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File #: 42535    Version: 1 Name: 2016 WIDOT Motorcyle Traffic Grant ($4,000 pass-through)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/14/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 5/3/2016 Final action: 5/3/2016
Enactment date: 5/5/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00332
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Dane County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Enforcement Highway Safety Project; and to amend budgets accordingly
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore

Fiscal Note

This new grant provides $15,400 to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office for overtime pay to deploy officers for enhanced enforcement of traffic laws.  Dane County will pass through $4,000 to the Madison Police Department (MPD) for the same purpose (MUNIS 3115520-51320).  There is a 25% matching requirement ($1,000 for MPD) which will be met through the payment of in-kind administrative time and benefits associated with the overtime. These matching costs will be absorbed by MPD’s existing operating budget. Per the grant agreement, the funds must be expended by September 30, 2016. There are no other future costs to the City associated with the acceptance of this grant.

 

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Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Dane County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Enforcement Highway Safety Project; 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 awarded the Dane County Sheriff’s Office a $15,400 Motorcycle Enforcement Highway Safety Project grant ($4,000 pass-through for the Madison Police Department);  and

 

WHEREAS, this initiative will enable safer conditions for motorcyclists, motorists and others by deploying officers for enhanced enforcement of traffic laws; and

 

WHEREAS, these initiatives will enable safer traffic conditions by deploying officers for enhanced enforcement of motorcycle and vehicular 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, specifically the Motor Officers, 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 motorcycle enforcement and educational initiatives in an effort to contribute in  decreasing the number of deaths and/or injuries due to motorcycle 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, City Clerk and Chief of Police are authorized to accept this public safety grants totaling $4,000 (pass through from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office) from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety; and to amend budgets accordingly.

 

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

 

  $4,000      3115520-51320-00000        Overtime Wages Permanent

($4,000)     3115520-42310-00000         Local Revenues Operating