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File #: 19-118    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Authorization to Apply for and Accept Reimbursable Grant Funding from the State of California, Office of Emergency Services for Equipment, Supplies and Training Related to the City's Upgrade to its Emergency Communications Center and Geographical Information System (GIS) in an Amount Not to Exceed $128,000; and Approval to Use Pooled Cash Pending the Receipt of Reimbursed Funds From the State REPORT IN BRIEF Authorizes the City to apply for and accept additional grant funding in an amount not to exceed $128,000 from the State of California for the purchase of additional equipment, supplies and training for upgrades to the City's Emergency Communications Center and GIS. Also authorizes the use of pooled cash to pay for the purchases pending reimbursement from the State. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Upon approval of additional grant funding from the State of California, Office of Emergency Services, Increasing State Grant revenue account 001-1002-324...
Attachments: 1. Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) funding letter, 2. GIS Funding letter
Report Prepared by: Marvin Dillsaver, Communications Supervisor, Merced Police Department


Title
SUBJECT: Authorization to Apply for and Accept Reimbursable Grant Funding from the State of California, Office of Emergency Services for Equipment, Supplies and Training Related to the City's Upgrade to its Emergency Communications Center and Geographical Information System (GIS) in an Amount Not to Exceed $128,000; and Approval to Use Pooled Cash Pending the Receipt of Reimbursed Funds From the State

REPORT IN BRIEF
Authorizes the City to apply for and accept additional grant funding in an amount not to exceed $128,000 from the State of California for the purchase of additional equipment, supplies and training for upgrades to the City's Emergency Communications Center and GIS. Also authorizes the use of pooled cash to pay for the purchases pending reimbursement from the State.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Upon approval of additional grant funding from the State of California, Office of Emergency Services, Increasing State Grant revenue account 001-1002-324.02-00 in an amount not to exceed $128,000 and appropriating the same to Police Operations Machinery/Equipment expense account 001-1002-523.43-00; and,

B. Authorizing the use of pooled cash for purchases until the City receives
reimbursement of funds; and,

C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute any necessary documents.

Body
ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Refer back to staff for reconsideration of specific items as requested by Council; or,
3. Take no action.

AUTHORITY
Article 11 of the Merced City Charter pertaining to fiscal administration.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Enhance the efficiency and productivity of public safety staff by using technology to operate in a more resourceful manner.

DISCUSSION
On November 5, 2018 the council approved the Acceptance of Grant Funding in the Amount of $346,000 from the Ca...

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