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File #: 39840    Version: 1 Name: FY2016 DOT alcohol enforcement traffic grant $70,000
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/1/2015 Final action: 9/15/2015
Enactment date: 9/21/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00745
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a FY2016 $70,000 public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for alcohol enforcement and to amend budgets accordingly
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore

Fiscal Note

The City's match requirement of $17,500 (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 a FY2016 $70,000 public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for alcohol enforcement and to amend budgets accordingly

 

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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 $70,000 for this traffic safety drinking enforcement initiative; and

 

WHEREAS, this initiative includes 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, 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.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Chief of Police are authorized to accept this $70,000 public safety grant 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, and to amend budgets accordingly.