Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

08/25/2015

Agenda Report # 18


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Learn to Swim donations and/or sponsorships

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation


Recommendation: Authorize the Columbus Parks and Recreation to accept donations for the duration of the program in the form of gift certificates, check, and cash from sponsors and individuals for the purpose of aiding the Learn to Swim Program that is currently starting at the Columbus Aquatic Center. 100% of the money will spent on any items or materials needed for the swim program.

Background: The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department applied for and received a grant to run a Learn to Swim program for kindergarten aged children to learn to swim at the Columbus Aquatic Center. While the grant covers part of the expenses, additional funds through sponsorships and donations will help with this program that teaches children to swim that might not otherwise have the opportunity to do so.

Analysis: Columbus Parks and Recreation provides a site and administration of the Learn to Swim Program. The Grant will fund other things such as staff, supplies, etc. The donations requested of money and supplies are provided by sponsors and individuals.

Financial Considerations: Donations will be provided by sponsors and individuals.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None are expected.

Legal Considerations: Approval of Council is required to receive any donations to this program.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing Columbus Parks and Recreation to collect donations for the Learn to Swim Program.


A RESOLUTION

NO.


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COLUMBUS PARKS AND RECREATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS IN THE FROM OF GIFT CERTIFICATES, CHECK AND CASH FROM SPONSORS AND INDIVIDUALS FOR THE LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM THAT IS A CURRENT PROGRAM HOLD AT THE COLUMBUS AQUATIC CENTER.

WHEREAS, the Columbus Aquatic Center Learn to Swim mission is “To create lifelong participants in aquatic activities for their health, safety, enjoyment and career opportunities.” Columbus Parks and Recreation will partner with the Muscogee County School District to help children in this program develop their swimming and water safety skills.

WHEREAS, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Muscogee County School District recognize the need for Learn to Swim programs. These donations and sponsorships will be used to help teach kindergarten students the necessary water safety and swimming skills.

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

Columbus Parks and Recreation is authorized to accept donations for the duration of the program in the form of gift certificates, check, and cash from sponsors and individuals for the Learn to Swim Program currently held at the Columbus Aquatic Center.



Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the day of 2015, 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