Agenda Item # 4
ADD-ON

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

March 28, 2017

Agenda Report # 114


TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Allocation of CDBG funds for Winterfield Community Clean-Up Event

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a CDBG agreement with Keep Columbus Beautiful to utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in an amount up to $5,000 for a clean-up event that is taking place within the Winterfield Community as part of the Winterfield Community Improvement Program.

Background: The Community Reinvestment Department, is celebrating National Community Development Week (NCDW) April 17-22, 2017. The NCDW provides a perfect forum to highlight the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. During this week, the Community Reinvestment Department, along with Keep Columbus Beautiful, will host a Winterfield Community Clean-up Event on April 22, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. The CDBG funding will be used to purchase clean-up supplies, along with assisting elderly homeowners within the Winterfield neighborhood with landscaping activities to their properties.

Analysis: The Community Reinvestment Department and Keep Columbus Beautiful has formed this partnership to host a clean-up event and provide landscaping assistance to elderly, low-income individuals and/or families within the Winterfield Community. These types of activities are allowable under the CDBG program.

Financial Considerations: The City will provide up to $5,000 in CDBG funds to assist with the Winterfield Community Improvement Program. The CDBG funding is from prior year grant allocations.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney will review and approve the proposed CDBG Interagency Agreement prior to obtaining signatures.

Recommendations: Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a CDBG agreement with Keep Columbus Beautiful to utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in an amount up to $5,000 for a clean-up event that is taking place within the Winterfield Community as part of the Winterfield Community Improvement Program.

A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CDBG AGREEMENT WITH KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL TO UTILIZE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $5,000 FOR A CLEAN-UP EVENT WITHIN THE WINTERFIELD COMMUNITY.

WHEREAS, the Community Reinvestment Department, is celebrating National Community Development Week from April 17-22, 2017 which provides a perfect forum to highlight the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs; and,

WHEREAS, in partnership with Keep Columbus Beautiful a clean-up event will be held within the Winterfield Community as part of the celebration; and,

WHEREAS, CDBG funds can be utilized to purchase supplies and services for the event; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus would like to provide up to $5,000 in CDBG funding for eligible expenses needed to carry out the clean-up activities.

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

That approval is granted to enter into a CDBG agreement with Keep Columbus Beautiful to utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in an amount up to $5,000 for a clean-up event that is taking place within the Winterfield Community as part of the Winterfield Community Improvement Program.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2017 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 Garrett 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