M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/11/2018 

DATE: 12/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28959 LOG NAME: 04CITY OF BLUE MOUND COMM SYS AGREEMENT
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Execution of a Communications System Agreement with the City of Blue Mound 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 City of Blue Mound 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 September 2018, the City of Blue Mound (Blue Mound) approved a Communications System Agreement to operate on the City's Public Safety Radio System.  Blue Mound will provide its own radios and dispatch center, but will utilize the City's radio infrastructure for its public safety communications.  Annual revenue is estimated at $8,000.00.

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.  If applicable, Blue Mound 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:  (City of Blue Mound).

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendation the Information Technology Solutions Department and the Financial Management Services Department have the responsibility for the collection and deposit of funds due to the City under this Agreement.  Revenue from this agreement is estimated at $8,000.00 annually.










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

 
 
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