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File #: 2624-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/10/2020 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to modify a grant agreement with the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in an amount up to $300,000.00 and to modify the scope of services as necessary; to authorize an expenditure up to $300,000.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD2624-2020 2020-11-06 Admin Conservatory Mod CARES Act
Explanation
Background: This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to modify a grant agreement with the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in an amount up to $300,000.00 and to modify the scope of services as necessary.

Original agreement $ 750,000.00 ord. 1569-2020 PO241883
Modification 1 $ 300,000.00
Total agreement amount $1,050,000.00

Ordinance 1569-2020, passed by Columbus City Council, on July 20, 2020, provided operating support for the organization effective March 1, 2020. This ordinance will provide additional operating support for expenses from March 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested to continue to provide operating support during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is provided to the City of Columbus from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law March 27, 2020 and available in the Department of Development’s CARES Act budget (fund 2207, subfund 220702).

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to modify a grant agreement with the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in an amount up to $300,000.00 and to modify the scope of services as necessary; to authorize an expenditure up to $300,000.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Columbus City Council approved Ordinance 1569-2020 to provide $750,000.00 of CARES Act funding to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for operational support; and

WHEREAS, additional operating support is needed; and

WHEREAS, the COVID 19 pandemic has resulted in closures that have adversely affected the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ operating budget; and

WHEREAS, expenditure of CARES Act funding is necessary to address unforeseen needs caused by closures resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, such expenditure of funds has not be...

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