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File #: 2350-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2016 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Crime Victims Assistance Office; to appropriate $1,995.20 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; to allow the cash match of $498.80 from the Municipal Court special revenue fund, probation user fees, to the general government grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($2,494.00)
Attachments: 1. grant award, 2. Voca Training Grant 2

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND

This ordinance authorizes the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant in the amount of $1,995.20 from the State of Ohio, Crime Victim Assistance Office, 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 training for two people to attend the NOVA conference in Atlanta, GA.  The grant requires a $498.80 cash match from the probation user fee fund.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

No general fund resources are needed as the grant match is available from the Court's special revenue fund, probation user fees.

 

Emergency legislation is requested as the grant’s expiration date is September 30, 2016.

 

Title

 

To authorize and direct the Administrative Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Crime Victims Assistance Office; to appropriate $1,995.20 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; to allow the cash match of $498.80 from the Municipal Court special revenue fund, probation user fees, to the general government grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($2,494.00)

 

Body

 

 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City of Columbus to provide training to probation officers in the Franklin County Municipal Court, Department of Probation Services; and

 

WHEREAS, a grant from the State of Ohio, Crime Victims Assistance Office in the amount of $1,995.20  has been awarded to cover the costs; and

 

WHEREAS, a grant match in the amount of $498.80 will be provided by probation user fees for the remaining portion; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Franklin County Municipal Court in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Administrative Judge to accept the aforementioned grant to provide training and transfer 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 $1,995.20 from the State of Ohio, Crime Victims Assistance Office.

 

SECTION 2. That the amount of $498.80 is hereby transferred as noted in attachment VOCA training Grant 2.

 

SECTION 3. 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 2220, and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and appropriated for any other purpose during the months ending September 30, 2016, the sum of $2,494.00 is appropriated to the Franklin County Municipal Court, department number 2501 as noted in attachment Voca Grant.

 

SECTION 4. That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 3 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 hereby 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.