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File #: 2999-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/24/2018 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, State of Ohio, to participate in the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program - FFY19; to authorize an appropriation of $45,915.36 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund to the Division of Police to cover the costs associated with this program; and to declare an emergency. ($45,915.36).
Attachments: 1. Grant Overview 2019 IDEP-STEP, 2. Funding String STEP FFY2019, 3. Columbus Police DepartmentIDEP_STEP-2019-Columbus Police Department-00075 - Award letter
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes an agreement with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO), State of Ohio, for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program - FFY19 and to appropriate funds to cover the costs of the program. The OTSO works to reduce high traffic related crashes to save lives and reduce injuries and economic loss. This program will target reducing fatal crashes through enforcement activity by uniformed officers for non-impaired driver violations. Examples include speed and restraint violation, driver license violations, and distracted driving within the interstate system in the City of Columbus and major arterial streets during specific holiday and national mobilization periods. The agreement authorizes reimbursement for the overtime costs of sworn personnel working on the program. The funding for the agreement is dependent on federal funds from the US Department of Transportation for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 and follows the fiscal year period, October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is necessary to make funds available for the grant funded activity period that started October 1, 2018.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the appropriation of $45,915.36 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund for the Division of Police to cover the costs associated with the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) - FFY19. All funds appropriated are reimbursable from the State of Ohio. Prior year STEP awards have been combined with the Impaired Driving Enforcement Program for total expenditures of $92,055.13 in 2013 and $88,209.88 in 2014. As a separate award, STEP had a total expenditure of $34,477.18 in 2015. FY2016 expenditures were $34,075.99, FY2017 expenditures were $20,504.73, and the FY2018 expenditures were $31,794.62.

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To authorize the Director of Public Safety to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, State of O...

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