AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

Meeting Date:           June 14, 2010

 

From:                          William Chrisman, Police Chief

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing the Police Department to Apply for an Edward Byrne Grant

 

 

Staff Recommendation:  

Staff recommends approval to submit an application and if awarded accept the Edward Byrne Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for $22,086.00.  A one page synopsis was turned in to the Lake County program and budget coordinator as required before June 2, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. for Leesburg to be considered for the grant funds.  The grant will be used to fund the following items:

 

Item                                                                 Quantity          Unit cost          Total Cost

Digital Camera                                                            50                       139.00          6,950.00

Digital Video System                                         2                     4,700.00         9,400.00

Ballistic Shield                                                   1                                            3,889.50

Tent                                                                   1                                            1,250.00

Digital Voice Recorder                                                  3                       198.83            596.50

                                                                                                Total            $22,086.00

 

Analysis: 

Department personnel must constantly improve investigative methods to maintain or improve the quality of service.  These funds will help supplement our current department equipment budget by providing much needed resources and equipment.    The grant funds will pay for the replacement of outdated equipment or provide funding for equipment the department needs, but lacks the funding. 

 

Deadline for application submittal is June 25, 2010.

 

Options:

1.      Approve submittal of application and if awarded, accept the Edward Byrne Grant of $22,086.00; or

2.      Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

Fiscal Impact: 

The grant will provide $22,086.00 in funding for department investigative equipment.  There is no financial impact to the city.  If awarded, a budget adjustment will be processed to increase the Police Department budget and recognize the increased revenue.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    6/9/2010 2:07 PM____

Department: ___Police______________

Prepared by: ___Lisa Carter___________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________            

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. ____JB____________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. __001-0000-331-2100___

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT  TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND, IF AWARDED, ACCEPT THE EDWARD BYRNE GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR $22,086.00 TO PROVIDE FOR REPLACEMENT OF OUTDATED EQUIPMENT OR FUNDING FOR NEW EQUIPMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Police Department hereby is authorized to submit an application and, if awarded, accept the Edward Byrne Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for $22,086.00 to provide for replacement of outdated equipment or funding for new equipment,

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _14th  ____ day of _June_____ 2010.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk