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File #: 1901-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $40,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Public Utilities Special Purpose Fund to the Public Utilities Department to continue purchasing supplies and providing services during Fiscal Year 2020. ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1901-2020 Financial Coding
Explanation

Background:

This ordinance provides for the appropriation of special purpose funds to continue purchasing supplies and providing services in Fiscal Year 2020 that are supported by donations and fees. Deposits into this fund are from fees collected from reservoir neighbors and others for encroachment easement fees, tree damage assessments, utility easement fees, general restoration donations, and settlements from encroachment related issues, among other fees collected by the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Section and the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Under the joint agreement with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and the Department of Public Utilities, the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Section is responsible for resolving encroachments, including collecting money for damages and repairing any damage on reservoir properties to a condition that would provide an appropriate reservoir buffer.

Monies collected into the DPU Waterways Nature Preservation Fund are utilized for the protection, restoration, and enhancement of the City reservoir properties including, but not limited to, the purchase of trees, wildflowers, shrubs, evaluation of forest and wetlands, educational signage and materials, landscaping services, and legal & related service fees.

Fiscal Impact:

The fiscal impact of this ordinance will be to reduce the DPU Waterways Nature Preservation Fund's unappropriated balance by an amount not to exceed $40,000.00.

Title

To authorize the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $40,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Public Utilities Special Purpose Fund to the Public Utilities Department to continue purchasing supplies and providing services during Fiscal Year 2020. ($40,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, this ordinance provides for the appropriation of lapsed funds in order to continue purchasing supplies and providing services during Fiscal Year 2020; and

WHERE...

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