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File #: 0659-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Franklin County for the receipt of wireless 9-1-1 Government Assistance Funds; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Intergovernmental Agreement - Columbus
Explanation
The Public Safety Department entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Franklin County for the receipt of wireless 9-1-1 Government Assistance Funds as authorized by Ordinance 0042-2010 in January 2010. The wireless 9-1-1 fund was established due to the State of Ohio passing SB 361 which enacted a service charge of 28 cents per month for each wireless telephone number in the State of Ohio. Therefore, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 307.15, this ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Safety to renew an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Columbus and Franklin County concerning wireless 9-1-1 Funds (Governmental Assistance Funds). Franklin County is responsible for the distribution of the Wireless 9-1-1 Government Assistance Funds received from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and from the Ohio Department of Taxation beginning January 1, 2020.

Ohio Revised Code Section 128.57 allows for the continuation of a monthly fee billed to each wireless telephone number in the State of Ohio. The wireless service providers are required to bill for, collect, and remit the charges to the state, which, in turn distributes the proceeds to the eighty-eight counties in Ohio. The proceeds are disbursed to various jurisdictions based on the number of wireless service subscribers in the county. The funds are to pay for the subdivision's equipment and personnel costs of the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) providing the wireless enhanced 9-1-1 system, including call taking and dispatching operations. The City of Columbus is one of five PSAP agencies to receive funds from the proceeds in Franklin County.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is necessary to receive proceeds of the award in the shortest possible time.

FISCAL IMPACT: The City of Columbus is the largest PSAP in Franklin County by population and by virtue of receiving approximately three quarters of all wireless 9-1-1 calls, and anticipates receiving appr...

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