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File #: 2026-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2020 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to transfer $15,000.00 within the general fund and establish an Auditor's Certificate on behalf of the Civil Service Commission for the purpose of administering the uniformed examinations for the Department of Public Safety; to authorize an expenditure of $35,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency ($35,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Ord 2026-2020 Uniformed Testing AC Attachment.pdf

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND:  The Civil Service Commission has several upcoming safety forces uniformed examinations for which various equipment, supplies, and services will need to be secured in order to administer the exams.  This ordinance is necessary to authorize the expenditure of funds to provide the various equipment, supplies, and services associated with these exams so that the Commission can meet its Charter mandates and contractual obligations in maintaining current eligible lists for the safety forces uniformed classifications.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  The total expenditure amount of $35,000.00 is completely funded in the Commission's 2020 budget.

 

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency designation is being requested to allow for funds to be available as soon as possible for the planning and implementation of these examinations.

 

 

Title

 

To authorize the City Auditor to transfer $15,000.00 within the general fund and establish an Auditor's Certificate on behalf of the Civil Service Commission for the purpose of administering the uniformed examinations for the Department of Public Safety; to authorize an expenditure of $35,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency ($35,000.00).

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Civil Service Commission will be administering upcoming safety forces uniformed exams, including but not limited to Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain, Fire Battalion Chief, Fire Deputy Chief, Police Officer, Police Lieutenant and Police Commander; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission will be contracting with individuals from around the country for performing certain phases of these examinations; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Civil Service Commission will provide housing, transportation, meals, and meeting refreshments for these individuals; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Civil Service Commission will incur other necessary expenses including but not limited to room and equipment rental, printing, consulting, audio visual services, and various supplies; and,

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Civil Service Commission in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the City Auditor to establish an Auditor's Certificate, on behalf of the Civil Service Commission, for the purpose of administering and paying for upcoming uniformed examinations for the Department of Public Safety; now, therefore;

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  That the City Auditor shall hereby be authorized to transfer within the Civil Service Commission’s 2020 General Fund budget, the amount of $15,000.00 from Department 2701, Object Class 03, Main Account 63050, Fund 1000, Sub-fund 100010, Program CS001 to Department 2701, Object Class 02, Main Account 62010, Fund 1000, Sub-fund 100010, Program CS001.

 

SECTION 2.  That the City Auditor be and is hereby authorized to establish an Auditor's Certificate on behalf of the Civil Service Commission for the purpose of administering safety forces uniformed exams.

 

SECTION 3.  That the expenditure of $35,000, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 1000 General Fund, to be expended to pay for the purchase of printing, audio visual services, housing, transportation, meals, meeting refreshments, facility and equipment rental, consulting services, supplies, and any other costs incurred for upcoming safety forces uniformed exams, in object classes 02 and 03 per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  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.