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Meeting Name: Budget and Finance Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/14/2020 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, Room 300
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Agenda packet: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet
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202001445 11.ReportREPORT, dated 9/10/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, regarding FY 2020 Carryover to FY 2021.Held  Action details Video Video
202001447 22.ReportREPORT, dated 9/10/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, regarding Department of Finance Reports for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020 (unaudited).Approve & File  Action details Video Video
202000970 13.OrdinanceORDINANCE, submitted by Councilmember Mann, from Andrew Garth, Interim City Solicitor, ESTABLISHING a City Council policy relating to the expenditure of payments in lieu of taxes received by the City of Cincinnati from tax increment financing incentive districts established pursuant to Section 5709.40© of the Ohio Revised Code.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001430 14.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmembers Sunderman and Kearney, WE MOVE that the City Administration create guidelines for consulting with community councils when Tax Increment Funding (TIF) funds are requested for development projects within their boundaries. City staff should ensure that appropriate community council representatives have been adequately briefed before a project is presented to City Council for consideration. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Not available
202001169 15.ReportREPORT, dated 8/31/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, regarding Tax Incentive Review Council Status of Property Tax Agreements Year End 2019.Approve & File  Action details Not available
202001189 16.OrdinanceORDINANCE, dated 9/2/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, LEVYING assessments for unpaid costs for necessary sidewalk, sidewalk area, curb and gutter construction, reconstruction and emergency repairs conducted at miscellaneous locations by the City of Cincinnati through its Sidewalk Safety Program, made in accordance with Cincinnati Municipal Code Sections 721-149 through 721-169.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001193 17.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Sittenfeld, dated 8/17/2020, WE MOVE that Findlay Playground - which was closed and gated for a period of nearly two years due to safety concerns - should be a flourishing, shared public space that increases safety, quality of life, and recreational opportunities for the surrounding community. WE FURTHER MOVE that with the recent re-opening of Findlay Playground, in order to ensure a successful, sustainable, equitable future, that the City Council supports and commits to investing in a course of action which includes and accomplishes the following: (BALANCE ON FILE IN CLERK’S OFFICE).Referred to CM for a Report  Action details Not available
202001240 28.ReportREPORT, dated 9/2/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, regarding FY 2019 Single Audit Report and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).Approve & File  Action details Video Video
202001327 19.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Sundermann, dated 8/31/2020, WE MOVE the City Administration prioritize the payoff of the $50 million operating debt for emergency financing which was incurred by the City of Cincinnati for unforeseen and other necessary expenses that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prioritization means earmarking any available closeout monies for the payment of the loan after the Funds Stabilization Policy distributions have been made to the General Fund Carryover Balance and Reserve for Weather and One Time Events per City Council Ordinance, then to the Economic Downturn Reserve Fund, Working Capital Reserves, and Additional Reserves. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Held  Action details Video Video
202001340 110.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant in an amount of up to $998,863 from the Ohio Department of Health to support the City’s efforts to address COVID-19 by providing funding for contact tracing and case investigations to slow the transmission of COVID-19, minimize morbidity and mortality, preserve healthcare, workforce and infrastructure functions, and minimize social and economic impacts; and AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the grant funds into Public Health Research Fund 350.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001344 111.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept and appropriate a grant in the amount of up to $3,000,000 from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes Production Grant program for the purpose of helping to remediate properties with lead hazards and for the promotion and development of Healthy Homes Supplemental funding.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001345 112.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept and appropriate a grant in the amount of up to $200,000 from the America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative Targeted Small Grants program, for the purpose of improving access to healthy foods in underserved areas, creating and preserving quality jobs, and revitalizing low-income communities.Recommend Passage  Action details Video Video
202001351 113.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant in the amount of $75,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing; and authorizing the Finance Director to deposit the grant funds into Public Health Research Fund 350.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001372 114.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute an Amendment to Lease with Cincinnati SMSA Limited Partnership to extend the term of an existing lease pertaining to space on the City-owned water tower located at 701 Covedale Avenue in Delhi Township.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001373 115.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to accept an in-kind donation from Compliant Technologies of equipment valued at $7,769.50 for use by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Civil Disturbance Response Team.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001374 116.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant in the amount of up to $50,000 from the Gary Sinise Foundation First Responders Grant Program for the purchase of CordicoShield, a customized law enforcement wellness app, aimed at strengthening workforce resilience, well-being, and retention for high-stress professions.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001375 117.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute an Amendment to Lease with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC to extend the term of an existing lease pertaining to space on the City-owned water tower located at 6141 Campus Lane in Mt. Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001377 118.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for a grant in the amount of up to $391,950 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund for the purpose of replacing a select number of diesel vehicles within the City fleet.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001378 119.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant in an amount up to $250,000 from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Services, FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant (CFDA #16.034) for the purpose of reimbursing the Cincinnati Police Department for overtime expenses related to Coronavirus preparation, prevention and response; and AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the grant funds into Law Enforcement Grant Fund 368, Project Account No. 20CERF.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001380 120.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/2/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager or her designee to apply for, accept, and appropriate Water Supply Revolving Loan Account loan funding in the approximate amount of $8,000,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Water Development Authority for the purpose of replacing aging water mains as well as planning, designing, and constructing drinking water facilities for Greater Cincinnati Water Works.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001381 121.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), dated 9/2/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to vacate and sell to 100 Medpace Way, LLC; 200 Medpace Way, LLC; 300 Medpace Way, LLC; 400 Medpace Way, LLC; and the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority certain portions of the public right-of-way known as Medpace Way in the Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001382 122.Legislative ResolutionLEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION, dated 9/2/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, DECLARING the intent to appropriate to public use property required for the Auburn Avenue Improvement Project.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001385 123.OrdinanceORDINANCE, dated 9/2/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Property Sale Agreement with BMC Vision, LLC for the sale of City-owned real property located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Bloor Avenue and Beechmont Circle in the Linwood neighborhood of Cincinnati.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001394 124.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for the City Administration to deliver a report to City Council, outlining all current city government activities and programs aimed to promoting and enabling homeownership for low-income individuals and families in Cincinnati, along with an update on the impact and effectiveness of these activities. WE FURTHER MOVE for this report to include a feasibility analysis for providing low-income homeowners with forgivable loans to make necessary repairs and home improvements, such that the loan becomes forgivable (in full, or part) upon five (5) years of residing within the home. If such a program (or set of programs) already exists, we ask that the report outline in detail how to program(s) work, who the program(s) have served (e.g. by income-level, age, household size, and neighborhood), and recommendations for expanding such program(s) to increase impact. WE FURTHER MOVE for the city administration to identify funding sources that could be used to enable either the city, or a city partner organization, to complete small repairs for lowReferred to CM for a Report  Action details Not available
202001401 125.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmember Kearney, WE MOVE for the City Administration to cease adding fines associated with code enforcement violations to the property tax bills of residential property owners. WE FURTHER MOVE that the City Administration provide recommendations to City Council to create a program (or set of programs) similar to what was formerly known as the “Harbor Fund”, which provided low-income homeowners with grants to resolve code violations. WE FURTHER MOVE for this report to be delivered within 14 days following passage of this motion. (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Filed  Action details Video Video
202001429 126.MotionMOTION, submitted by Councilmembers Seelbach, Kearney, Landsman, Sittenfeld and Young, WE MOVE that the Administration declare the East Walnut Hills Two-Way Conversion Project a FY22 Capital Priority Project, allowing it to receive full funding in the Capital Budget before it is introduced to Council,. The Community has worked with the City for years on this project which has received broad support and is ready to begin construction as early as next summer. For the purpose of reimbursing up to $ 1 million in funds from the East Walnut Hills TIF that are projected to be used for the Two-way Conversion Project. The Community has worked with the City for years on this project which has received broad support and is ready to begin construction as early as next summer. (AMENDED ON THE FLOOR OF COMMITTEE ON 9/14/20020)AdoptFail Action details Video Video
202001539 127.OrdinanceORDINANCE, (EMERGENCY) dated 09/11/2020, submitted by Mayor Cranley, from Andrew W. Garth, Interim City Solicitor, AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $2,000,000 from the unappropriated surplus of “East Walnut Hills Equivalent Fund 486” (East Walnut Hills TIF District) to existing capital improvement program project account no. 980x232x212387, “East Walnut Hills Two-Way Conversion,” to provide resources for the conversion of William Howard Taft Road, E. McMillan Street, and Woodburn Avenue to two-way streets in the neighborhood of East Walnut Hills; and further AMENDING the description of the existing capital improvement program project account no. 9o80x232x212387, “East Walnut Hills Two-Way Conversion.”HeldFail Action details Video Video
202001539 1 OrdinanceORDINANCE, (EMERGENCY) dated 09/11/2020, submitted by Mayor Cranley, from Andrew W. Garth, Interim City Solicitor, AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $2,000,000 from the unappropriated surplus of “East Walnut Hills Equivalent Fund 486” (East Walnut Hills TIF District) to existing capital improvement program project account no. 980x232x212387, “East Walnut Hills Two-Way Conversion,” to provide resources for the conversion of William Howard Taft Road, E. McMillan Street, and Woodburn Avenue to two-way streets in the neighborhood of East Walnut Hills; and further AMENDING the description of the existing capital improvement program project account no. 9o80x232x212387, “East Walnut Hills Two-Way Conversion.”Recommend PassagePass Action details Video Video
202001435 128.MotionMOTION, (AMENDED) submitted by Councilmembers Young and Kearney, WE MOVE that the Administration amend the existing CRA agreement with 2347 Reading Road, LLC, an affiliate of Kingsley & Co., for its 2347 Reading Road hotel project to: (1) extend the project completion deadline through December 31, 2021, and (2) extend the outside tax year by which the abatement would commence through 2024. (AMENDED ON THE FLOOR OF COMMITTEE ON 10/12/2020) (STATEMENT ATTACHED)Referred to CM for a Report  Action details Video Video
202001299 129.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/10/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Grant of Easement in favor of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., granting a utility easement over a portion of City-owned property generally located at 1600 Gest Street in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001448 130.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/10/2020, AUTHORIZING the payment of $7,152.91 as a moral obligation to the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio for services provided to the City as part of the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence related to the continued and uninterrupted deployment of Community Engagement Specialists to targeted neighborhoods affected by gun violence.Recommend Passage Emergency  Action details Not available
202001449 131.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/10/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the amount of $12,750 for the purpose of providing funding in support of Hirsch Recreation Community Programming to increase the programming capacity of the Hirsch Recreation Center for members of the Avondale community; and further AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the donated funds in Fund 319, “Contributions for Recreation Purposes.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001450 132.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/10/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association Summer Meals Support Program in the amount of $10,000 to provide emergency funding relief to support sustained operations of meal programs that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the summer of 2020; and further AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the donated funds in Fund 319, “Contributions for Recreation Purposes.”Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001451 133.OrdinanceORDINANCE submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/10/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to accept and appropriate monetary donations from the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation on behalf of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in an amount up to $15,000 for the purpose of providing financial resources for Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s summer camp activities for youth and families; SALT Ministries in the amount of $3,200 for the purpose providing financial resources in the form of swim admission passes for Avondale community youth to swim at Hirsch Recreation Center Pools; the Rock By the Sea in the amount of $5,000 for the purpose of providing financial resources for Avondale community youth to swim at Hirsch Recreation Center Pool; and the Avondale Development Corporation in the amount of $4,000 for the purpose of providing financial resources for the Avondale Community youth to attend Cincinnati Recreation Commission summer camp activities; and AUTHORIZING the Finance Director to deposit the donated funds in Fund 319, “Contributions for RecreatRecommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001452 134.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/10/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to apply for, accept, and appropriate a grant of up to $253,800 from the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, FY 2020 Local Solicitation (CFDA #16.738); and further AUTHORIZING the City Manager to appropriate the grant proceeds in the total amount of up to $253,800 for purposes of funding the Police Visibility Overtime Program, the Sexual Assault Advocate Program contract with Women Helping Women, and Hamilton County Pre-Trial Services.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available
202001528 135.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY), dated 9/14/2020, submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute a Grant of Easements in favor of Great Parks of Hamilton County granting easements over City-owned land near the Beechmont Avenue Bridge, on either side of the Little Miami River, in the Linwood and Mt. Washington neighborhoods of Cincinnati.Recommend Passage  Action details Video Video
202001538 136.OrdinanceORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Paula Boggs Muething, Interim City Manager, on 9/14/2020, AUTHORIZING the City Manager to execute any and all agreements and take such other steps as may be necessary in order to sell City-owned real property at 835-847 Oak Street in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati to Melrose IHNGC Limited Partnership, an affiliate of The Model Group, Inc. and Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.Recommend Passage  Action details Not available