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File #: 28085    Version: 1 Name: DOT traffic grant awards 2012-2013 - $134,948
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/27/2012 Final action: 11/27/2012
Enactment date: 11/28/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00882
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept four (4) public safety grants totaling $134,948 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the following activities in 2012/2013: Alcohol Enforcement ($44,544), Speed Enforcement ($44,544), Seat Belt Enforcement ($34,560) and Dane County Beltline Corridor Enforcement (SMART) ($11,300).
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Fiscal Note
These grants will be accounted for in segregated funds (SG24, SG26, and SG59). The City's match requirement of $27,000 (20 percent) will be met using funds included in the Police Department's operating budget to pay the fringe benefit costs associated with the overtime funded by the grant.

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Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept four (4) public safety grants totaling $134,948 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the following activities in 2012/2013: Alcohol Enforcement ($44,544), Speed Enforcement ($44,544), Seat Belt Enforcement ($34,560) and Dane County Beltline Corridor Enforcement (SMART) ($11,300).

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WHEREAS, each year the Wisconsin Department of Transportation-Bureau of Transportation Safety (WI DOT-BOTS) provides funds to local police agencies for overtime for enforcement of traffic violations; and,

WHEREAS, this year WI DOT-BOTS has offered a total of $134,948 for various traffic safety and underage drinking enforcement initiatives; and,

WHEREAS, these initiatives include efforts to reduce the number of impaired motorists, incidents of excessive vehicle speed, and the incidence of unrestrained operators/passengers on City of Madison roadways so as to contribute to decreasing the number of deaths and/or injuries due to crashes; and,

WHEREAS, a maximum of $1,300 will be spent from the Dane County Beltline Corridor Enforcement (SMART) towards the purchase of speed detection equipment; and,

WHEREAS, the grant funds enable the Police Department’s Traffic and Specialized Services Section to coordinate additional traffic enforcement activities and purchase equipment that would otherwise not be provided; and,

WHEREAS, required City matching funds of 20% are met through fringe benefits paid for grant-funded overtime.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Chief of Police are authorized to accept these public safety grants totaling $133,648 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportati...

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