Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

May 13, 2014

Agenda Report # 115


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program

INITIATED BY: Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office

Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application, and if approved, accept a grant in the amount of $97,970, or the approved amount, from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for the Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program/State Homeland Security Program, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded.

Background: Funds have been allocated to the State of Georgia to prevent, protect against, respond and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies in accordance with the goals and objectives of the State Strategic Plan. Muscogee County is eligible for $97,970.

Analysis: Funds will be used to enhance the Columbus Hazardous Devices Response Team’s ability to respond to explosive related incidents.

Financial Considerations: The grant is for $97,970, or the amount approved, with no matching funds. Funds will be used to provide equipment and upgrades to equipment for the Columbus Hazardous Devices Response Team.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: This grant will be funded for one time only, and will have no annual fiscal impact.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government has been notified of its eligibility to receive the funds.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize to submit an application and, if approved, accept a grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for the Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program/State Homeland Security Grant Program.

A RESOLUTION

NO. _______


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND, IF AWARDED, ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENT UPGRADES FOR THE COLUMBUS HAZARDOUS DEVICES RESPONSE TEAM AND AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT AWARDED. NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to submit and, if approved, accept a grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for $97,970, or the amount approved, with no matching funds for the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office to fund the purchase of equipment and equipment upgrades for the Columbus Hazardous Devices Response Team, and amend the multi-governmental fund by the amount awarded.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 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 Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.


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