COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

2/18/03

 

 

SUBJECT: FINAL READING ORDINANCE 2003-O-046

CONSIDERATION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN ADOPT-A-PARK AGREEMENT WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GAINING ACTIVE SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY IN BEAUTIFYING OUR CITY PARKS AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT $3,000  DONATIONS YEARLY AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS IN LIEU OF FROM ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAM AND AMEND THE CITY OF LAREDO FISCAL YEAR 2003 GENERAL FUND BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING $18,000 IN REVENUES AND APPROPRIATING $18,000 IN EXPENDITURES FOR YEARLY MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS AT ADOPTED PARK SITES.

 

INITIATED BY:

Larry Dovalina

City Manager

 

STAFF SOURCE:

Horacio De Leon

Parks and Recreation Director

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

City Council approved similar Adopt-A-Park agreements in April, 20, 1998.

BACKGROUND:              

 

The Adopt-A-Park program was last implemented in 1999 and is being reintroduced in an effort to pursue public-private collaborations in order to serve the community at large. Proposed program activities may include beautification projects, clean up efforts and may also include the addition of recreational equipment to an adopted park site or a sponsored play day at the park. These activities will encourage the community to utilize the park facilities, as well as, take pride in them.

 

All activities are coordinated with the Parks and Recreation Department and any proposed development of an area will require prior department approval.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

The General Fund will be amended as follows:

 

 

Annual Budget

FY 2003

Proposed

Amendment

Amended

Budget 2003

General Fund:

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 Contributions       101-0000-372-1000

$0

$18,000

$18,000

 

 

 

 

Expenditures:

 

 

 

 Minor Apparatus  101-3116-552-2400

$0

$18,000

$18,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                              

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: 

Recommends approval.

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 

Recommends approval.

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 2003-O-046

 

CONSIDERATION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN ADOPT-A-PARK AGREEMENT WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GAINING ACTIVE SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY IN BEAUTIFYING OUR CITY PARKS AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT $3,000  DONATIONS YEARLY AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS IN LIEU OF FROM ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAM AND AMEND THE CITY OF LAREDO FISCAL YEAR 2003 GENERAL FUND BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING $18,000 IN REVENUES AND APPROPRIATING $18,000 IN EXPENDITURES FOR YEARLY MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS AT ADOPTED PARK SITES.

 

WHEREAS, the Adopt-A-Park program will encourage active community participation in the beautification of our city parks; and

 

WHEREAS, donations to our parks will provide for needed improvements and facilitate the programming of clean up efforts and beautification projects; and

 

WHEREAS, the City maintains the city parks to provide more leisure activities for the citizenry and to improve the quality of life; and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing will be held and the ordinance introduced.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

SECTION 1. The City Manager may enter into Adopt-A-Park agreements with community organizations to encourage active participation from the community in beautifying city parks.

 

SECTION 2. The City Manager may accept donations for adopted park sites on behalf of the City of Laredo.

 

SECTION 3. The General Fund is hereby amended as follows:

 

 

Annual Budget

FY 2003

Proposed

Amendment

Amended

Budget 2003

General Fund:

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 Contributions       101-0000-372-1000

$0

$18,000

$18,000

 

 

 

 

Expenditures:

 

 

 

 Minor Apparatus  101-3116-552-2400

$0

$18,000

$18,000

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THE ________ DAY OF  ____________________, 2002.

 

ATTEST:

 

_____________________________              By: ________________________________

Gustavo Guevara,                                             The Honorable,

City Secretary                                                  Elizabeth G. Flores, Mayor

 

 

                                                            Approved as to Form:

                                                                        Jaime Flores

                                                                        City Attorney

 

 

                        By: ________________________________

                                                                        Allan McGraw

                                                                        Assistant City Attorney