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File #: 2119-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Historical Society in support of a property acquisition to create a permanent home for the society; to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize an appropriation and transfer within the General Permanent Improvement Fund; to authorize an expenditure; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2119-2021 Legislation Template.pdf
Explanation

Background: The City desires to support the Columbus Historical Society in its endeavor to create a permanent home for the not-for-profit organization and a community center in the historic Franklinton neighborhood. The Columbus Historical Society has an opportunity to purchase, restore, and preserve the historic Engine House #6, located at 540 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The site will be the permanent home for the not-for-profit organization and a welcoming community center for the historic Franklinton community. The Columbus Historical Society’s growth in preservation and programming of the City’s important multi-cultural history now requires the Society to have a permanent home. Engine House #6 was built in 1880 and was the site of the Columbus Fire Department’s first emergency medical squad in 1934. The project will assist in the creation of jobs and related taxes from increased operations, tourism, guided tours, events, and educational programs in this growing Columbus community. The plan also includes creating a historical walk between the historical sites in the area, which will increase tourism. The City of Columbus is contributing up to $150,000 to support the purchase of the property.

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested to provide funding due to the time sensitive project goals related to the property acquisition.
Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes the appropriation, transfer, and expenditure of up to $150,000.00 from and within the General Permanent Improvement Fund to provide funding for a capital grant.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Historical Society in support of a property acquisition to create a permanent home for the society; to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize an appropriation and transfer within the General Permanent Improvement Fund; to authorize an expenditure;...

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