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File #: 0322-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the appropriation and transfer of $212,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund for the support of various annual special event programming; to appropriate $212,000.00 in the Recreation and Parks Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($212,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2017 Hotel Motel first draft, 2. hotel motel 2017 - DAX

Explanation

 

Background:  This ordinance is to appropriate and transfer $212,000.00 from the existing Hotel/Motel Tax appropriation to the Recreation and Parks Department for the support of various annual special events and cultural arts programming for the enrichment of the community.  Events typically supported by these funds include festivals and programming such as Jazz and Rib Fest, Sports Tournament Support, Music Licensing, and community events through the Special Events Support Program and Partnership through Sponsorship Program.

 

The Partnership through Sponsorship Program was created in 1995 by City Council to support community groups and neighbors that host free, non-alcoholic events that celebrate cultural, ethnic and artistic diversity for the entertainment and enjoyment by the greater Columbus community.  All events must occur within a Columbus park, facility, street, or public place.

 

The Special Events Support Program will include (4) levels of support including: First Time Impact, Community Impact, Citywide Impact, and Regional Impact.  All levels of support and eligibility will be included in the 2017 support guidelines document.

 

Emergency Justification:  Emergency action is requested as it is immediately necessary to appropriate and transfer funds for necessary expenditures starting in March.

 

Financial Impact: The City Auditor is directed to appropriate and transfer $212,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund.

 

Title

 

To authorize the appropriation and transfer of $212,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund for the support of various annual special event programming; to appropriate $212,000.00 in the Recreation and Parks Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($212,000.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, Columbus City Code Section 371.02 allows for the allocation of a maximum of 1.59 percent in relation to the 5.1 percent Hotel/Motel Tax receipts for use for said purpose of the advancement of the cultural development of the community - the equivalent of 31.18 percent of collections; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Recreation and Parks annually provides a portion of this allocation to fund regional, citywide, and community events and festivals; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the appropriation and transfer of $212,000.00 to the Department of Recreation and Parks to support various cultural events; and

 

WHEREAS,  an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the City of Columbus in that it is immediately necessary to appropriate and transfer funds for necessary expenditures starting in late March; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That from the unappropriated monies in the City's Hotel Motel Tax Fund, Fund 2231, and from all monies estimated to come into said Fund from any and all sources ending December 31, 2017, the sum of $212,000 is hereby appropriated to the City Council, Division No. 20-01, as follows:

 

See Attached DAX Information

 

SECTION 2.  That the City Auditor be and is hereby authorized and directed to transfer $212,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund as follows:

 

See Attached DAX information

 

SECTION 3.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 4. That from the unappropriated monies in the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund 2285, and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, the sum of $212,000.00 is appropriated to the Recreation and Parks Department No. 51-01 as follows:

 

See Attached DAX

 

SECTION 5.  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 10 days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.