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File #: 47252    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Fire Chief to sign an MOA with the University Wisconsin-Madison and County of Dane for the Emergency Alerting via IPAWS/WEA.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 6/6/2017 Final action: 6/6/2017
Enactment date: 6/13/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00476
Title: Authorizing the Fire Chief to sign an MOA with the University Wisconsin-Madison and County of Dane for the Emergency Alerting via IPAWS/WEA.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact.                      

 

Title

Authorizing the Fire Chief to sign an MOA with the University Wisconsin-Madison and County of Dane for the Emergency Alerting via IPAWS/WEA.

 

Body

WHEREAS, the County of Dane and the City of Madison presently have the ability to alert the public of an emergency using the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System/Wireless Emergency Alert (IPAWS/WEA).

 

WHEREAS, the University of Wisconsin-Madison does not presently have the capabilities to originate emergency alerts for its area of responsibility.

 

WHEREAS, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the City of Madison and the County of Dane recognize the need for interagency cooperation to enhance public alerting capabilities.

 

WHEREAS, this Memorandum of Agreement outlines the scope, policy and procedure to allow the University of Wisconsin-Madison to originate emergency alerts for its area of responsibility.

 

WHEREAS, the MOA will effective July 1, 2017 and remain in effect for five years with automatic renewals unless one of the parties provides written notice to revoke or propose changes to the MOA.

 

WHEREAS, the proposed MOA has been reviewed and approved by the City Attorney.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fire Chief is authorized to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and County of Dane regarding emergency alerting via IPAWS/WEA.