A RESOLUTION
NO_______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TO ENTER INTO AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES BETWEEN CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND MUSCOGEE COUNTY IN THE AMOUNT OF $136,799 FROM FEBRUARY 2017 TO JUNE 2017 AND AUTHORIZE AN ADDITIONAL PAYMENT TO THE GEORGIA PUBLIC DEFENDER COUNCIL (GPDC) IN THE AMOUNT OF $109,268 PAID IN FOUR MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS OF $27,317 EACH.

WHEREAS, the Circuit Public Defender Office of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit was created in January 2005 by the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003 and provides that a consolidated government may contract with the circuit public defender for the provision of criminal defense for indigent persons; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) desires for the Circuit Public Defender to provide the criminal defense for indigent persons in Recorder’s Court; and,

WHEREAS, the contract amendment specifies the additional amount of $109,268 for state paid personnel and administrative fee for the period of February 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 and an additional amount for Columbus Consolidated Government personnel (one investigator and an attorney for Saturday/Holiday sessions at $150 per session) and other operating expenses totaling $27,531, and under the contract, as amended, Muscogee County’s total prorated share of all circuit expenses under the contract, as amended, will be $1,619,293.

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

That the Mayor or the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into an amendment to the agreement for Indigent Defense Services between Circuit Public Defender Office of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit and Muscogee County in the amount of $136,799 from February 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 and authorize payment to the GPDC in the amount of $109,268 to be paid in four monthly installments of $27,317 with the remaining $27,531 of personnel and operating expenses to be paid directly by the CCG.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the____ day of _____, 2017 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 Garrett 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