RESOLUTION NO. 779
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, ACCEPTING THE DONATION OF A LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES PLAY STRUCTURE FOR HOMESTEAD PARK, AND PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION AND INSTALLATION OF THAT STRUCTURE, INCLUDING A DONOR RECOGNITION PLAQUE, WITH FUNDS DONATED BY THE FRIENDS OF HOMESTEAD PARK, AND APPROVING A TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET OF UP TO $38,160.00, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT
WHEREAS, the City acquired the property that now comprises Homestead Park in 1998, for public use and enjoyment; and
WHEREAS, shortly after the acquisition, a number of community members, including City Council Members, began to volunteer together, working diligently in the Park to improve and maintain it, as well as raising funds which were donated to the City for improvements to Homestead Park, calling themselves collectively the "Friends of Homestead Park;” and
WHEREAS, the funds donated for improvements to Homestead Park have been retained in a special restricted fund, to be expended only for donor-specified improvements to Homestead Park; and
WHEREAS, a planned children's play structure in Homestead Park's open space area has been included in the Homestead Park Master Plan since 1999, and is identified as a "priority project” in the adopted Capital Improvement Plan for the Park; and
WHEREAS, in 2014, the long-time participants in the work of the Friends of Homestead Park sent a letter to the City, specifying their desire that the City should utilize the remaining funds they donated to Homestead Park, which total approximately $38,160.00, for the long-planned play structure, including a specified brand and type of play structure; and
WHEREAS, City staff estimates the cost of acquiring and installing the preferred play structure will be between approximately $33,000.00 and up to $38,160.00, from the Homestead Park donations fund; and
WHEREAS, the City Council finds it in the best interests of the City to accept the donation of the Landscape Structures play structure from the Friends of Homestead Park and acquire and provide for the installation of the specified structure;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Incorporation of Recitals. The above recitals are hereby incorporated herein as if set forth in full.
Section 2. Approval of Project. The City Council hereby accepts the donation of the Landscape Structures play structure from the Friends of Homestead Park, and approves a total project budget for acquisition and installation, including a donor recognition plaque, of up to $38,160.00, from the Homestead Park donations fund.
Section 3. Completion of Transaction. The City Manager is authorized to take and execute any additional measures or documents that may be necessary to complete this transaction, which are consistent with the terms of this Resolution.
Section 4. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the City Council.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 2, 2015.
Denise McCluskey, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney