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File #: 19-337    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action: 7/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept Volunteer Labor and Donated Materials Valued at Approximately $4,400 from Correct Craft to Repair Applegate Park Zoo Exhibit Barrier Fencing, Touch-Up Painting of the Facility, Removing and Replacing the Existing Bulletin Board, and Constructing a New Bulletin Board REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving acceptance of labor and materials valued at approximately $4,400 for Applegate Park Zoo improvements from Correct Craft. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting a donation from Correct Craft for volunteer labor and materials valued at approximately $4,400 for improvements to Applegate Park Zoo.
Report Prepared by: Jennifer Arellano, Recreation Supervisor, Parks and Recreation

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SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept Volunteer Labor and Donated Materials Valued at Approximately $4,400 from Correct Craft to Repair Applegate Park Zoo Exhibit Barrier Fencing, Touch-Up Painting of the Facility, Removing and Replacing the Existing Bulletin Board, and Constructing a New Bulletin Board

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers approving acceptance of labor and materials valued at approximately $4,400 for Applegate Park Zoo improvements from Correct Craft.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion accepting a donation from Correct Craft for volunteer labor and materials valued at approximately $4,400 for improvements to Applegate Park Zoo.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by staff (identify specific findings and/or conditions amended to be addressed in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for consideration of specific items (specific items to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to future meeting (date and time to be specified in motion).

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
Correct Craft, located in Florida, recently acquired Centurion Boats in Merced, and contacted the City inquiring about possible service projects the company could do at existing park locations. Correct Craft operates on three pillars- people, performance, and philanthropy. Their mission includes "building boats to the glory of God", and their culture of philanthropy helps to accomplish their mission of "making life better". Every year the Florida production plant closes for a week, and the employees volunteer for various service projects around the world. They have served in India, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mexico, (plus more) and this year will be travelling to the Centr...

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