2012-62

ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN RAMP COMPANY FOR THE PHASE 2 OF THE SKATE PARK RAMP PROJECT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2011-49 authorized applying and administering the FY 2011 CDBG Formula Grant which includes relocating the half-pipe ramp at the Skate Park to Lincoln Park and purchasing and installing additional pieces of equipment, and

WHEREAS, Given the report provided by the Park Superintendent and Marion County Regional Planning, the them desired is of such unique nature that it is a specialty product with unique qualities and where there is only one manufacturer which is capable of producing the desired product, and to that end the Council after a complete and full review determines that pursuant to ORC 735.051 an emergency condition is present and warrants foregoing formal bidding and advertising.

WHEREAS, American Ramp Company (ARC) is the sole manufacturer of the Pro Series Ramp System which has a fastener free 7 gauge galvanized steel skate park ramp, and is the only manufacturer to offer a 20 year warranty with the Pro Series build method and a 20 year warranty is very advantageous to the City of Marion, and

WHEREAS, the ARC manufactured half pipe installed in Phase 1 of the skate board park must be relocated to Lincoln Park and connected to new equipment purchased in this 2nd Phase of the skate board park project, and utilizing another manufacturer’s product will negate the prior 20 year warranty.

WHEREAS, American Ramp Company has submitted the best price proposal of $47,700

BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:

Section 1. That the Safety Director be directed to enter into contract with American Ramp Company, 601 McKinley, Joplin, MO 64801 for the Skate Park Ramp Project.

Section 2. That said contract shall be payable up to $20.000 from the Community Development Block Grant FY 2011 Formula Program and up to $30,000 from a private donor to benefit the City of Marion Parks Dept.

Section 3. The FY 2011 Formula Grant requires that all work be completed by December 31, 2012.

Section 4. That this ordinance is hereby declared an emergency measure necessary for the welfare of the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof; and the project must be constructed and installed by year end 2012; and as such, shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and approval by the mayor, provided that it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council: otherwise it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

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Approved: Dave Edwards
President of Council

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

Attest;

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Clerk of Council