Agenda Item # 7




Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

11/26/2013

Agenda Report # 007


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc.

INITIATED BY: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a one-year contract with Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc., to award funding for Crime Prevention initiatives.

Background: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has agreed to recommend funding of $41,500.00 to Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc., effort to educate and prepare inmates for graduation from the GED program.

Analysis: Funds will be used to pay for quality programming as well as mentoring for inmates within the Muscogee County Jail.

Financial Considerations: These funds are appropriated from the Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program and do not require a match.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a one-year contract with Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc., to provide funding for quality programming as well as mentoring for inmates within the Muscogee County Jail.




A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY JAIL MINISTRY, INC., FOR $41,500.00 FOR FUNDING THE INITIATIVES OF CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY JAIL MINISTRY, INC.

WHEREAS, Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc., has a GED Preparation Program that impacts the lives of Muscogee County inmates to reduce the rate of recidivism and substance abuse; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has authorized funding under the Crime Prevention Program for this project in the amount of $41,500.00 to the Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc.

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

That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into a one-year contract through the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention with Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc., for $41,500.00 for funding the GED Preparation Program. Funds are budgeted in the FY14 Budget: Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 26th day of November, 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