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File #: 2398-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into agreements with Southeast, Inc. and Huckleberry House in order to assist in the repair of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to transfer cash and appropriation between projects within the Development Taxable Bond Fund; and to authorize the expenditure of $106,289.00 from the Development Taxable Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency ($106,289.00).
Attachments: 1. ORD2398-2019 2019-09-11 Emergency Shelter Repair

Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into agreements with various non-profit organizations in order to assist in the repair of emergency shelters serving homeless individuals. Southeast, Inc. (Friends of the Homeless) and Huckleberry House are non-profit organizations overseeing the proposed repairs in their respective emergency shelters. Repairs include, but are not limited to, bathroom renovations, repairs to a chimney, roof and fire escape, and other life safety items.

 

The City is committing funds from the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget ($106,289) to the emergency shelter repairs. Repairs are scheduled to be completed in the time period of the individual agreements. 

 

Emergency legislation is necessary in order to complete the repairs in a timely manner.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds for this project is included in the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget, Fund 7739 Development Taxable Bonds. An amendment of the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget and a transfer of cash between projects is necessary to align spending within the associated project.

 

Title

To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into agreements with Southeast, Inc. and Huckleberry House in order to assist in the repair of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to transfer cash and appropriation between projects within the Development Taxable Bond Fund; and to authorize the expenditure of $106,289.00 from the Development Taxable Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency ($106,289.00).

 

Body

WHEREAS, the Director of the Department of Development desires to enter into agreements with various non-profit organizations in order to assist in the repair of emergency shelters serving homeless individuals; and

 

WHEREAS, Southeast, Inc. (Friends of the Homeless) and Huckleberry House are non-profit organizations overseeing the proposed repairs in their respective emergency shelter; and

 

WHEREAS, a transfer of cash between projects is necessary to align spending within the property associated project; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to enter into agreements with various non-profit organizations in order to implement the Emergency Shelter Repair Program, all for the preservation of 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 2019 Capital Improvements Budget authorized by Ordinance 1326-2019 be amended as follows to establish sufficient authority for this project:

 

Fund / Project / Project Name / C.I.B. / Change / C.I.B. as Amended

7739 / 590416-100002 / Poindexter Village Redevelopment - Housing (Unvoted Carryover) / $200,000/ ($106,289) / $93,711

7739 / 782003-100000 / Emergency Shelter Repair (Unvoted Carryover) / $0/ $106,289 / $106,289

 

SECTION 2.                     That the transfer of $106,289.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized within fund 7739 (Development Taxable Bonds), from Dept-Div 4410 (Housing), Project P590416-100002 (Poindexter Village Redevelopment - Housing, object class 06 (Capital Outlay) to Dept-Div 4401 (Administration), Project P782003-100000 (Emergency Shelter Repair), object class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3.                     That the Director of the Department of Development is hereby authorized to enter into agreements with Southeast, Inc. and Huckleberry House in order to assist in the repair of emergency shelters serving homeless individuals.

 

SECTION 4.  That the expenditure of $106,289.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 7739 (Development Taxable Bonds), Dept-Div 4401 (Administration), Project P782003-100000 (Emergency Shelter Repair), object class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.                     That these agreements are awarded in accordance with the relevant provisions of City Code Chapter 329 relating to not-for-profit service contracts. 

 

SECTION 5.                     That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6.                     That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 7.                     That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer the unencumbered balance in a project account to the unallocated balance account within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administrating said project that the project has been completed and the monies are no longer required for said project.

 

SECTION 8.                     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.