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File #: 1020-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/4/2019 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the National Center of State Courts; to appropriate $30,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)
Attachments: 1. NCSC - FCMC Award Letter, 2. NCSC Grant

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND

This ordinance authorizes the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant in the amount of $30,000.00 from the National Center for State Courts, and to appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Specialized Dockets Department of the Franklin County Municipal Court, the total amount of the grant.  This grant will fund a pilot program entitled Listening Inspires Future Trust, which will encompass training events, community listening sessions, targeted community outreach, and signage.

 

Emergency Legislation is requested so the grant funds can be used as close to the start date as possible.

 

FISCAL IMPACT $30,000.00 will be expended from the General Governmental Grant Fund.

 

 

Title

 

To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the National Center of State Courts; to appropriate $30,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)

 

 

 

Body

 

 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City of Columbus to provide this pilot project in the Franklin County Municipal Court, Specialized Dockets; and

 

WHEREAS, a grant from the National Center for State Courts in the amount of $30,000.00 has been awarded to provide a portion of the costs; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Franklin County Municipal Court in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Administrative and Presiding Judge to accept the aforementioned grant to fund a pilot program entitled Listening Inspires Future Trust, and to appropriate and transfer the necessary funds for the program thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; Now, Therefore,

 

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

 

SECTION 1. That the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court be and is hereby authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $30,000.00 from the National Center of State Courts.

 

SECTION 2. That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated.  That from the unappropriated balance in the general government grant fund, fund 2220, and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and appropriated for any other purpose during the months ending June 1, 2020, the sum of $30,000.00 is appropriated to the Franklin County Municipal Court according to the account codes in the attachment.

 

SECTION 3. That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 2 shall be paid upon the order of the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 4. That, at the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grant is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements

 

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 ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.