City of Reno
Nevada

Resolution
8460

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) to support their mission and service to families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the amount of $250. (General Fund)

Information

Department:City Manager - Office of Communications & Community EngagementSponsors:Councilmember Paul McKenzie
Category:Council Donation Funds

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Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. ________ and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) in the amount of $250.

 

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary: Councilmember Paul McKenzie would like to allocate $250 from Council Donation Funds assigned for Fiscal Year (FY) 17/18 to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to support their mission which provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty.

 

Financial Implications: Funds are budgeted for Council Donations in the General Fund.

 

Legal Implications: NRS 268.028(1) states that the governing body of a city may make donations to nonprofit organizations created for religious, charitable or educational purposes to be used for a selected purpose. The donated funds must be used to provide a substantial benefit to the inhabitants of the city. Council approval is required before the recommended funds transfer can take place.

 

Ordinance or Resolution

RESOLUTION DONATING COUNCIL DONATION FUNDS TO THE CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS (C.O.P.S.) TO SUPPORT THEIR MISSION AND SERVICE TO families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the amount of $250. (General Fund)

 

WHEREAS, the City of Reno may donate funds in accordance with NRS 268.028, entitled “Expenditure of public money; grant of public money and donation of certain property to certain nonprofit organizations or governmental entities” when such expenditure provides a substantial benefit to the inhabitants of the City; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the families and affected co-workers during the grieving process when the devastation of a line of duty death occurs; and,

 

WHEREAS, C.O.P.S and its local Northern Nevada Chapter of volunteers proudly provide hands-on resources to answers questions and provide an overall support system to the survivors; and,

 

WHEREAS, C.O.P.S. provides programs designed specifically for each survivor to help rebuild their shattered life; and,

 

WHEREAS, C.O.P.S. provides an invaluable service in our region and also raises awareness during National Police Week in March every year; and,

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Reno approves the donation of the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250) to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), to support their mission and service provided in our region; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should the above donation or any portion thereof not be used for the purpose as set forth in this Resolution, any unused funds shall be returned to the City of Reno.

 

Upon motion by Councilmember                                , and seconded by Councilmember

                               , the foregoing Resolution was passed and adopted this ________ day of

                               , 2017, by the following vote of the Council:

AYES:

 

NAYS:

 

ABSTAIN:

 

ABSENT:

 

 

APPROVED this           day of                                , 2017.

 

 

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HILLARY SCHIEVE

MAYOR

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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ASHLEY D. TURNEY

CITY CLERK