M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 9/18/2018 - Ordinance No. 23391-09-2018

DATE: 9/18/2018 REFERENCE NO.: G-19373 LOG NAME: 802018TENNISCOURTS
CODE: G TYPE: NON-CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Acceptance of a Monetary Donation from the Fort Worth Tennis Association in the Amount of $44,400.00 for Tennis Court Improvements at Five Parks and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (COUNCIL DISTRICTS 2, 3, 7 and 9)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Authorize the acceptance of $44,400.00 from the Fort Worth Tennis Association; and

2. Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Special Donations Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $44,400.00 for the purpose of funding improvements at eleven tennis courts.

 
DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the acceptance, appropriation, and use of a monetary donation from the Fort Worth Tennis Association (FWTA), in the amount of $44,400.00, for tennis court improvements at five parks.

The FWTA is a volunteer-based non-profit Community Tennis Association of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).  The FWTA's mission is to develop and promote the growth of tennis in Fort Worth, emphasize the development of tennis skills, sportsmanship, self-reliance and leadership qualities in participants, while encouraging the well-being and health of Fort Worth residents through tennis.  The FWTA raised funds and received donations for improvements.

The Park & Recreation Department (PARD) was approached by FWTA regarding the need and desire to improve several of the City's existing tennis facilities in an effort to grow the game of tennis.

In January 2018, the FWTA sought out and was subsequently awarded a grant through the USTA. The USTA grant awarded $1,750.00 per court to be renovated, of eleven courts, for a total grant commitment of $19,250.00.  In addition to the USTA grant they received, the FWTA has agreed to donate $25,150.00, for a total donation in the amount of $44,400.00.

On June 12, 2018, (M&C G-19305) City Council authorized the appropriation of $35,000.00 in General Capital Project Funds for tennis court improvements at various sites. The sites and number of courts to be resurfaced are as follows:

        Como Community Center Park – 1 court
        Kellis Park – 2 courts
        Monticello Park – 2 courts
        Northside Park – 4 courts
        Western Hills Park – 2 courts
        5 sites, 11 courts

The Park & Recreation Advisory Board endorsed the acceptance of the donation of these improvements on August 22, 2018 at its regularly-scheduled meeting.

Como Community Center Park is located in Council District 3; Kellis Park is located in Council District 9; Monticello Park is located in Council District 7; Northside Park is located in Council District 2; and Western Hills Park is located in Council District 3.

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.
 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the current capital budget, as appropriated of the Special Donations Capital Projects Fund. The department has the responsibility to validate the availability of funds prior to an expenditure being made.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Richard Zavala (5704)
Additional Information Contact:
David Creek (5744)
Scott Penn (5750)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  802018TENNISCOURTS _30105_AO18.docx