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File #: 1821-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: To authorize the City Treasurer to modify its contract with US Bank, NA for gift cards for Columbus Public Health; to authorize the expenditure of up to $350,000.00 from the Recovery Fund; to authorize the expenditure of up to $300.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund and to declare an emergency. ($350,300.00)
Attachments: 1. 1821-2021 US Bank.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND:

In 2018, the City of Columbus instituted mandatory direct deposit for its employees. At the same time, in order to offer an alternative to employees who were unwilling or unable to provide banking information, the Columbus City Treasurer’s Office entered into contract for two years with US Bank for payroll cards at no cost to the City.

In 2020, the City Treasurer’s Office entered into a second contract with US Bank for payroll cards for its employees, again, at no cost to the City.

The City Treasurer’s Office now wishes to modify its contract with US Bank to provide gift cards for Columbus Public Health.

The expenditure of American Rescue Plan Act funding to provide vaccine incentives is necessary to address the public health needs of the community as caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funding established and modification of US Bank contract will enable Columbus Public Health to offer gift cards as an incentive for those that receive a vaccine at a CPH COVID-19 vaccination site.

Emergency action is requested in order that Columbus Public Health be able to receive the vaccine incentive cards in time for its vaccine clinics scheduled in the month of July 2021.
FISCAL IMPACT: : American Rescue Funding in the amount of $350,000.00 is budgeted within the Recovery Fund 2209; Health Special Revenue Funding in the amount of $300.00 is budgeted within fund 2250.

Contract Compliance: US Bank National Association 310841368 expiration January 30, 2022.


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To authorize the City Treasurer to modify its contract with US Bank, NA for gift cards for Columbus Public Health; to authorize the expenditure of up to $350,000.00 from the Recovery Fund; to authorize the expenditure of up to $300.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund and to declare an emergency. ($350,300.00)


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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the need to promote vaccine adoption by the community in order to mitigate the impact of the pand...

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