M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 6/12/2018 

DATE: 6/12/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28720 LOG NAME: 04CASTLEBERRY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT COMM SYS AGREEMENT
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Authorize Execution of a Communications System Agreement with the Castleberry Independent School District for Participation in the City of Fort Worth's Two-Way Public Safety Radio System at No Cost to the City of Fort Worth (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the execution of a Communications System Agreement with the Castleberry Independent School District for participation in the City of Fort Worth's two-way Public Safety Radio System at no cost to the City of Fort Worth.

 
DISCUSSION:

The City of Fort Worth (City) maintains Agreements to provide access to its two-way radio system by other public safety agencies in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas, Denton, Parker, Ellis, Palo Pinto and Grayson counties.  In return for this access, external agencies help offset the City's expenses through the payment of annual fees.  In addition, access to the Fort Worth Public Safety Radio System by multiple jurisdictions enhances the ability of emergency responders to communicate with one another when responding to incidents.

In April 2018, the Castleberry Independent School District (CISD) approved a Communications System Agreement to operate on the City's Public Safety Radio System.  CISD will provide its own radios and dispatch center, but will utilize the City's radio infrastructure for its public safety communications.  The estimated annual revenue is $1,400.00.

To ensure the software levels of the radio system remain current and under support, the City will utilize a Motorola System Upgrade Agreement that encompasses all external agencies that maintain dispatch consoles.  The use of a single Software Agreement to cover all users results in a 14 percent discount in the cost for all agencies, including the City.  CISD will reimburse the City for its portion of the System Upgrade Agreement.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: (Castleberry Independent School District).
 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that Information Technology Services Department and the Financial Management Services Department has the responsibility to collect funds due to the City under this Agreement.  The estimated revenue from this agreement is $1,400 annually.








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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Susan Alanis (8180)
Originating Department Head:
Kevin Gunn (2015)
Additional Information Contact:
Ron Burke  (2655)
Alan Girton (8484)

 
 
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