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File #: 0066-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to pay the City's annual membership dues and fees to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the Department of Public Service, Division of Design & Construction; to authorize the expenditure of $525,808.75 from the Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund (Fund 2265); and to declare an emergency. ($525,808.75)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0066-2020 - Financials
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
The City of Columbus is committed to paying the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) an annual fee for vital services in the area of intergovernmental relations, transportation planning and programming, grantsmanship, legislative review, and information exchange. This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of $525,808.75 for the annual membership fee (dues) for the City in 2020. MORPC established the fee based on population per an earlier agreement with the city and it is not negotiable. The rate for 2020 is $0.5750 per capita, based on an estimated population of 914,450 as of January 1, 2020.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funds in the amount of $525,808.75 are budgeted and available for this expenditure in the Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund. MORPC dues for 2018 and 2019 were $489,431.75 and $515,010.81, respectively. This ordinance is contingent on the passage of the 2020 operating budget.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested for this legislation because the first quarterly installment of the membership fee is due in January.

Title

To authorize the Director of Public Service to pay the City's annual membership dues and fees to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the Department of Public Service, Division of Design & Construction; to authorize the expenditure of $525,808.75 from the Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund (Fund 2265); and to declare an emergency. ($525,808.75)

Body

WHEREAS, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) provides the City of Columbus and other member communities with vital services in the area of intergovernmental relations, transportation planning and programming, grantsmanship, legislative review, and information exchange; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus is a government member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC); and

WHEREAS, the City's membership fee for MORPC in 2020 is $525,808.75; and

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