WHEREAS, the Solicitor-General designed a Victim/Witness Assistance Program in 1997, which specially addresses the needs of misdemeanor crime victims; and,
WHEREAS, the funds are requested to finance personnel and budget of the Solicitor-General’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program to provide services mandated by Georgia law; and,
WHEREAS, the Solicitor-General is requesting the acceptance of a $21,149 Federal Grant Award and approval of disbursement in matching funds in the amount of $5,287, from the Crime Victim Assistance Surcharge for a total of $ 26,436 to fund salary and benefits; and,
WHEREAS, if accepted, Federal grant monies will reimburse the City for salary, and benefits for the excluding applicable Federal and State taxes.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES;
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to accept a Grant funds for the Solicitor-General’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program from VCS, a Federal grant, and approved the use of $26,436 from the Crime Victim Assistance Surcharge to fund the remaining portion. Amend the Multi Governmental Fund (216) to reflect the revenue and expenses.
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 __________.
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor