Estimates for the construction or renovation of capital projects include an amount for a Public Art Fund which represents a combined amount for works of art, architectural enhancement or special landscaping treatment equal to one percent (1%) of the total cost of the project.
Art works may be defined as works of art, architectural enhancement or special landscape treatment which may be integral parts of the building; situated within or outside the building, may be located in or near government facilities which have already been constructed, or may be located in other public places where numbers of people may experience them. The public art fund does not roll over at the end of the fiscal year. The Public Art Fund is renewed at the beginning of each fiscal year depending upon the annual construction and renovation projections.
If an art work is deemed inappropriate for the site, the one percent (1%) may be used for other needs, purchases and projects for the Public Art Program. The location of works of art, architectural enhancement or special landscape treatment paid for out of project funds at a site other than the specific project site, requires a prior finding by the City Council that the location of works of art, architectural enhancement or special landscape treatment at the specific project site is inappropriate for that particular project, that it serves a municipal purpose to locate such are objects or improvements elsewhere, and that it is an appropriate use of those particular funds.