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File #: 33054    Version: 1 Name: 2014 DOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Grants
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/6/2014 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 3/18/2014 Final action: 3/18/2014
Enactment date: 3/19/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00195
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept two (2) public safety grants from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Pedestrian Safety Enforcement ($4,000) and Bicycle Safety Enforcement ($4,000)
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Fiscal Note
These grants will be accounted for in segregated funds (SG30 and SG63). The City's match requirement of $2,000 (25 percent) will be met using funds included in the Police Department's operating budget for the fringe benefit costs associated with the overtime and administrative salaries and fringe benefits.

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Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept two (2) public safety grants from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Pedestrian Safety Enforcement ($4,000) and Bicycle Safety Enforcement ($4,000)

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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 $8,000 for pedestrian and bicycle safety and drinking enforcement initiatives; and

WHEREAS, these initiatives enable safer conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists by deploying officers for enhanced enforcement of pedestrian and bicycle laws; and,

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

WHEREAS, required City matching funds of 25% are met through fringe benefits paid for grant-funded overtime and associated in-kind administrative expenses.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Chief of Police are authorized to accept these public safety grants totaling $8,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these funds be used for additional overtime patrols.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Finance Director and the Police Department are authorized to establish and/or maintain accounts as required for the administration of the grant funds.

SG30-51300-712100 $4,000
SG30-73211-712100 ($4,000)

SG63-51300-712100 $4,000
SG63-732...

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