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File #: 1623-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Council Office for Signature
File created: 6/1/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $150,000.00 for the 2022 WPCLF program; to authorize the appropriation of $150,000.00 and any additional funds from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer appropriations between object classes for the 2022 WPCLF program; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 9827 - Columbus Public Health Agreement, 2. 1623-2022 Appropriation Form
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health’s Environmental Health Division has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $150,000.00 in grant monies to fund the 2022 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) grant program, for the period April 30, 2022 through November 30, 2023.

The WPCLF program was created to assist the residents of Ohio with the repair or replacement of failing septic systems in hopes to improve the overall water quality in the state. The program is providing financial assistance to low to moderate income homeowners with the repair or replacement of failing systems. Columbus Public Health will solicit and identify local homeowners in Columbus that meet the income eligibility criteria outlined in the program. Columbus Public Health hopes to identify and repair/replace approximately 20 systems within the City of Columbus.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so the identification of septic systems can begin immediately and to use all funds allocated to this program.

FISCAL IMPACT: The 2022 WPCLF program is entirely funded by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and does not generate revenue or require a City Match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $150,000.00 for the 2022 WPCLF program; to authorize the appropriation of $150,000.00 and any additional funds from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer appropriations between object classes for the 2022 WPCLF program; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)

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WHEREAS, $150,000.00 in grant funds have been made available to Columbus Public Health through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the 2022 WPCLF program for the period of April 30, 2022 through November 30, 2023; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept a...

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