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Columbus City Council Meeting - January 26th, 2015

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    News
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    COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
    January 26, 2015

    BETTER HEALTH: Since 1974, Columbus Public Health has provided primary health care services to the underserved through contracts with community-based health centers. Since 1998, Columbus Public Health has contracted with Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. (CNHC), a not-for-profit corporation, to provide primary health care services to medically indigent patients at various neighborhood health centers. Ordinance 0095-2015, sponsored by Health and Human Services Committee chair Priscilla R. Tyson, authorizes the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. to provide primary health care and dental services at community-based health centers for a total amount of $4,799,110.00 for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

    SUPPORTING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS: The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) works with downtown property owners to create a clean, safe, welcoming environment for residents and visitors to the area. Businesses within a SID pay an addition tax in order to fund projects within its boundary. Small & Minority Business Development Committee chair Shannon G. Hardin is sponsoring ordinance 0016-2015 to return $1,900,000.00 collected from Capital Crossroads SID businesses.
    
    LIVINGSTON PARK IMPROVEMENTS: The City of Columbus will partner with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) for the completion of a second streetcar themed public artwork for Livingston Park. Ordinance 0163-2015, sponsored by Development Committee chair Michelle M. Mills will allow the expenditure of $41,750.00 to support the NDC’s effort. The NDC has worked with the Livingston Park Area Commission, neighborhoods and Nationwide Children’s Hospital on this project. They have raised $10,750.00 in grant funds for the artwork.

    SWEARING-IN CEREMONY: Councilmember Jaiza N. Page will hold a public swearing-in ceremony today at 4 pm in City Council Chambers.

    HONORING CCI: Councilmember Eileen Y. Paley, chair of the Administration Committee, is sponsoring resolution 0028X-2015 to congratulate CCI Engineering Services on their 30th year of business. CCI Engineering Services has been a successful City of Columbus Female Business Enterprise and has supplied the City of Columbus with high quality engineering services. They have also played a prominent role in establishing and growing engineering summer internship programs for disadvantaged and minority high school students.

    GREEN ENERGY: Eco Smart Choice is a program allows Columbus
    power customers to pay a percentage of their bill towards the use of
    green energy. Ordinance 0050-2015, sponsored by Utilities Committee
    chair Zach M. Klein, allows the City of Columbus to set up a system that
    will easily keep track of these payments.

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    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS<br>
    LIVINGSTON PARK IMPROVEMENTS: The City of Columbus will partner with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) for the completion of a second streetcar themed public artwork for Livingston Park. Ordinance 0163-2015, sponsored by Development Committee chair Michelle M. Mills will allow the expenditure of $41,750.00 to support the NDC’s effort. The NDC has worked with the Livingston Park Area Commission, neighborhoods and Nationwide Children’s Hospital on this project. They have raised $10,750.00 in grant funds for the artwork.

    Anyone familiar with what the first streetcar themed project is in the park?

    #1060820
    Heathercat42
    Heathercat42
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    The first sculpture isn’t in the park itself… it’s on the corner of Livingston and Nelson. If you go by there and see a red cut-out streetcar on the corner, that’s it.
    They want to do something similar IN the park for their 2nd project.

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    Graybeak
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    Unfortunately, this isn’t as clear as I would like.

    SUPPORTING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS: The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) works with downtown property owners to create a clean, safe, welcoming environment for residents and visitors to the area. Businesses within a SID pay an addition tax in order to fund projects within its boundary. Small & Minority Business Development Committee chair Shannon G. Hardin is sponsoring ordinance 0016-2015 to return $1,900,000.00 collected from Capital Crossroads SID businesses.

    Is this to return it from the SID to the city, or to refund it to the businesses?
    Because that could be useful.

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    rory
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    Did they run out of project ideas? Couldn’t they plant some street trees, public art, a bench here and there.

    #1060927

    heresthecasey
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    The agenda is poorly worded, they are simply turning over the money collected from property owners by the city to the SID itself.

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