Agenda Item # 3
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

January 8, 2019

Agenda Report # 79

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Georgia Trauma Commission – Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission Grant

INITIATED BY: Columbus Department of Fire and EMS


Recommendation: Approval is requested to apply for and accept a grant in the amount of $8,644.33, or as otherwise awarded, from the Georgia Trauma Commission – Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission, with no local match required and amend the Multi-Government Fund by the award amount.

Background: Funds have been allocated to the Georgia Trauma Commission for the purchase of trauma equipment. In 2007, the Georgia Legislature through senate Bill 60 established the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission. In 2012, the Georgia Legislature through SB 489 amended SB 60 and thus O.C.G.A 31-11-100 to require annual reporting of the Commission’s activities to both House and Senate Committees on Health and Human services. Trauma continues to be the leading cause of death between the ages of 1 -44. Overall, injury is the 4th leading cause of death in the United states, but life – years lost are greater from injury than from three other leading causes of death combined, which are heart disease, cancer and stroke. The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment that will be used to better equip Columbus Fire and EMS in the treatment of trauma patients.

Analysis: The Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services will purchase equipment with funds being reimbursed by the state.

Financial Considerations: The grant is for equipment that will enhance the treatment of the trauma patient amounting to $8,644.33, with no matching funds required.

Legal Considerations: The Consolidated Government of Columbus is eligible to receive the funds.

Recommendation/Action: Approval is requested to apply for and accept a grant of $8,644.33 from the Georgia Trauma Commission – Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT A GRANT OF $8644.33, OR AS OTHERWISE AWARDED, FROM THE GEORGIA TRAUMA COMMISSION – GEORGIA TRAUMA CARE NETWORK COMMISSION, WITH NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND TO AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT AWARDED. FUNDS WILL BE UTILIZED FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRAUMA EQUIPMENT TO AID THE CITIZENS OF COLUMBUS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES.

WHEREAS, trauma is the leading cause of death between the ages of 1 – 44. Overall, injury is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States, but life years lost are greater from injury than three other causes of death: heart disease, cancer and stroke; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services has been approved by the Georgia Trauma Commission – Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to receive $8644.33 of grant monies; and,

WHEREAS, the purchase of trauma equipment will enhance the delivery of trauma service by Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services; and,

WHEREAS, the funds have been allocated through the 2019 Georgia Trauma Commission - Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission Grant; and,

WHEREAS, the equipment will be utilized to respond to trauma emergencies in Columbus and the surrounding counties; and,

WHEREAS, this grant proposal requires purchase of equipment with state reimbursement of funds with no matching funds required.

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

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held the _______ day of ___________, 2019 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _______ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Crabb voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council B.H. "Skip" Henderson III, Mayor