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File #: 70965    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE BY TITLE ONLY - Authorizing the City of Madison Fire Department to accept a donation of workout equipment (i.e., hand weights and rack systems), valued at $21,456, from DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. to help outfit all 14 fire stations and improve
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/13/2022 In control: Fire Department
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Enactment date: 5/13/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00352
Title: SUBSTITUTE BY TITLE ONLY - Authorizing the City of Madison Fire Department to accept a donation of workout equipment (i.e., hand weights and rack systems), valued at $21,456, from DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. to help outfit all 14 fire stations and improve the health and wellness of Fire Department employees.
Sponsors: Yannette Figueroa Cole, Nikki Conklin, Charles Myadze, Sheri Carter

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the Fire Department to accept a donation of workout equipment valued at $21,456, from DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. to help outfit all 14 fire stations. No city funds are required.

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SUBSTITUTE BY TITLE ONLY - Authorizing the City of Madison Fire Department to accept a donation of workout equipment (i.e., hand weights and rack systems), valued at $21,456, from DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. to help outfit all 14 fire stations and improve the health and wellness of Fire Department employees.

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The proposed resolution accepts a donation of free weights and rack systems from DICK’s Sporting Goods, Inc. to outfit all 14 fire stations and to improve the health and wellness of Madison Fire Department (MFD) employees. This fitness equipment will also be utilized by recruits during current and future MFD academies. Regular exercise has been linked to improvements in stress, anxiety, depression, insulin sensitivity, heart health, and body composition and can help reduce or prevent the chronic health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and hypertension.

 

WHEREAS, under Madison General Ordinances Section 4.29(4), the City may accept gifts valued over $10,000 from non-affiliated organizations by Common Council resolution;

 

WHEREAS, DICK’s Sporting Goods, Inc. have offered to donate $21,456 worth of fitness equipment to the City;

 

WHEREAS, fitness equipment will increase the overall health and wellness of our Madison Fire Department employees to better prepare them to manage the daily stresses of being a first responder;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Common Council authorizes the City of Madison Fire Department to accept a donation of workout equipment, valued at $21,456, from DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. and authorizes the Mayor, Fire Chief, and Finance Director to sign a product donation agreement under MGO Sec.4.29(4);

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City of Madison expresses sincere gratitude and appreciation for the generous donation from DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.