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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 1, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 6-c <br /> SUBJECT: Veterans Memorial Construction Approval <br /> DEPARTMENT: Asset Management Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1) Certification of Adequate Steven Arndt, 919-245-2658 <br /> Development and Construction Funds <br /> 2) Phase II Veterans Memorial Design <br /> 3) Ownership, Operations and <br /> Maintenance Agreement <br /> 4) PowerPoint Presentation <br /> PURPOSE: To: <br /> 1) Review and approve the certified budget and project design for Phase 11 of the Veterans <br /> Memorial project at the Southern Campus; <br /> 2) Authorize construction of the project, and authorize the County Manager to sign the <br /> construction contract and any amendments/change orders up to the $137,542 budgeted <br /> amount; and <br /> 3) Review and authorize the County Manager to sign the Ownership, Operations and <br /> Maintenance Agreement. <br /> BACKGROUND: Over the past several years, interested Orange County residents and <br /> supporters have organized in an effort to raise funds for the construction of a Veterans Memorial <br /> to honor the contributions and service of Orange County military veterans. <br /> At the May 5, 2015 Board of County Commissioners Business meeting, the board voted to: <br /> 1) Approve the site for a Veterans Memorial on the former Hoyle home site at the Southern <br /> campus. <br /> 2) Authorize the Manager and staff to participate in the ongoing project planning process. <br /> 3) Reserve the right of final construction approval contingent upon Board approval of: <br /> a) Ownership of the Memorial <br /> b) Design <br /> c) Budget and certification of adequate development and construction funds raised; and <br /> d) Ongoing operations and maintenance agreement for the Memorial. <br /> Phase I of the project was completed in 2016 at a cost of $13,000. It was comprised of an <br /> information kiosk, gravel path and a temporary, telescoping flag pole. <br />