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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, property, safety and welfare; Now, Therefore,
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
 
SECTION 1. That the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court be and is hereby authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $346,205 from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
 
SECTION 2. Funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated.  That from the unappropriated balance in the general government grant fund, fund 220, and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and appropriated for any other purpose during the twelve months ending June 30, 2014, the sum of $346,205 is appropriated to the Franklin County Municipal Court, department number 2501 as follows: grant number 251302, oca 251302, object level 1 - 01, object level 3 - 1101, $146,205 and  object level 1 - 03, object level 3 - 3336, $200,000.
 
SECTION 3. That the expenditure of $200,000 or as much as may be necessary is hereby authorized from the Franklin County Municipal Court, department number 2501, general government grant fund, fund 220, grant number 251302, oca 251302 object level 3 - 3336, $200,000.
SECTION 4. That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 2 shall be paid upon the order of the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.
 
SECTION 5. At the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grant is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements
 
SECTION 6. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.