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File #: 1476-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2021 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction; to appropriate $442,416.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($442,416.00)
Attachments: 1. EM Grant.pdf

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND

This ordinance authorizes the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant in the amount of $442,416 from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and to appropriate the total amount of the grant from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Probation Department of the Franklin County Municipal Court.  This grant will fund the salaries and fringe benefits of two probation officers who will perform specialized supervision of individuals placed on electronic monitoring; and the salary and fringe benefits of one training and development staff person.

 

Emergency Legislation is requested so that the grant funds can be used as close to the start date of July 1, 2021 as possible.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

$442,416.00 will be expended from the General Government Grant Fund.

 

Title

 

To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to accept a grant award from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction; to appropriate $442,416.00 from the unappropriated balance of the general government grant fund to the Franklin County Municipal Court; and to declare an emergency. ($442,416.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it is in the city's best interest that the Franklin County Municipal Court continue to receive support for its enhanced probationary services for offenders with electronic monitoring; and

 

WHEREAS, grant monies from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, in the amount of $442,416 are available to provide for salaries and benefits of three probation staff program; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Franklin County Municipal Court in that it is immediately necessary to approve the acceptance of this grant so that the grant funds can be used as close to the start date of July 1 as possible; now, therefore,

 

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

 

SECTION 1. That the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court be and is hereby authorized to accept a grant in the amount of $442,416 from the State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

 

SECTION 2. Funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated.  That from the unappropriated balance in the general government grant fund, fund 2220, and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and appropriated for any other purpose during the twenty four months ending June 30, 2023, the sum of $442,416 is appropriated to the Franklin County Municipal Court.

 

SECTION 3. That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 2 shall be paid upon the order of the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 4. At the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grant is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements

 

SECTION 5. That for the reasons stated in the preamble herein, which are 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 passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither vetoes nor approves the same.