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File #: 40363    Version: 1 Name: FY2016 WI DOT impaired driving grant $20,000
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/9/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/3/2015 Final action: 11/3/2015
Enactment date: 11/5/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00841
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept up to $20,000 for overtime from a multi-jurisdiction public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, administered by the Village of DeForest, for traffic safety efforts related to impaired driving, for 2015-2016; and amend budgets accordingly
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore

Fiscal Note

This grant will be accounted for in a segregated fund. The City's match requirement of $5,000 (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 up to $20,000 for overtime from a multi-jurisdiction public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, administered by the Village of DeForest, for traffic safety efforts related to impaired driving, for 2015-2016; and 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 a multi-jurisdiction task force for impaired driving enforcement; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department (MPD) has been invited to participated in this traffic safety effort the past three years; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Village of DeForest will administer these grant funds for the task force consisting of law enforcement officers from police departments throughout Dane County to operate as a single unit for the purpose of providing intensive and highly visible traffic enforcement efforts; and,

 

WHEREAS, these efforts will be conducted for a designated period of time within the jurisdiction of one or more of the parties participating in the task force; and,

 

WHEREAS, the initiative allows the MPD to collaborate with other Dane County participating law enforcement agencies for the purpose of impaired driving enforcement; and,

 

WHEREAS, the funds enable the MPD’s Traffic Unit to coordinate additional traffic enforcement activities that would otherwise not be provided; and,

 

WHEREAS, this Alcohol Impairment Safety grant aims to reduce the number of impaired motorists and the number of crashes throughout the city of Madison and Dane County by using a high visible multi agency task force approach; and,

 

WHEREAS, MPD involvement in the multi-jurisdiction task force requires an inter-governmental agreement; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Village of DeForest inter-governmental agreement requires the City to indemnify the Village of DeForest and other participating law enforcement agencies; and,

 

WHEREAS, the indemnification language was reviewed by the City Attorney's Office and the City's Risk Manager in 2014 and approved by the Common Council (RES-14-00789); and,

 

WHEREAS, while the City's risk exposure is increased by this clause, the exposure is covered by the City's insurance policies, subject to the policies' terms and conditions; and

 

WHEREAS, the Common Council in 2014 approved an ongoing inter-governmental agreement with the Village of DeForest, and with other participating Dane County law enforcement agencies, to participate in the multi-jurisdiction task force for the impaired driving initiative (RES-14-00789).

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chief of Police is authorized to accept up to $20,000 for reimbursement of overtime costs related to this traffic safety effort.

 

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

 

31155-51320-00000              $20,000

31155-49123-00000              ($20,000)