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File #: 1554-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2013 In control: Public Safety & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction; to appropriate $346,205.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($346,205.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant in the amount of $346,205 from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and to appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Probation Department of the Franklin County Municipal Court, the total amount of the grant. This grant will fund the salaries and fringe benefits of three probation officers who will perform specialized supervision to individuals with multiple convictions for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the work release program.

FISCAL IMPACT
Emergency legislation is requested to expedite funding for the new grant cycle as close to its commencement on July 1, 2013 as possible.

Title

To authorize and direct the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction; to appropriate $346,205.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($346,205.00)

Body

WHEREAS, , it is in the city's best interest that the Franklin County Municipal Court continue to receive support for its enhanced probationary services for offenders with multiple convictions for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and

WHEREAS, grant monies from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, in the amount of $346,205 are available to provide for salaries and benefits of three probation officers and to pay for the work release program; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the city, in that it is immediately necessary to accept the aforementioned grant to continue probationary services in this area and to appropriate the necessary funds for the program thereby preserving the public health, peace...

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