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File #: 2188-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/16/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
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 $750,000.00 from fund 2209; and to declare an emergency. ($750,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2188-2021 letter, 2. 2188-2021
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.

With passage of ordinance number 1821-2021 on July 12, 2021, Columbus City Council authorized the City Treasurer's Office to modify its contract with US Bank to provide gift cards for Columbus Public Health for it to offer gift cards as an incentive for those that receive a vaccine at a CPH COVID-19 vaccination site.

Due to the strength of community adoption, Columbus Public Health is extending its incentive program for six additional weeks with additional resources provided by American Rescue Plan funding. Due to the immediate nature of the need to extend the program, Columbus Public Health requested and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther provided authorization in an Emergency Letter dated August 10, 2021. The City Treasurer’s Office now wishes to modify its contract with US Bank to provide additional gift cards for Columbus Public Health under the Mayor's Emergency Letter.

Emergency action is requested due to the signed Mayor's Emergeny Letter to continue the Columbus Public Health COVID-19 vaccine incentive program.


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


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 $750,000.00 from fund 2209; and to declare an emergency. ($750,000.00)


Body

WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health, pursuant to a Mayor's Emergency Letter - Vaccine Incentive Program date August 10,...

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