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File #: 1739-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/14/2020 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrating and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with the Greater Columbus Convention Center (CCC) to temporarily house certain high volume dockets to the CCC in order to mitigate the health and safety risks associated with the resumption of hearing cases that have been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $442,381.00 for space rental and ancillary services from the CARES Act-City COVID-19 response fund; and to declare an emergency. ($442,381.00)
Attachments: 1. Columbus Convention Center EXTEN
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Administrating and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into a contract with the Greater Columbus Convention Center (CCC) to temporarily house certain high volume dockets to the CCC in order to mitigate the health and safety risks associated with the resumption of hearing cases that have been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

Under normal circumstances, the Municipal Court is one of the busiest buildings in central Ohio. In order to best accommodate the health and social distancing requirements and to safely resume operations, some of the Court’s highest volume dockets need to be removed from the building and held at an alternate location.

The Greater Columbus Convention Center federal tax id is 31-1251788.


FISCAL IMPACT: Funds are available within the CARES Act-City COVID-19 response fund for this purpose.

EMERGENCY: Emergency legislation is requested to authorize the court to enter into contract and resume these hearing cases in a safer manner as soon as possible.



Title
To authorize and direct the Administrating and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with the Greater Columbus Convention Center (CCC) to temporarily house certain high volume dockets to the CCC in order to mitigate the health and safety risks associated with the resumption of hearing cases that have been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $442,381.00 for space rental and ancillary services from the CARES Act-City COVID-19 response fund; and to declare an emergency. ($442,381.00)

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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the need to provide an alternate location to temporarily house certain high volume dockets in order to mitigate the health and safety risks associated with the resumption of hearing cases that have been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency ; and

WHEREAS...

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