moving the hitting wall at Cooper Creek Tennis Center.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT THE DONATION OF $60,000.00 FROM AN ANONYMOUS DONOR TO BE USED TOWARDS ADDING PICKLEBALL COURTS AT COOPER CREEK TENNIS CENTER.

WHEREAS, A citizen has donated an additional $60,000.00 to Cooper Creek Tennis Center to be used to install Pickleball Courts, move the hitting wall and any other work needed at the Tennis Center. The donor has requested that there is no public attention to their name so they will remain anonymous at this time; and,

WHEREAS, the anonymous donor has expressed a desire to have this money used towards needs for the betterment of the Tennis Center by adding Pickleball Courts at the discretion of the Tennis Supervisor and Parks and Recreation Department; and,

WHEREAS, the citizen has donated this money and will be of no cost to the City.

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

That the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to accept $60,000.00 donated by an anonymous donor for use at Cooper Creek Tennis Center to aid in the building of the Pickleball Courts.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2019, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Crabb 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 B.H. "Skip" Henderson III, Mayor