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File #: 38055    Version: 1 Name: 2015 DOT speed ($41,500) /bicyle (4,000) grants
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 5/5/2015 Final action: 5/5/2015
Enactment date: 5/7/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00407
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a public safety grants from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Speed Enforcement ($41,500) and Bicycle Safety Enforcement ($4,000)
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Fiscal Note
The City's match requirement of $11,375 (25 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.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a public safety grants from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Speed Enforcement ($41,500) and Bicycle Safety Enforcement ($4,000)
 
Body
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 the Madison Police Department a total of $41,500 speed enforcement (pass-through funding from the Dane County Sheriff's Office) and $4,000 for bicycle enforcement; and
 
WHEREAS, this initiative will enable safer conditions for bicyclists by deploying officers for enhanced enforcement of bicycle laws; and
 
WHEREAS, this initiative will enable safer traffic conditions by deploying officers for enhanced enforcement of vehicular speed laws in collaboration with the Dane County Sheriff's Office; 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, the Department has an opportunity to partner with the Dane County Sheriff's Office in the speed enforcement initiative in an effort to reduce incidents of excessive vehicle speeds on City of Madison roadways so as to contribute to decreasing the number of deaths and/or injuries due to crashes; and
 
WHEREAS, required matching funds of 25% are met through City and Dane County Sheriff's Office 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 this public safety grants totaling $45,500 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that $43,000 will be used for additional overtime patrols.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that $2,500 will be used to purchasing a traffic speed-detecting laser device to allow a better traffic speed violations.
 
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.
 
$43,000      31155-51320-00000      Overtime Wages Permanent
$  2,500      31155-53210-00000      Work Supplies
($41,500)      31155-42210-00000      State Revenues Operating
($  4,000)      31155-52310-00000      Local Revenues Operating