RESOLUTION
NO._______


A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA (“the Council”) AUTHORIZING THE USE OF GOVERNMENT PURCHASING OR CREDIT CARDS BY CERTAIN DESIGNATED ELECTED OFFICIALS AND APPROVING THE COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT (“CCG”) PURCHASING/CREDIT CARD PROGRAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS REVISED EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016.

WHEREAS, Georgia law prohibits a consolidated government from issuing purchasing and credit cards to elected officials unless the governing authority of the consolidated government has authorized such issuance and has promulgated policies regarding their use as provided by law; and

WHEREAS, such purchasing /credit cards shall only be issued to elected officials designated by the governing authority; and

WHEREAS, in order to comply with O.C.G.A.36-80-24, the Council desires to authorize certain elected officials to be issued a CCG Purchasing /Credit card and to approve the CCG Purchasing/Credit Card Program Policies and Procedures dated as of January 1, 2016 and attached as Exhibit A to this Resolution.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES: that the CCG/Purchasing Credit Card Program Policies and Procedures set forth in Exhibit A to this Resolution are approved. These policies and procedures including the Cardholder Agreements contained therein are issued in accordance with Ordinance No. 09-24, as it may hereafter be amended, and will govern all Columbus, Georgia and Muscogee County elected officials and their employees, as well as all other CCG officials and employees who are issued CCG Purchasing/Credit Cards pursuant to the CCG Purchasing/Credit Card Program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Council by public vote, designates the following Columbus and Muscogee County Elected Officials to receive CCG Purchasing/Credit Cards for themselves or such staff as they may designate and approves the form Cardholder Agreements contained in Exhibit A for use in issuing cards to the following elected officials:

Mayor
Members of the Columbus Council
District Attorney
Solicitor General
Superior Court Judges
Clerk of Superior Court
Sheriff
Probate Court Judge
State Court Judges
Municipal Court Judge
Tax Commissioner
Coroner

This Resolution shall become effective January 1, 2016.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 8th day of December, 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of Council.

Councilor Allen voting_____________.
Councilor Baker voting_____________.
Councilor Barnes voting____________.
Councilor Buck voting______________.
Councilor Davis voting_____________.
Councilor Henderson voting_________.
Councilor Huff voting______________.
Councilor Pugh voting______________.
Councilor Thomas voting____________.
Councilor Woodson voting___________.



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TINY B. WASHINGTON TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
CLERK MAYOR


CCG Policies and Procedures Credit Cards  EXHIBIT A   12-4-15.pdfCCG Policies and Procedures Credit Cards EXHIBIT A 12-4-15.pdf