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File #: 5549    Version: 0 Name: Appropriation CARES Funds
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2021 In control: Justice and Law Enforcement Committee
On agenda: 10/4/2021 Final action: 10/11/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE appropriating $72,171.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2021 CARES Act Fund to fund the acquisition of video conferencing equipment, software, and maintenance for use by the Sheriff's Office and Department of Corrections, to provide for greater social distancing for inmates during professional visits and court appearances, in connection with the fight against the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: Charlie Franklin
Indexes: 2021 CARES ACT, SHERIFF'S OFFICE, VIDEO CONFERENCING EQUIPMENT
Attachments: 1. 5549bu.pdf, 2. 5549adopt.pdf
Related files: 20549
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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AN ORDINANCE appropriating $72,171.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2021 CARES Act Fund to fund the acquisition of video conferencing equipment, software, and maintenance for use by the Sheriff's Office and Department of Corrections, to provide for greater social distancing for inmates during professional visits and court appearances, in connection with the fight against the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.


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ORDINANCE NO. 5549, October 4, 2021

INTRODUCED BY Charlie Franklin, County Legislator

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WHEREAS, U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, and County Executive Frank White, Jr., have all declared, in one form or another, the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic to be a public health emergency; and,

WHEREAS, the County, through its various efforts, plays a significant role in the public health of its citizens and employees; and,

WHEREAS, an appropriate response by the County to this emergency will require significant expenditures from the County CARES Act Fund, which consists of monies provided by the U.S. Treasury for this purpose; and,

WHEREAS, this appropriation will make available funds to purchase fifteen Cisco SX-10 Telepresence Endpoints, fifteen SX-10 Monitors, carts, and cables, 20 iPad Mini devices and cases, and twenty-five Cisco Webex business licenses to streamline videoconferencing communications between inmates and the 16th Circuit Court and/or outside legal counsel; and,
WHEREAS, all equipment and services encompassed in this Ordinance shall be procured from existing County term and supply vendors; and,

WHEREAS, these purchases were previously authorized via Resolution 20549, dated November 2, 2020, but, due to a miscommunication among County departments the purchase orders for the needed equipment were mistakenly closed out at the end of 2020, before the purchases could be finalized; now therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED by the Cou...

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