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File #: 0503-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2020 In control: Veterans & Senior Affairs Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with The Greater Columbus Network of Villages in support of outdoor home maintenance for older adults; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $8,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiative subfund, and to declare an emergency. ($8,000.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Emmanuel V. Remy
Attachments: 1. Ord 0503-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with The Greater Columbus Network of Villages (The Villages) in support of outdoor home maintenance for older adults (50+) in different neighborhoods across the City.

The Villages offer services/supports to generate lasting economic stability so older adults are able to age in community as they wish. They provide members with indoor/outdoor home maintenance services completed by volunteers, Village Directors, and other providers. Home maintenance poses a challenge for older adults aging in community. In MORPC’s 2017 Age Friendly Columbus report, 30% of surveyed older adults indicated “no” or “I’m not sure” when asked if they agreed that they are able to maintain the outside of their home. Home repairs and modifications may extend beyond an older adult’s fixed income and jeopardize an individual's ability to remain at home. When capable volunteers are not available, Village Directors seek out vetted service providers to fulfill unmet needs. Service providers are asked to provide a discount to Village members.

This funding will assist The Villages in providing outdoor home maintenance services, including snow removal for the remainder of winter, for older adults in the Downtown, Near East, Hilltop, German Village, Near South, and Clintonville areas. Columbus City Council has been an advocate for the needs of aging residents in our communities, and is supporting this project with $8,000.00 in funding from the Neighborhood Initiative subfund.


EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested in order to immediately provide The Greater Columbus Network of Villages with the support necessary to continue providing these services to residents in need.


FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $8,000.00 and is available in the 2020 budget within the Neighborhood Initiative subfund, Fund 1000-100018.


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