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File #: 0425-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to modify and extend the contract with Community For New Direction for professional and fiscal services related to the implementation of the Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program; to authorize the expenditure of $82,500.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($82,500.00)
Attachments: 1. CND 2020 Extension

Explanation

 

This ordinance is to modify and extend contract # PO163187 (Ord. # 0480-2019) with Community for New Direction (CND) for three (3) months, for providing professional services to the Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success (APPS) office as administrative and fiscal agent for the Neighborhood Violence Intervention (NVI) program. 

 

Background:  The contractor will provide violence interruption and crisis response activities that include responding to specific violent confrontations, working to mediate and diffuse conflict tensions, and actively promote peace-building. The contractor shall ensure Community Intervention Workers (CIW) follow the NVI process.  Ordinance #0480-2019 authorized a reimbursement amount for these services not to exceed $329,450.00.  The reimbursement amount of this extension is not to exceed $82,500.00, for a total of $411,950.00.

 

Benefits to Public:  This modification is necessary to prevent a gap in service until the next contract is in place.

 

Fiscal Impact: The amount of this modification is $82,500.00 from and within the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund, for a total contracted amount of $411,950.00. 

 

Emergency Justification:  Emergency action is necessary to modify and extend the contract with Community for New Direction so that the Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program can continue without interruption through May 31, 2020.

 

Principal Parties:

Community for New Direction

2323 W 5th Ave # 160

Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 272-1464

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to modify and extend the contract with Community For New Direction for professional and fiscal services related to the implementation of the Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program; to authorize the expenditure of $82,500.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($82,500.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to modify and increase the maximum obligation under the contract with Community For New Direction for professional and fiscal services related to the implementation of the Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program, and extend the term of this contract to May 31, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the expenditure of $82,500.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund 2285; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to modify and extend a contract with Community for New Direction so that the Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program can continue services without interruption through May 31, 2020, for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Recreation and Parks be, and is hereby, authorized  to modify and extend contract number PO163187 with Community For New Direction for professional and fiscal services related to the implementation of the Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program.

 

SECTION 2.  That the term of this contract is hereby modified and extended to May 31, 2020.

 

SECTION 3.  That the expenditure of $82,500.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 2285 Recreation and Parks Operating Fund in object class 03 per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 4.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this legislation. 

 

SECTION 5.  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.