AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $45000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE POLICE FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the Village Fiscal Officer has determined that it is necessary to transfer certain funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund to provide necessary funding for the operations of the police department, specifically for the purchase of a police cruiser and additional equipment, and
WHEREAS, the Village Council must approve certain transfers pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14, and
WHEREAS, this is a transfer of funds pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14(E), which transfer does not require a vote of the Village Council to authorize transfers from the General Fund to any other fund of the Village, and
WHEREAS, the Village Council elects to approve the transfer of funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund even though said approval is not required pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14, with the understanding that the Village is not required to seek any other approvals as may be required for other transfers of funds under Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:
Section 1. The Village Fiscal Officer is hereby authorized to transfer the sum of Forty-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($45000.00) from the General Fund to the Police Fund.
Section 2. The transfer of these funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund is necessary for the operation of the police department of the Village of Antwerp, specifically for the purchase of a police cruiser and additional equipment (including but not limited to lights, radio and radar for the police cruiser).
Section 3. It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 4. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village and for the further reason that the Village is in immediate need of funds for the operation of the police department necessary for the well being of the residents and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.
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Mayor of the Village of Antwerp
Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer