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File #: 0110-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: To appropriate $8,800,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Municipal Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund (Fund 2266) for anticipated 2020 operating expenditures for the Department of Public Service, Divisions of Infrastructure Management and Traffic Management; and to declare an emergency. ($8,800,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0110-2020 Financials

Explanation

1.  BACKGROUND

This ordinance authorizes the annual appropriation of monies within the Municipal Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund (Fund 2266) for the Divisions of Infrastructure Management and Traffic Management.  This permissive tax has been levied by the City of Columbus since 1987.  As of 2019, the permissive tax increased to $10.00, which went into effect on January 1, 2020.  This money is used for operating expenses consistent with the 2020 budget.  The amount being appropriated within this ordinance is $8,800,000.00.  Proposed expenditures are estimates and are subject to change.  Where appropriate, expenditure ordinances will be submitted to City Council for approval to procure these commodities and equipment.

 

2.  FISCAL IMPACT

This ordinance authorizes the appropriation for 2020 in the amount of $8,800,000.00 for the Municipal Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund (Fund 2266).  Annual revenue into Fund 2266 is expected to be $7,500,000.00.  The 2020 projected revenue along with 2019 carryover will provide the fund with adequate cash balances.

 

3.  EMERGENCY DESIGNATION

Emergency action is requested to make these funds available to the divisions as soon as practical to meet anticipated 2020 needs.

 

Title

To appropriate $8,800,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Municipal Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund (Fund 2266) for anticipated 2020 operating expenditures for the Department of Public Service, Divisions of Infrastructure Management and Traffic Management; and to declare an emergency. ($8,800,000.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the appropriation of  $8,800,000.00 within the Municipal Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund for 2020 expenditures for the Divisions of Infrastructure Management and Traffic Management; and

 

WHEREAS, this appropriation will allow for planned expenditures utilizing monies from said fund as early as possible in 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Divisions of Infrastructure Management and Traffic Management, within the Department of Public Service, in that it is immediately necessary to appropriate said funds to permit these expenditures and allow materials, supplies, services and equipment to be procured without delay to meet anticipated 2020 needs, 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 sum of $8,800,000.00 be, and hereby is, appropriated from the unappropriated balance of Fund 2266 (Municipal Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund), and from all monies estimated to come into said Fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, to the Dept-Div 5911 and 5913 (Infrastructure Management and Traffic Management) as instructed in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 2.  That the monies appropriated in SECTION 1 shall be paid upon order of the Director of Public Service 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 3.  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 4.  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.