Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

06/12/2018

Agenda Report # 132


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Donation for Cooper Creek Tennis Center

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 $90,000.00 to Cooper Creek Tennis Center to be used for adding Pickleball Courts to the facility. 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 the funds towards putting in these Pickleball courts at the tennis center 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: Approval is requested for the donation in the amount of $90,000.00 to be used towards installing Pickleball Courts at Cooper Creek Tennis Center.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT THE DONATION OF $90,000.00 FROM AN ANONYMOUS DONOR TO BE USED TOWARDS ADDING PICKLEBALL COURTS AT COOPER CREEK TENNIS CENTER.

WHEREAS, a citizen has donated $90,000.00 to Cooper Creek Tennis Center to be used to install Pickleball Courts 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.

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

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

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

That the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to accept $90,000.00 donated by an anonymous donor for use at Cooper Creek Tennis Center by installing Pickleball Courts.


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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