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File #: 2046-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/15/2019 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2019 Final action: 7/31/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to provide for community service supplies, disposal fees, and outreach materials; to appropriate $12,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($12,000.00)
Attachments: 1. EPA Grant Agreement - Final, 2. 2019 Litter 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 $12,000.00 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and to appropriate from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Probation Department of the Franklin County Municipal Court, the total amount of the grant.  This grant will provide community service supplies, disposal fees, and outreach materials.

 

Emergency Legislation is requested so that the grant funds can be used as close to the start date of July 1 as possible.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

$12,000 will be appropriated and expended from the General Government 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 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to provide for community service supplies, disposal fees, and outreach materials; to appropriate $12,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($12,000.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $12,000 has been awarded to provide support to the Franklin County Municipal Court Community Service Program with the purpose of improving the community, reducing litter and illegal dumping in public areas and providing litter prevention awareness; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily boperation of the city, in that it is immediately necessary to accept the aforementioned grant to provide community service supplies, disposal fees, and outreach materials and to appropriate 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 $12,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

 

SECTION 2. 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 30, 2020, the sum of $12,000 is appropriated to the Franklin County Municipal Court.

 

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. 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.