RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to accept a 2007 assistance to fire fighters grant from the U.S. department of homeland security in the amount of $268,000, said sum to be deposited in Fund 210-030-3174, and to execute grant agreement no. EMW-2007-FO-04787 in connection therewith.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the required local match to the granted funds, in the amount of not to exceed $67,000, shall be payable from the 2008 Capital Equipment Fund 250-015-2008-Project CE250-E803.
FIRE/ATTY REA:nmj 1/29/2008
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to accept a 2007 homeland security department grant in the amount of $268,000 to be used to replace the fire department’s self contained breathing apparatus. The department’s present equipment is over 20 years old, does not meet current National Fire Protection Association standards and is otherwise in need of replacement. The grant is for 80% of the cost of the replacement equipment. Accepting this grant will allow the city to purchase the needed new equipment at a fraction of its cost.
The local match will come from the department’s 2008 capital budget.