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File #: 72888    Version: 1 Name: Amending a five-year agreement between Dane County and the City of Madison for the reimbursement of costs and placement of staff for the Crisis Response Team.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/27/2022 In control: Fire Department
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Enactment date: 9/22/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00649
Title: Authorizing a five-year agreement between Dane County and the City of Madison for the reimbursement of costs and placement of staff for the Crisis Response Team.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. Dane County-City of Madison Crisis Response Team Agreeement 2022.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes an updated contracted between Dane County and the City of Madison for the reimbursement of costs and placement of staff for the Crisis Response Team. A five-year contract approved and signed by Dane County and the City of Madison in 2021 stipulated funding for two contracted mental health crisis workers and 25 percent of a mental health supervisor, reimbursable by the City to the County for allowable costs not to exceed $191,500 per year. The City of Madison 2022 Adopted Operating Budget included funding for two additional mental health crisis workers, totaling four mental health crisis workers and 25 percent of a mental health supervisor, bringing the total reimbursable costs to $355,500.

Title

Authorizing a five-year agreement between Dane County and the City of Madison for the reimbursement of costs and placement of staff for the Crisis Response Team.

 

Body

WHEREAS, Chapter 51, Wisconsin Statutes, requires the County to provide services and staff for individuals who experience a mental health crisis;

 

WHEREAS, Chapter DHS 34, Wisconsin Administrative Code, sets the standard for operation of emergency mental health services programs by counties;

 

WHEREAS, the City supports efforts to divert individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system and recognizes the importance of a coordinated  mental health response from experts in the field as essential to diverting individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system and connecting them to needed mental health treatment resources;

 

WHEREAS, the County may subcontract with mental health providers to provide staffing;

 

WHEREAS, the costs of the positions including benefits and insurance shall be borne by the County;

 

WHEREAS, the original five-year contract approved and signed by Dane County and the City of Madison stipulated funding for two contracted mental health crisis workers and 25 percent of a mental health supervisor and for the City to reimburse the County for allowable costs not to exceed $191,500 per year;

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison 2022 Adopted Operating Budget included funding for two additional mental health crisis workers, totaling four mental health crisis workers and 25 percent of a mental health supervisor;

 

WHEREAS, the City will reimburse the County for allowable costs not to exceed $355,500 in 2022;

 

WHEREAS, the term of the agreement is five years and may be renewed for additional five-year periods upon written consent of the City and County;

 

WHEREAS, the number of mental health crisis workers and reimbursable costs for the Crisis Response Team may change during the five-year contract period;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to sign an agreement with Dane County for the placement of staff for the Crisis Response Team;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, if approved in the Madison Fire Department’s budget, the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to sign amendments to the agreement with Dane County if there are any changes to staffing the Crisis Response Team or if allowable and reimbursable costs change.