Agenda Item # 5

Updated 1/12/15
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

January 13, 2015

Agenda Report # 67

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

January 13, 2015


TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Sheriff’s Office - FY15 Public Safety Reserve Request

INITIATED BY: Sheriff’s Office / Finance Department




Recommendation: Approval is requested of a resolution transferring $211,819 of the FY15 Public Safety Vacancy Reserve for the Sheriff to the Sheriff’s Office General Fund Budget to fill 6 of the 7 vacant positions.

Background: The FY15 Budget for the General Fund which was approved on June 17, 2014, and included $1,889,900 as a Public Safety Vacancy Reserve. The Sheriff has requested to fill 6 of the 7 vacant positions and per Ordinance #14-25, the council must approve utilization of the Public Safety Vacancy Reserve. The total reserve allocated to the Sheriff’s Office was $265,251.

Analysis: The FY15 Public Safety Vacancy Reserve was established to set aside funding for vacant Public Safety positions in the Police Department, Fire Department, Muscogee County Prison, and the Sheriff’s Office and to transfer necessary funds with approval from Council.

Financial Considerations: The request is made for filling 6 of 7 vacant positions in the Sheriff’s Office.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: No annual fiscal impact.

Legal Considerations: Council approval is required per Ordinance #14-25.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve a resolution transferring $211,819 of the FY15 Public Safety Vacancy Reserve for the Sheriff to the Sheriff’s Office General Fund Budget to fill 6 of the 7 vacant positions.


A RESOLUTION

No. _____________


WHEREAS, Columbus Council approved the FY15 Operating Budget on June 17, 2014; and,

WHEREAS, the FY15 Public Safety Vacancy Reserve was established at $1,889,900; and,

WHEREAS, the FY15 Public Safety Vacancy Reserve balance allocated to the Sheriff’s Office is $265,251;

WHEREAS, in accordance with Ordinance #14-25, the Sheriff appeared before Council on December 9, 2014 and requested funding for 6 vacant positions; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

That the Sheriff’s Office is hereby appropriated up to $211,819 for the 6 of the 7 vacant positions. The appropriate amount will be transferred after each position is filled.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of ____________, 2015 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.


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 __________.




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