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File #: 0191-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/20/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a grant agreement with Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District for the Combined Stormwater Education Programs, and to authorize the expenditure of $103,700.00 from the Storm Sewer Operating Fund, $110,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund, $44,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund and $20,000.00 from the General Government Grants Fund. ($277,700.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0191-2017 Combined Stormwater Education Programs - Agreement (FSWCD), 2. ORD 0191-2017 Financial Coding - Combined Stormwater Education Programs - 2017 (FSWCD)
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an intergovernmental working agreement with the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District (FSWCD) to provide support and coordination for the following programs and projects: Lawncare Practices Outreach and Involvement Program; Community Backyards; Stormwater and Conservation Education in schools within the City of Columbus; Franklin County Stream Resource GeoDatabase; Develop Urban Watershed Delineations. In the past these programs and projects were managed under separate agreements but for the benefit of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities in managing Stormwater and improving source water quality they are being combined under one agreement going forward.

These programs help meet requirements of the City's MS4 permit to provide education and opportunities for public participation in protecting the quality of water in our streams and rivers. FSWCD has long been recognized as a leader in natural resource conservation and residents respond well to the programs' messages. Participation has grown each year since the inception of the rain barrel cost share program in 2010. That program has expanded into the Community Backyards Program and the Lawncare Practices program was added in 2015 to further meet the requirements of our permit. Teachers in Columbus City Schools depend on and trust FSWCD staff to deliver stormwater education to bring to life what their students are learning in the classroom about protection of natural resources.

This term of this contract will be from date of execution by the City of Columbus through and including December 31, 2017.

SUPPLIER: Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District (31-0847446), Non-Profit Organization

FISCAL IMPACT: $277,700.00 is needed for this agreement and is budgeted and available as follows: $103,700.00 from the Storm Sewer Operating Fund, $110,000.00 from the Sewer Operating Fund, and $44,000.00 ...

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