Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

February 23, 2016

Agenda Report # 88


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: 2016 Georgia County Internship Program Grant/Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment Division


Recommendation: Approval is requested to apply for and accept, if award, a grant from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundations for funds up to $2,173 with a local match of up to $500 and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded. The grant funding will be utilized to hire an intern to update and organize the City Real Estate Records, and to create a property database and marketing plan for City surplus properties.

Background: The Association of County Commissioner of Georgia's Civic Affairs Foundation provides summer and fall grants to hire college interns to work for ten weeks on various projects for its member counties.

Analysis: The internal audit conducted on the Community Reinvestment Division identified the need to create and update its Real Estate files to be more inclusive, along with developing a property database and marketing plan for the disposition of City surplus properties. The intern will be utilized for the creation and implementation of these new procedures and processes for Real Estate.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The Columbus Consolidated Government will not be required to continue this internship when the funding has been expended.

Financial Considerations: Up to $500 of the Real Estate General Fund Budget may be used in conjunction with the grant for salary, FICA and Workers Compensation, if needed.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is a member of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and as such is eligible to receive funds from the organization.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to apply for and accept, if award, a grant from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundations for funds up to $2,173 with a local match of up to $500 and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded. The grant funding will be utilized to hire an intern to update and organize the City Real Estate Records, and to create a property database and marketing plan for City surplus properties.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY, ACCEPT, APPROVE LOCAL MATCH UP TO $500, IF NEEDED, AND AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT AWARDED UP TO $2,173 FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GEORGIA CIVIC AFFAIRS FOUNDATION TO FUND A 2016 SUMMER INTERN FOR THE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT DIVISION FOR TEN WEEKS.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation to the Columbus Consolidated Government’s Community Reinvestment Division for a ten-week period during the 2016 summer months; and,

WHEREAS, the funds will be used to hire a college intern to update and organize the City Real Estate Records, and to create a property database and marketing plan for City surplus properties; and,

WHEREAS, the Association of County Commissioner of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation solicited its membership to submit applications for projects that college interns can perform over a ten-week period in the summer of 2016; and,

WHEREAS, the City will utilize up to $500 for salaries, FICA, and worker compensation utilizing the Real Estate General Fund Budget, if needed.

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

The City Manager is authorized to apply, accept, approve local match up to $500, if needed, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded up to $2,173 from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation to hire an intern to update and organize the City Real Estate Records, and to create a property database and marketing plan for City surplus properties.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


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



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Tina Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor