Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0107    Version: 1 Name: FD - Boating Safety & Enforce. Equip. Grant
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 1/19/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2010 Final action: 2/2/2010
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a contract and all necessary amendments, including term extensions, with the State of California, Department of Boating and Waterways, to receive and expend the 2010 Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment Grant for the purchase of boating safety equipment; and increase appropriations in the Tidelands Operating Fund (TF 403) and in the Fire Department (FD) by $59,000. (Districts 2,3)
Sponsors: Fire
Indexes: Contracts, Grant
Attachments: 1. 020210-C-8sr.pdf
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Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a contract and all necessary amendments, including term extensions, with the State of California, Department of Boating and Waterways, to receive and expend the 2010 Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment Grant for the purchase of boating safety equipment; and increase appropriations in the Tidelands Operating Fund (TF 403) and in the Fire Department (FD) by $59,000.  (Districts 2,3)             
 
DISCUSSION
The State of California, Department of Boating and Waterways (DBAW) Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment Grant Program provides resources to purchase equipment for boating safety programs. The grant requires that all equipment purchased is for the sole use of the boating safety unit, in this case, the Long Beach Fire Department's Marine Safety Division. The City of Long Beach was awarded grants from the DBAW in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2005 totaling $217,000 towards the purchase of dive equipment and replacement engines for rescue boats.
 
For the grant year 2010, the Marine Safety Division has been awarded $59,000 from the DBAW to purchase boating safety equipment that will enhance the Marine Safety Division's high-level boating safety program, including a personal watercrafUinflatable rescue boat trailer, Class B Automated Identification System transponders for rescue boats and a drop scan sonar compass. A portion of the grant funds will also be used to replace existing aged dive gear and an exiting inflatable rescue boat outboard engine.
 
This item was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Gary J. Anderson on January 13, 2010 and Budget and Performance Management Bureau Manager David Wodynski on January 14, 2010.
 
TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action is requested on February 2, 2010 to allow the Department sufficient time to expend the grant funds by September 30, 2010.
 
FISCAL IMPACT
The City will receive grant revenues of $59,000 to offset expenditures of the same amount. These funds are currently not budgeted. Therefore, an appropriations increase is requested in the Tidelands Fund (TF 403) and in the Fire Department (FD).  Operating costs, maintenance, and replacement costs for this equipment will be provided, as needed, from the department's current level of Tidelands funding.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
ALAN M PATALANO
ACTING FIRE CHIEF
 
NAME
APPROVED:
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PATRICK H. WEST
 
CITY MANAGER