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File #: 2234-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2021 In control: Building and Zoning Policy Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the transfer of financials and fixed assets for the Division of Code Enforcement from the Department of Development to the Department of Building and Zoning Services, including establishing an imprest petty cash account for the division in the Department of Building and Zoning Services; to transfer current fund balances associated with the division as provided in the attachment; to appropriate $470,210.00 from the Development Services Fund; and to declare an emergency ($470,210.00).
Attachments: 1. 2234-2021 Code to BZS Appropriation.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the transfer of financials and fixed assets for the Division of Code Enforcement from the Department of Development to the Department of Building and Zoning Services.

A recent citywide operational review identified that several of the Division of Code Enforcement’s activities align with, and are beneficial to, the building and development community. To better structurally position personnel, programming, and future funding, this legislation will formally transfer the financial aspects and fixed assets of the Division of Code Enforcement from the Department of Development to the Department of Building and Zoning Services, assigning it the division code 43-02.

This ordinance is contingent upon passage of accompanying ordinance 2328-2021 which amends various sections of the Columbus City Codes in order to effectuate the transfer of the Division of Code Enforcement from the Department of Development to the Department of Building and Zoning Services. The division shall have as its primary duties the facilitation of the enforcement of codes and other duties as may be authorized by the director or ordinance of council. In addition, ordinance 2169-2021 authorizes the necessary transfers of authorized personnel strength levels from the Department of Development to the Department of Building and Zoning Services for the Division of Code Enforcement and Division of Administration.

The anticipated executed date of the re-organization is September 20, 2021.

Emergency: This legislation is being submitted as an emergency to allow for proper accounting of this division and to allow for as little interruption in services as possible.

Fiscal Impact: The Division of Code Enforcement is currently funded by the General Fund as well as federal funds related to the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In transferring the division, authority for unencumbered budget balances in the General Fund, totaling so much as is a...

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