M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 2/13/2018 - Ordinance No. 23114-02-2018

DATE: 2/13/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28579 LOG NAME: 35AUTOCRIMETF2018
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Execution of an Interlocal Agreement with Tarrant County to Participate in the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force, Authorize Acceptance of Grant Funding from the Tarrant County Regional Auto Crimes Task Force in the Amount of $106,679.00, Authorize Transfer from the Police Department - General Fund in the Amount of $25,420.00 for the City's Match Requirement and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Authorize the execution of an Interlocal Agreement with Tarrant County to participate in the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force;

2.  Authorize the acceptance of grant funding from the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force in the amount of $106,679.00;

3.  Authorize the transfer in the amount of  $25,420.00 from the Police Department - General Fund to the Grants Operating State Fund for the City's required match; and

4.  Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Fund in the amount of $132,099.00, subject to receipt of grant funds, for participation in the Task Force.

 
DISCUSSION:
The City of Fort Worth has been an active participant in the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force (Task Force) since 1993.  The Task Force uses coordinated and cooperative enforcement, crime prevention techniques and technology to investigate auto crimes.  The Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority awarded the grant to Tarrant County.  The City of Fort Worth is a sub-recipient of the grant.

Currently, seven municipal police agencies participate in the Task Force and are partially reimbursed for their participation.  The Fort Worth Police Department will assign one detective to the Task Force.  The grant funds will reimburse the City $101,679.00 for the detective's salary and fringe benefits and up to $5,000.00 for overtime.  The Agreement requires a 20 percent match of $25,420.00 from the General Fund.  The detective selected for the task force was budgeted 100 percent to the General Fund to perform work related to auto crimes.  The combined grant funding and city match represent the total compensation budget for this position; grant funding thus serves as salary savings relative to the adopted budget.

Indirect costs are not allowable expenses under this grant.

This Task Force serves ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: Tarrant County.
 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations and receipt of the grant, funds will be available in the current operating budget, as appropriated, of the Grants Operating State Fund.  This is a reimbursement grant.

TO
    Fund Department
ID
Account Project
ID
Program Activity Budget
Year
Reference #
(Chartfield 2)
Amount

FROM
    Fund Department
ID
Account Project
ID
Program Activity Budget
Year
Reference #
(Chartfield 2)
Amount

Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Valerie R. Washington (6199)
Originating Department Head:
Joel F. Fitzgerald (4231)
Additional Information Contact:
Kristina Ashton (4224)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  35AUTOCRIMETF2018_35_AO_18.docx