Agenda Item #




Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

7/22/2014

Agenda Report #


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 the funding of $42,000.00 to Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc. effort to educate and prepare inmates for graduation of 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 and/or City Manager 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 MININISTRY, INC. FOR $42,000.00 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE INITIATIVES OF CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY JAIL MININISTRY, INC.

WHEREAS, Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc. has the GED Preparation Program to impact 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 $42,000.00 to the Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc.

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

The Mayor and/or City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a one-year contract through the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention with Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc. for $42,000.00 for funding the GED Preparation Program. Funds are budgeted in the FY15 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 22nd day of July, 2014 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