ADOPTED - FEBRUARY 8, 2005

Agenda Item No. 13

 

Introduced by the County Services and Finance Committees of the:

 

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN IRRIGATION WELL

AT HAWK ISLAND COUNTY PARK

 

RESOLUTION #05-030

 

WHEREAS, the water currently used for irrigation at Hawk Island County Park is supplied by the Board of Water and Light at a cost of approximately $25,000 per year; and

 

WHEREAS, it has been determined that a well could be drilled for between $36,000 and $50,000, with annual operating costs of approximately $3,000 per year; and

 

WHEREAS, the cost of the construction of a well would be paid for by the reduction in water costs in approximately two years; and

 

WHEREAS, construction of the well would result in an ongoing savings of approximately $22,000 per year for the life of the system; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ingham County Parks Board has recommended that the construction of the well be authorized and that† $22,000 be transferred from its Utility Line Item to the Parks Department Capital Improvement Fund for well construction; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ingham County Parks Board has requested that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners approve the construction of the well and authorize an appropriation of up to $28,000 from the Contingency Account to fund the remainder of the cost.

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes the construction of a well at Hawk Island County Park for irrigation purposes.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners authorizes the transfer of up to $28,000 from the Contingency Fund, and $22,000 from the Parks Departmentís Utilities line item budget to the Parks Departmentís Capital Improvement Fund for this purpose.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the base operating costs of the Parks Department for utilities will be permanently reduced by $22,000 annually as a result of this action.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Controller is authorized to make the necessary budget adjustments and to transfer up to $28,000 from the Contingency Account, with the exact amount to be determined at the time of bid award.

 

COUNTY SERVICES:†† Yeas:† Celentino,† De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers

††††††† Nays:† None††††††††††††††† Absent:† Copedge†††††††† Approved 2/1/05

 

FINANCE:Yeas:† Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan

†††††††††† Nays:† None†††††††††††††† Absent:† None†††††††† Approved 2/2/05