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File #: 21-0276    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 3/9/2021 Final action: 3/9/2021
Title: A Resolution of the Salt Lake County Council Approving Distribution of Salt Lake County General Funds to Townships Within Salt Lake County to Assist the Townships in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Township COVID Fund Transfer Resolution Final Rev1 AATF

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A Resolution of the Salt Lake County Council Approving Distribution of Salt Lake County General Funds to Townships Within Salt Lake County to Assist the Townships in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Description: Salt Lake County (the "County") received federal funds under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136) (the "CARES Act") to combat and address the effects of the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19") within Salt Lake County.

The County distributed CARES funds to all municipalities within the County to aid in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Salt Lake County budgeted a total of $68,031,273.80 for distribution to the municipalities.

The Townships of Copperton, Emigration Canyon, White City, Kearns, and Magna (collectively, the "Townships") were budgeted to receive $4,083,291.76 in CARES funding. Due to the CARES Act's restrictions and corresponding guidance, the Townships were not able to fully spend their CARES Act allotments, eventually only spending a combined total of $830,470.33. As a result, the Townships returned the unspent funds to the County and did not receive additional CARES funding beyond the first allotment of funds.

In the interest of providing equity with the other County municipalities who received and were able to fully utilize their CARES distributions, Mayor Wilson recommends a transfer of general fund dollars to the Townships in an amount equal to each Township's unused allocation of CARES Act funds as follows:

a. Copperton - $23,364.68
b. Emigration - $80,602.76
c. Kearns - $1,420,459.78
d. Magna - $1,523,436.16
e. White City - $204,958.05

The total $3,252,821.43 in previously allocated CARES Act funding will provide economic assistance to the Townships to help combat and mitigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in their respec...

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