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File #: 0736-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2020 In control: Veterans & Senior Affairs Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center in support of home supply delivery for older adults; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $12,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiative subfund, and to declare an emergency. ($12,000.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown
Attachments: 1. Ord 0736-2020 Legislation Template

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND 

 

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center (CRC) to provide necessary supplies to older adults in anticipation of current and additional coronavirus emergency measures. 

 

The coronavirus outbreak is disproportionately affecting older residents.  Restrictions have been placed on mass gatherings and traditional meeting places, such as Columbus libraries and community centers, have been temporarily closed.  There is now additional need to get critical supplies to older residents in need.  This funding will assist CRC in delivering supplies to residents, such as groceries, water, pet supplies, and sanitary products.  The funding will also provide volunteers with protective gloves and mileage reimbursement, as well as setting up a phone line for volunteers to speak to aging residents feeling isolated. 

 

The funding will be able to provide services for up to 1000 older residents in need.  Columbus City Council has been an advocate for the needs of aging residents in our communities, and is supporting this project with $12,000.00 in funding from the Neighborhood Initiative subfund. 

 

 

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:  Emergency action is requested in order to immediately provide CRC with the support necessary to begin providing support to residents in need.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  Total appropriation is $12,000.00 and is available in the 2020 budget within the Neighborhood Initiative subfund, Fund 1000-100018.   

 

 

Title

 

To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center in support of home supply delivery for older adults; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $12,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiative subfund, and to declare an emergency. ($12,000.00)

 

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Clintonville Community Resource Center is a community-based social services agency that serves residents in need; and

 

WHEREAS, this organization can provide much needed supplies to older residents in our community affected by coronavirus restrictions; and

 

WHEREAS, Columbus City Council has been an advocate for and supporter of services that account for our older residents; and

 

WHEREAS, $12,000.00 is available in the Neighborhood Initiative Fund for appropriation and expenditure to provide for this need; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of Columbus City Council in that it is immediately necessary to authorize this grant agreement to ensure that the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center has the ability to offer additional services, for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore

 

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

 

SECTION 1:  That Columbus City Council is hereby authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center in support of home supply delivery for older adults.

 

SECTION 2:  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate $12,000.00 in the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund, fund 1000, subfund 100018, to Columbus City Council per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3:  That the expenditure of $12,000.00 or so much thereof as may be needed pursuant to the action authorized in SECTION 1 of this ordinance, is hereby authorized in the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund, fund 1000, subfund 100018 per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4:  That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is 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.