Agenda Item # 1
Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting
October 8, 2013

Agenda Report # 36

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and American Beverage Association (ABA) Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards Program

INITIATED BY: Mayor’s Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application and, if approved, accept a grant in the amount of up to $120,000, or approved amount, from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and their partner, the American Beverage Association, to provide funding to prevent childhood obesity through the programs of Live Healthy Columbus.

Background: The Mayor’s membership in the USCM makes grant opportunities available for various initiatives. This grant provides funding for large, mid-sized and small cities to further programs regarding the prevention of childhood obesity. As a mid-sized city, Columbus, Georgia is eligible for an award of $25,000- $120,000. The USCM defines a mid-sized city as one with 75,000 - 250,000 residents.

Analysis: Funds will be used to support Childhood Obesity Prevention programs.

Financial Considerations: The grant is for up to $120,000 with no matching funds.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: This grant will be funded one time only, and will have no annual fiscal impact.

Legal Considerations: The Mayor has been notified of eligibility to receive the funds.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize to submit an application, and if approved, accept a grant from USCM and ABA in the amount of up to $120,000.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, AND IF AWARDED, ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AND AMERICAN BEVERAGE OF UP TO $120,000 TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD OBESITY. THERE ARE NO MATCHING FUNDS REQUIRED AND APPROVAL IS REQUESTED TO AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT AWARDED.

WHEREAS, Columbus is eligible for up to $120,000 through an award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the American Beverage Association; and,

WHEREAS, the grant will be used to provide funding to prevent childhood obesity through the programs of Live Healthy Columbus; and,

WHEREAS, the grant will be awarded in at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington DC in January 2014.

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

That the Mayor is hereby authorized to submit, and if approved, accept a grant from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Beverage Association with no matching funds, to fund operations and programs for Live Healthy Columbus to prevent childhood obesity.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 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 Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.


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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor