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File #: 27648    Version: 1 Name: Fire Department contracts for services
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/17/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 10/30/2012 Final action: 10/30/2012
Enactment date: 11/7/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00826
Title: Granting the Fire Chief the authority to negotiate with other jurisdictions in Dane County on agreements for fire and emergency medical services, fire plan review services and other fire prevention services.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
This resolution gives the Fire Chief authority to negotiate contracts for the City to provide Fire Department services to other Dane County jurisdictions. The City Attorney, Finance Director and Risk Manager would need to approve any proposed contract before it is submitted to the Common Council for final approval. The fiscal impact of each contract will be determined on a case by case basis.
Title
Granting the Fire Chief the authority to negotiate with other jurisdictions in Dane County on agreements for fire and emergency medical services, fire plan review services and other fire prevention services.
Body
The City periodically receives requests for cost proposals to provide Fire Department services to jurisdictions within Dane County. The Fire Chief has the responsibility for determining whether the requested services can be provided without an adverse impact on the citizens of the City of Madison. Requests have been received for just the provision of fire or emergency medical services. However, some units have requested proposals for all services provided by the Fire Department.

It is proposed that the Fire Chief negotiate these agreements with interested jurisdictions. Any proposed contract would require the City Attorney, Risk Manager and Finance Director to review, finalize and approve the contract to be submitted to the City Council for approval.

WHEREAS, the City of Madison receives requests to contract for Fire Department services, and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Sec. 66.0301Stats a municipality may contract with other municipalities for the receipt or furnishing of services or the joint exercise of any power or duty required or authorized by law; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Sec. 62.13(8)(b) Stats a city may enter into a contract for fire protective services with a village, a town or another city and further, a city that contracts for fire protective services shall pay the full cost of services provided; and
WHEREAS, intergovernmental a...

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