DATE:

 

07/07/2003

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-147

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing  revenues and expenditures in the amount of $363,668 from the South Texas Development Council and $2,000 in Program Income for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Title II Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period of  April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004.  

 

INITIATED BY:                                                           STAFF SOURCE:                

Cynthia Collazo                                                              Hector F. Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.

Asst. City Manager                                                         Health Director

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION: On June 16, 2003, Council held public hearing introducing ordinance and instructed staff to proceed with final reading.  

 

BACKGROUND:

 

The South Texas Development Council has contracted with the City of Laredo to provide public health services to residents of Laredo and Webb County through the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

The City of Laredo Health Department administers the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Title II  Services Program whose purpose is to plan, develop and deliver comprehensive outpatient health and support services to meet the identified needs of individuals and families with AIDS or HIV disease in the Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA):  Jim Hogg, Starr, Zapata, and Webb Counties.

 

Services to be provided may include, but are not limited to: 

 

1.    Ambulatory/outpatient medical care; case management; dental care; home health care; para-professional care; professional care; specialized care; durable medical equipment; hospice care,  home-based and residential; medications; mental health therapy/counseling; nutritional services;  rehabilitation care; substance abuse treatment/counseling; and

 

2.  Support services; adoption/foster care assistance; buddy/companion services; client advocacy; counseling; day and respite care; food bank/home delivered meals; housing assistance/housing related services; transportation; other support services; and

 

3.    Insurance assistance; assistance is provided to eligible individuals with HIV disease in order to maintain continuity of health/dental insurance; or receive medical benefits under a health/dental insurance program. Insurance assistance funds may be used for payment of insurance premiums, deductibles, co-insurance payments, and related administrative costs.

 

 

BUDGET AND PERSONNEL ON NEXT PAGE

  

 

FINANCIAL:   The City of Laredo will receive $363,668 for HIV/AIDS Ryan White Title II Services Program for the period beginning April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004.  The revenue account number for this grant is  226-0000-323-4051  and the expenditure account is 226-6076. The account for the Program Income is 226-0000-376-0702 in the amount of $2,000.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:  Recommends that Council approve ordinance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

# OF FTES

CHANGE

NEW FTES

 

 

Pharmacy Technician

0.1

0

0.1

 

 

Caseworker

1.65

0

1.65

 

 

Clerk II

1

0

1

 

 

AIDS Program Coordinator

0.32

0

0.32

 

 

TOTAL

3.07

 

3.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-147

 

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing  revenues and expenditures in the amount of $363,668 from the South Texas Development Council and $2,000 in Program Income for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Title II Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period of  April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004.  

           

            WHEREAS, the South Texas Development Council (STDC) is contracting with the City of Laredo to provide public health services to residents of Laredo and Webb County through the City of Laredo Health Department, and

 

            WHEREAS, the HIV Ryan White Care Title II Services Program serves to plan, develop and deliver comprehensive outpatient health and support services to meet the identified needs of individuals  and families with AIDS or HIV disease in the Health Service Delivery Area:  Jim Hogg, Starr, Zapata, and Webb Counties, and

 

            WHEREAS, services to be provided may include, but are not limited to: 

 

1.  Ambulatory/outpatient medical care; case management; dental care; home health care; para-professional care; professional care; specialized care; durable medical equipment; hospice care, home-based and residential; medications; mental health therapy/counseling; nutritional services;  rehabilitation care; substance abuse treatment/counseling; and

 

2.      Support services;  adoption/foster care assistance; buddy/companion services; client advocacy;   counseling; day and respite care; food bank/home delivered meals; housing assistance/housing related services;  transportation;  other support services, and

 

3.                  Insurance assistance; assistance is provided to eligible individuals with HIV disease in order to maintain continuity of health/dental insurance; or receive medical benefits under a health/dental insurance program.  Insurance assistance funds may be used for payment of insurance premiums, deductibles, co-insurance payments, and related administrative costs.

 

 

 

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the contract and accept the grants and their provisions as set forth by the South Texas Development Council.

                                   

Section 2:        The City of Laredo accepts funds in the amount of $363,668 in additional funds for the HIV Ryan White Title II Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Section 3:        Revenue line item 226-0000-323-4051 funded by the South Texas Development Council is increased from $0 to $363,668.

 

Section 4:        Expenditure line item 226-6076 is increased from $0 to $363,668.

 

Section 5:        Program Income account 226-0000-376-0702 is increased from $0 to $2,000.

 

Section 6:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to make transfers within

the budget as allowable under the General Provisions as set forth by the South Texas Development Council to meet the necessary costs to accomplish the scope of work for the project.

 

 

            PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR

 

ON THIS _________________ DAY OF ________________________, 2003.

 

 

 

 

_______________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

________________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

________________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY