Fund Transfer to Establish Covert Law Enforcement Transaction Fund

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THE STARKE COUNTY COUNCIL (the “COUNCIL”), being advised that the Starke County Commissioners have enacted Ordinance 2019-01 establishing the Covert Law

Enforcement Transaction Fund (“CLETF”) in response to a request from the Sheriff of Starke County; and,

WHEREAS, the undersigned members of the Starke County Council support the purposes of the CLETF and the structuring and safeguards included as set forth in said Ordinance; and,

WHEREAS, the Council finds that the CLETF requires initial funding to effectuate its purposes, but that the CLETF is not currently funded. The Council finds that the Sheriff has represented to the Council and the Commissioners that sufficient money in currently in the Therapeutic Community fund to support a one-time transfer to provide initial funding for the CLETF, and has requested authority to transfer funds for that purpose as soon as possible,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Starke County Council that:

The Council Approves and Orders a one-time transfer of $ 5,000.00 from the

Therapeutic Community Fund (fund 4919) to the CLETF (fund 4006).

The Council recognizes that this is an extraordinary action because it is outside of the usual budgetary process. The Council approves the transfer on the basis of the pressing need and the modest amount of the transfer and in deference to the Sheriff’s expertise in the needs of law enforcement. Further, the Council finds that future funding of the CLETF shall be pursuant to the normal budgetary process, through donations or grants not using taxpayer funds, or if required through an additional Council Ordinance.

This Ordinance shall become effective on January l, 2015, or upon the date of effectiveness of Commissioners’ Ordinance 2015-1207, whichever is later.

Adopted by the STARKE COUNTY COUNCIL, and approved on this 21st day of December, 2015, by the following vote: