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File #: 0479-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/12/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Public Safety Director to enter into contract with Leads Online LLC for access to the company's Automated Scrap Materials and Used Goods Transaction Information Management System; to authorize the expenditure of $64,400.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($64,400.00)
Attachments: 1. Accounting Codes
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Public Safety Director to enter into contract with Leads Online LLC for continued access to the company’s Automated Scrap Materials and Used Goods Transaction Information Management System. Residential and commercial burglaries, theft of motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts and various types of metal materials that have value as scrap metal are a significant and growing problem for law enforcement agencies, contractors and builders, utility providers , business owners, home owners, and the citizens of Columbus. This system allows for an online electronic reporting system for all pawnshop, secondhand, and scrap metal dealers in Columbus and Nationwide access to pawn/secondhand transaction information, reports, and searches. The company maintains records from all participants operating as licensed scrap metal facilities located in the Continental United States and makes the information available to the Columbus Division of Police for investigative searches of stolen goods, especially scrap metal.

Ordinance 0441-2007, passed in July 2007, amended Columbus City Codes to provide licensing and regulation of scrap metal dealers and ensures that motor vehicles and metal sold as scrap are legitimately owned by the seller.


Contract Compliance - CC007970, expiration date January 17, 2022.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is requested in order to allow the Division of Police uninterrupted access to the database for investigative purposes.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $64,400.00 from the General Fund for an Automated Scrap Materials and Used Goods Transaction Information Management System. This amount was budgeted in the Division of Police’s 2020 General Fund budget. The total amount spent on this system in 2019 was $64,400.00. The total amount spent on this system in 2018 was $64,400.00. And finally, the total amount spent on this system in 2017 was $64,400.00.

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