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File #: 1167-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/19/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/16/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $150,000.00 for the Water Pollution Control grant program, to begin efforts to identify and replace/repair failing septic systems within the City of Columbus; to authorize the appropriation of $150,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1167.2019 DAX Appropriation
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health’s Environmental Health Division has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $150,000.00 in grant money to fund the Water Pollution Control grant program, for the period January 1, 2019 through November 30, 2020.

The Water Pollution Control program was created to assist the residents of Ohio with the repair or replacement of failing septic systems in hopes to improve the overall water quality in the state. The program is providing financial assistance to low to moderate income homeowners with the repair or replacement of failing systems. Columbus Public Health will solicit and identify local homeowners in Columbus that meet the income eligibility criteria outlined in the program. Columbus Public Health hopes to identify and repair/replace approximately 20 systems within the City of Columbus.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so the identification of septic system can begin immediately and to use all funds allocated to this program.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Water Pollution Control grant program is entirely funded by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and does not generate revenue or require a City Match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $150,000.00 for the Water Pollution Control grant program, to begin efforts to identify and replace/repair failing septic systems within the City of Columbus; to authorize the appropriation of $150,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)

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WHEREAS, $150,000.00 in grant funds have been made available through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the Water Pollution Control program for the period of January 1, 2019 through November 30, 2020; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate ...

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