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File #: 1007-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2017 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 5/1/2017 Final action: 5/4/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to transfer $38,000.00 from the General Fund to the Area Commission Fund; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate $47,500.00 in the Area Commission Fund for operating expenses of the Area Commissions; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. DAX Attachment Ord 1007-2017

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND: There is a need to transfer and appropriate funds to provide 2017 funding for the Area Commissions.  Historically, the City has provided funds to the Area Commissions, who through their daily operational functions incur eligible expenses that require cash expenditures during the program year.  These funds allow each Area Commission the flexibility and individuality in decision making as they fulfill their functions and responsibilities as outlined in their bylaws and Columbus City Code.  Each Area Commission will receive up to $2,500.00 in 2017.

 

Emergency action is requested so that payments to the Area Commissions can be made immediately, thereby avoiding interruptions in services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation transfers $38,000 from the General Fund to the Area Commission Fund; and appropriates $47,500 for operating expenses of the Area Commissions.

 

Title

 

To authorize and direct the City Auditor to transfer $38,000.00 from the General Fund to the Area Commission Fund; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate $47,500.00 in the Area Commission Fund for operating expenses of the Area Commissions; and to declare an emergency.

 

 

Body

 

WHEREAS,  it is necessary to transfer funds from the General Fund to the Area Commission Fund for the 2017 funding of Area Commissions; and

 

WHEREAS, historically, the City has provided funds to the Area Commissions who, through their daily operational functions, incur eligible expenses that require cash expenditures during the program year; and

 

WHEREAS, these funds allow each Area Commission the flexibility and individuality in decision making as they fulfill their functions and responsibilities as outlined in their bylaws and Columbus City Code; and

 

WHEREAS, each Area Commission will receive up to $2,500.00 in 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Neighborhoods in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the appropriation of said funds to avoid interruptions in services, all for the preservation of the public health, peace, safety, and welfare; now, therefore,

 

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

SECTION 1.  That the transfer of $38,000 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized between Fund 1000, General Fund and Fund 2221, Area Commission Fund per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 2.  That from the unappropriated monies 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 ended December 31, 2017, the sum of $47,500 is appropriated in Fund 2221 Area Commission Fund in Object Class 03 Contractual Services per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 3.  That all prior year encumbrances under the Department of Development, Department 44, Fund 2221, Area Commission Fund be cancelled.

SECTION 4.  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 5. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor  neither approves nor vetoes the same.