(formerly known as: Natural Open Space Plan)
|Funding fiscal year:||2013 – $40,000
2014 – $60,000*
2015 – $50,000
2016 – $50,000
|Funding source:||$190,000 – Park Sales Tax
$10,000 – MO DNR
|Year completed:||2014: “Our Natural Legacy” plan
2015: Phase I Implementation
2016: Phase II Implementation
2018: Completed parcel scoring as per 2017 agreement
*$10,000 was a mid-year appropriation from MO DNR (see Project Notes).
Project Description: Parks and Recreation joins a multi-stakeholder partnership focused on creating an innovative open space/green infrastructure plan for the Columbia/Boone County area. Partners include Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources (MO DNR), Greenbelt Land Trust, and Boone County. Estimated total cost of plan development is $100,000 with P&R providing up to a maximum of $40,000 for the development of the plan.
Future phases for implementation are budgeted on an annual basis.
Project Manager: Mike Snyder, Superintendent of Planning & Development, 573-874-7203, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Notes: The committee chose “Our Natural Legacy – A Plan for Columbia and Boone County” for the plan name. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MO DNR) executed an agreement with the City of Columbia to pay their portion ($10,000) of the Phase I plan to the City, and in turn the City would make the payment to the vendor. Total amount expended for the ONL project was $165,000. The $35,000 unspent balance was transferred to another capital improvement project (Annual Roads and Parking, 00517).
Project Status: In 2014, the “Our Natural Legacy: A Plan for Columbia & Boone County (ONL)” was completed and the next several years a partnership with the Greenbelt Land Trust was initiated in order to inventory natural resources and wildlife on existing City-owned properties and evaluate other sites within the City limits that may be good candidates for purchase and protection of land and wildlife habitat. The third year was completed in calendar year 2016 with over 20 potential sites identified as candidates for preservation. Parks and Recreation entered into an agreement in 2017 for Greenbelt Land Trust to continue identifying and prioritizing land parcels for conservation purposes in harmony with the goals of the ONL. The 2017 contract was completed in April 2018, with a Public Land Acquisition Scoring Matrix form completed for five select parcels and correspondence sent to 22 property owners along the planned Perche Creek Trail. This concludes the contract requirements between the City of Columbia and the Greenbelt Land Trust.
|P||Greenbelt Land Trust||Natural Area Open Space Plan||(agreement – paid by check request)||$40,000|
|P||Greenbelt Land Trust||
Natural Area Open Space Plan
|(agreement – paid by check request)||$10,000
|P||Greenbelt Land Trust||Implementation Phase I||PO#151104||$50,000|
|P||Greenbelt Land Trust||Implementation Phase II||PO#160868||$50,000|
|P||Greenbelt Land Trust||Parcel scoring and property owner contacts||PO#20172243||$15,000|
** P = Professional Services
- “Columbia officials bank green spaces under ‘natural legacy’ plan
Columbia Missourian – September 23, 2016
- “City moves forward on ‘green infrastructure’ plan”
Columbia Missourian – November 25, 2014