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File #: 1305-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To authorize the establishment of an imprest petty cash operating fund for the Columbus Public Health farmers' markets to be held this summer; to authorize a transfer within the general fund; to authorize the expenditure of $7,500.00 total at $2,500.00 per market; and to declare an emergency. ($7,500.00)
Attachments: 1. 1305 2017 petty cash DAX
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health (CPH) is hosting three farmers’ markets in 2017. The markets in 2017 will be held on July 27th, August 3rd and August 10th at Columbus Public Health’s facility. This ordinance establishes an imprest petty cash operating fund in the amount of $7,500.00 for the three markets, with a breakdown of $2,500.00 for each market, for the reimbursement to farmers who accept the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) services for market customers using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Veggie SNAPs Farmers Market Nutrition Incentive program tokens as payment during the markets.
At each market, the CPH Healthy Food Access Program staff will swipe customer Ohio Directions cards and provide one token for each $1.00 in SNAP benefits they redeem plus a matching Veggie SNAPs token for each $1.00 in SNAP benefits redeemed up to a maximum of $10.00 per EBT transaction. Customers will shop at the markets, using the tokens provided. At the end of each market, the CPH Healthy Food Access Program staff will reimburse the farmers $1.00 for each SNAP token received and $1.00 for each Veggie SNAPs token they have accepted as payment during the market. To facilitate this, a cash box of $2,500.00 will be required at each of the three farmer’s markets. After the market, reimbursement will be submitted immediately. Columbus Public Health will be reimbursed the next day for the SNAP benefits redeemed and will be reimbursed 2-4 weeks after each market for the Veggie SNAPs.
Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delays in providing these reimbursement services at each of the farmer’s markets.

Fiscal Impact: To provide the sum of $7,500.00 to create an imprest petty cash fund for the three farmers' markets held at the Columbus Public Health facility.
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To authorize the establishment of an imprest petty cash operating fund for the Columbus Public Health farmers' markets to be held this summer; to autho...

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