Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

09/22/2015

Agenda Report # 32


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Emergency Management Performance Agreement Grant Award

INITIATED BY: Riley Land, Emergency Management Div. Columbus Fire and EMS


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with Georgia Emergency Management Agency for the operating expenses of the Emergency Management Division of the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Background: Each year the Georgia Emergency Management Agency awards base grants to local emergency management agencies for the purpose of defraying the operating expenses of the local depart./agency.

Analysis: This grant is awarded each year to local EMA agencies meeting the base requirements set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. The Emergency Management Division of the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services has met and documented the completion of these requirements and the submission of this grant request completes the process for accessing these funds.

Financial Considerations: The matching requirements for this grant have already been met with the salaries of two employees in this division. There are no further monetary requirements placed on the city. This application document has already been filled out by employees of the Finance Department, City of Columbus.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The submission and approval of this grant application will return $ 56,956.00 to the City of Columbus for operating expenses of the Emergency Management Division of the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Legal Considerations: The City Manager's signature is required as the Chief Operating Officer of the City of Columbus. All legal obligations set forth in the grant request document have already been met and documented by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. This document has already been reviewed by employees of the Finance Department and a Summary Action Sheet has been processed.

Recommendations/ Actions: It is recommended that Columbus City Council approve this resolution to affix the City Manager's signature and to submit this application document to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.


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A RESOLUTION
NO._____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER’S SIGNATURE ON AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT APPLICATION TO THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

WHEREAS, the State of Georgia and cities within its boundaries, to include Columbus, Georgia are subject to emergencies and disasters caused by natural, manmade and technological hazards; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government maintains an Emergency Management Division under the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services to conduct planning and coordination of emergency response assets in the event of such an emergency or disaster; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government, in maintaining this agency, pays salaries of two employees and other operating expenses of this Division; and,

WHEREAS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency set forth guidelines and requirements for this Division in order for it to be eligible for federal grants and disaster reimbursement; and,

WHEREAS, by meeting these requirements this division is eligible for a base award grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to defray operating expenses and can access this grant by affixing the City Manager’s signature to the application document.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of ___________ 2015, 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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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor