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File #: 2586-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for the Pool Safely grant program in the amount of $250,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $250,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. DAX Attachment PS
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $250,000.00 in grant monies to fund the Pool Safely grant program for the period of September 28, 2019 through September 27, 2021.

The Pool Safely grant award is to be used by the department to implement and enforce standards of state and local regulations that impact residential and commercial pool construction and maintenance. The grant award will also allow for safe swimming education campaigns and opportunities to provide swimming lessons to children. By increasing enforcement of pool and spa regulations and providing the public with education, the community will be better served by CPH with an enhancement of pool safety measures that are in place to prevent injury and death.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency to not delay services to clients and their families and to allow the financial transactions to be posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible given the grant start date of September 28, 2019.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Pool Safely grant program is entirely funded by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This program does not generate any revenue or require a City match.


Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for the Pool Safely grant program in the amount of $250,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $250,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)

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WHEREAS, $250,000.00 in grant funds have been made available through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for the Pool Safely grant program for the period of September 28, 2019 through September 27, 2021; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for the ...

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