Agenda Item #




Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

7/22/2014

Agenda Report #


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Georgia Appleseed, Inc.

INITIATED BY: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a contract with Georgia Appleseed Inc. to award funding for Crime Prevention initiatives.

Background: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has agreed to recommend the funding of $90,000.00 to Georgia Appleseed Inc. The funding for this program will be concentrated on crime prevention and reduction of the school to prison pipeline. Georgia Appleseed will contribute to Muscogee County’s effort to find more ways to keep kids in class, out of juvenile courts and on the road to graduation. They will also be helping Muscogee County Schools implement the PBIS, (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports), system.

Analysis: Funds will be used to open a field office in Muscogee County in order to tackle the issues that face our at risk juveniles.

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 contract with Georgia Appleseed, Inc., to provide funding for research and programming for at risk juveniles in Muscogee County.







A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH GEORGIA APPLESEEDS INC. FOR $90,000.00 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE INITIATIVES OF GEORGIA APPLESEED INC.

WHEREAS, Georgia Appleseed Inc. has the Georgia Appleseed Program to impact the lives of juveniles to reduce the rate of truancy, criminal behavior and delinquency; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has authorized funding under the Crime Prevention Program for this project in the amount of $90,000.00 to the Georgia Appleseed Program.

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

The Mayor and/or City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a contract through the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention with Georgia Appleseed Inc. for $90,000.00 for funding the Georgia Appleseed 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