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File #: 0689-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2021 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To authorize the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to modify and extend the 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 COVID-19 emergency; and the expenditure of up to $337,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($337,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Columbus Convention Center Mod.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to modify and extend the contract with the Greater Columbus Convention Center (CCC) for an additional (3) months and $337,000.00. This additional time and funding is necessary to continue to house the high volume dockets at 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.

Ordinance 2787-2020 authorized the Municipal Court Judges to enter into a three (3) month contract with the Greater Columbus Convention Center for space rental and ancillary services, including parking for Court visitors at the Convention Center.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center federal tax id is 31-1251788.


FISCAL IMPACT: Funds totaling $337,000.00 are available within the Municipal Court Judges 2021 General Fund Operating Budget

EMERGENCY: Emergency legislation is requested for the continuity of the space and services provided by the Convention Center and to continue hearing cases in a safe manner.



Title
To authorize the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to modify and extend the 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 COVID-19 emergency; and the expenditure of up to $337,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($337,000.00)

Body

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, it is necessary for the City of Columbus and the Franklin County Municipal Court to addre...

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