Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

11/26/2013

Agenda Report # 48


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant Application

INITIATED BY: Marshal’s Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application, and if approved, accept a grant for up to $23,745 from the Firehouse Subs Public Foundation for the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund (216) by a like amount.

Background: The purpose of the grant is to enhance the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office ability to help detect and apprehend criminals who are mobile by purchasing a Mobile License Plate Reader. Funding for this project is in the form of a one-time grant award up to $23,745.

Analysis: The grants awarded through the foundation are limited to $23,745 maximum. No matching funds are required. The project is funded for a twelve (12) month period. Locally, Captain Curtis Lockette will manage the grant. The grant requests approval to purchase one (1) Mobile License Plate Reader for $23,745. Projects under this category are not eligible for continuation funding.

Financial Considerations: The proposed resolution will authorize the acceptance of a grant up to $23,745 from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. There is no matching fund requirement; therefore, there will be no impact on the general fund by accepting the grant.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There will be no fiscal impact on the CCG budget.

Legal Considerations: Approval of the grant will obligate the City to all conditions of the grant award.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to submit an application and, if approved, accept a grant for up to $23,745 from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office and amend the Mutli-Governmental Fund (216) by a like amount.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND, IF APPROVED, ACCEPT A $23,745 GRANT FROM THE FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) MOBILE LICENSE PLATE READER AND AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND (216) BY A LIKE AMOUNT. THERE IS NO MATCHING FUND REQUIREMENT.

WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government is committed to the effective and efficient protection of its citizens through proactive detection and apprehension of offenders; and,

WHEREAS, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation offers grants to improve the life-saving capabilities of first responders and public safety organizations in communities served by Firehouse Subs; and,

WHEREAS, the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office requests permission to make application to receive up to $23,745 funding to purchase a Mobile License Plate Reader System to read tags that are associated with various crimes.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application and, if approved, accept a $23,745 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund (216) in a like amount.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2013, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor