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File #: 1559-2013    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 the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges, through the Administrative and Presiding Judge, to contract with Alvis House to provide a work release program as an alternative for incarceration consistent with public safety; to authorize the expenditure of up to an amount not to exceed $200,000.00 from the Court's governmental grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Explanation
 
BACKGROUND:
The Municipal Court Judges have been provided funding from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, in order to continue a work release program with Alvis House.  This legislation authorizes the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges to enter into contract with the Alvis House as per the grant and authorizes the expenditure for the purpose of providing work release.  This is to provide alternatives for incarceration consistent with public safety in the Franklin County Municipal Court.  In 2009, the State of Ohio provided the necessary monies to start the program.
 
EMERGENCY ACTION is requested in order to have a contract in place with Alvis House as soon as possible.
 
FISCAL IMPACT:  This expenditure will be solely funded by the grant.
 
Contract Compliance Number - 31-0743167 and expires 11/11/13
 
Title
 
To authorize the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges, through the Administrative and Presiding Judge, to contract with Alvis House to provide a work release program as an alternative for incarceration consistent with public safety; to authorize the expenditure of up to an amount not to exceed $200,000.00 from the Court's governmental grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
 
Body
 
WHEREAS, it is in the city's best interest that the Franklin County Municipal Court receive support for an enhanced probationary service for offenders; and
 
WHEREAS, funds in an amount up to an amount not to exceed $200,000 is budgeted within the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges governmental grants for this contractual agreement; and
 
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges in that it is immediately necessary to authorize a contract and associated expenditures with the Alvis House in order to assure the start of the work release program, thereby preserving the public peace, property, health, safety, and welfare; Now, Therefore
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS  
 
SECTION 1. That the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court be and hereby is authorized and directed to contract with the Alvis House to provide work release to persons in the Franklin County Municipal Court when consistent with public safety, in accordance with the following:
 
A.  That the period of said contract shall terminate June 30, 2014.
 
SECTION 2.  That up to an amount not to exceed the sum of $200,000 be and hereby is authorized to be expended from the Franklin County Municipal Court, department 2501,fund 220, grant number 251302, oca  251302 as follows $200,000 to object level 1 - 01, object level 3 - 3336
 
SECTION 3.  That for the reason 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 proves nor vetoes the same.