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File #: 1193-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/27/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $3,321,328.00 in Fund 7768 Smart City Private Grant Fund within the Department of Public Service for various expenses related to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. 1193-2017 Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Phase II Grant Agreement Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the City Auditor to appropriate $3,321,328.00 within the Smart City Private Grant Fund.

In 2016, the City of Columbus, acting through the Department of Public Service, pursued and won a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan Inc.) in connection with the Smart City Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The purpose of that award is to enable the City to lay a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption through critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility.

Ordinance 1863-2016 authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with and to accept grant monies and other resources from Vulcan Inc., which are to be distributed to the City over the course of four years. This legislation authorizes the Department of Public Service to appropriate the second installment of Vulcan grant funding, which will support the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan. Separate legislation will be submitted for Council's approval to expend the appropriated funds.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funding in the amount of $3,321,328.00 is available in Fund 7768 Smart City Private Grant Fund within the Department of Public Service for project expenditures related to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to provide for the timely encumbrance and expenditure of grant funds in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Phase II Grant Agreement.

Title
To authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $3,321,328.00 in Fund 7768 Smart City Private Grant Fund within the Department of Public Service for various expenses related to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Body
WHEREAS, on June 23, 2016, the Paul G. Allen Fami...

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