M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 11/6/2018 - Ordinance No. 23466-11-2018

DATE: 11/6/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28920 LOG NAME: 35NORTHTXANTIGANGTF2019
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Acceptance of Reimbursement Funds in an Amount Up to $18,343.00 per Eligible Officer for Overtime Salary Costs for Participation in the North Texas Anti-Gang Center Task Force and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Authorize the acceptance of reimbursement funds in an amount up to $18,343.00 per eligible officer for overtime salary costs for participation in the North Texas Anti-Gang Center Task Force; and

2.  Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Operating Other Fund in the amount of $421,889.00, subject to approval and receipt of funds, for reimbursable funds for the Police Department' s participation in the task force.

 
DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize acceptance of reimbursement funds for the Police Department's participation in the Texas Anti-Gang Center Task Force.

In 2016, the City of Fort Worth entered into a Local Administrative Agreement for the Texas Anti-Gang Center - North Texas (TAG Center) (M&C C-28492). The TAG Center is used by multiple law enforcement agencies, including federal, state, and local agencies, in order to more efficiently and effectively cooperate and collaborate on intelligence, investigatory, and operational activities related to combating the shared threat of criminal organizations operating in and affecting the region. Funding for the TAG Center was provided by grant funds awarded to the North Richland Hills Police Department (NRHPD) through the Department of Justice.

For the past two years, the grant funds received by the City of North Richland Hills have been used to found and establish the TAG Center. The TAG Center is now operational and a portion of the grant funds may now be used to cover overtime salary costs of the officers participating in the task force. The City of North Richland Hills will reimburse overtime salary costs directly related to work performed for the TAG Center, up to 25% of the federal GS-12 rate per eligible officer. The City of Fort Worth currently has 23 Fort Worth officers who may assist the TAG Center and be eligible for some portion of reimbursable overtime costs. Overtime costs will not include benefits such as paid annual leave, compensatory leave, sick leave, holiday leave or retirement.

Indirect expenses are not eligible for reimbursement. The total amount of reimbursable funds that the City could receive is $18,343.00 per Officer, if found to be eligible for the maximum amount of overtime. The City of North Richland Hills, the grantee who applied for and received the grant, has indicated that additional funds may be available if there is a significant increase in local gang activity or violence. For this reason, in the event that North Richland Hills receives more funding, the appropriation ordinance specifies the total amount of reimbursable overtime salary costs that the City may be eligible to receive. This M&C serves all Council Districts.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: City of North Richland Hills, Texas.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the current operating budget, as appropriated, of the Grants Operating Other Fund.  This is a reimbursement Grant.  The Police Department will be responsible for requesting and collecting funds for reimbursements.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Jay Chapa (5804)
Originating Department Head:
Joel R. Fitzgerald (4231)
Additional Information Contact:
Blessed Tsada (4217)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  35NORTHTXANTIGANGTF2019 21003 AO19.docx