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File #: 46800    Version: 1 Name: Amend capital to purchase used bearcat
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/10/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/2/2017 Final action: 5/2/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #: RES-17-00384
Title: Amending the Police Department’s 2017 Capital Budget to transfer $50,000 in GO Borrowing from the Building Improvements capital program to a capital project authorizing the purchase of a used Lenco Bearcat, and increasing the Police Department fleet vehicles by one.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Paul E. Skidmore, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Sheri Carter, Steve King, Matthew J. Phair, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Michael E. Verveer, Mark Clear, David Ahrens, Amanda Hall
Attachments: 1. Bearcat & Military Vehicle Photos.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the 2017 adopted Capital Budget by transferring $45,000 from the 2016 Police Building Improvements project (MUNIS Project 10952) and $5,000 from the 2017 Police Building Improvements project (MUNIS Project 10953) to a new project for the purchase of a used Lenco Bearcat vehicle. There may be some minor expense related with the return of the military vehicle which the Bearcat will replace and with preparing the Bearcat for use. These expenses will be absorbed within the Department’s existing operating budget.

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Amending the Police Department’s 2017 Capital Budget to transfer $50,000 in GO Borrowing from the Building Improvements capital program to a capital project authorizing the purchase of a used Lenco Bearcat, and increasing the Police Department fleet vehicles by one.
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WHEREAS, in 2013 the Madison Police Department acquired a used military Armored Vehicle through the federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO); and,

WHEREAS, since then, the vehicle has been used as needed to maintain officer and community safety, and has proven itself as a critical piece of equipment; and,

WHEREAS, the vehicle is large, cumbersome, and not ideal for urban use; and,

WHEREAS, the current vehicle is a military vehicle and is not designed for civilian police use; and,

WHEREAS, the vehicle is difficult and costly to maintain and repair; and,

WHEREAS, Fleet Services supports replacing the current vehicle with a civilian armored rescue vehicle; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department expects to have an opportunity to acquire a used Lenco Bearcat in 2017 for a total cost of $50,000 (vehicle and equipment); and,

WHEREAS, the cost of a new Lenco Bearcat vehicle is more than $250,000; and,

WHEREAS, the Lenco Bearcat is the industry standard for police armored vehicles, used by many law enforcement agencies across the country; and,

WHEREAS, acquisition of this vehicle will allow the Madison Police Department to dis...

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