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  Consent-Law & Justice Services    #   18.    
Board of Supervisors Sheriff-Coroner  
Meeting Date: 02/25/2020  
Brief Title:    Department of Boating and Waterways Equipment Grant Agreement
From: Tom Lopez, Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator
Staff Contact: Dale Johnson, Undersheriff, Sheriff’s Office, x5256

Subject
Approve the Law Enforcement Equipment Grant between the Sheriff’s Office and the California State Department of Parks and Recreation, adopt budget resolution to adjust the 2019-20 Sheriff’s Office Patrol budget appropriations by $27,219 and authorize Tom A. Lopez, Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator as signatory, and amend the 2019-20 Authorized Equipment List approving the use of grant funds to purchase a new motor in an existing Sheriff's Office patrol boat. (No general fund impact) (4/5 vote required) (Lopez/Johnson)
Recommended Action
  1. Approve the Law Enforcement Equipment Grant Agreement;
     
  2. Adopt budget resolution adjusting the fiscal year 2019-20 Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol budget appropriations by $27,219;
     
  3. Authorize Tom A. Lopez, Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator as signatory; and
     
  4. Amend the 2019-20 Authorized Equipment List to purchase and install a new motor in an existing Sheriff’s Office patrol boat.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Safe Communities
  • Reduce criminal activity and recidivism.
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The Sheriff’s Boating Safety Program has been responsible for patrolling all waterways and conducting related search and rescue operations countywide since July 1973. The Boating Safety Section performs the vital function of ensuring citizen safety along the recreational waterways located within Yolo County.  Marine patrol operations are funded with Public Safety funds, County General funds, State operational boating safety grant funds and local boat property tax revenue.  While operational costs have increased over the past fiscal years due to both labor and non-labor cost increases, State operational boating safety grant awards has remained static.  Therefore, the Sheriff’s Office may not always be able to immediately replacement or purchase of equipment when needed. 
 
In the spring of 2019, the State’s Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announced they had additional federal funds available for maintaining marine vessels and purchasing miscellaneous support equipment used to conduct boating safety activities for Fiscal Year 2019-20. The Sheriff’s Office submitted an application to maintain the electronic systems on its patrol vessels and was awarded $27,219 in Law Enforcement Equipment Grant Funding for such upgrades. No matching funds are required from the County.  However, in the period of time between the application process and the award announcement, an existing patrol boat suffered an unrepairable motor failure which rendered the boat unavailable for use. The Sheriff’s Office has submitted a request to DBW to reallocate the awarded monies to replace the engine. DBW has agreed to make such changes to the grant once the proposed Board item and budget resolution are approved and the grant agreement is fully executed.
 
Board approval is now requested for the grant agreement and adoption of the budget resolution. The Sheriff's Office is also requesting Board authority to amend the 2019-20 Authorized Equipment List and purchase the fixed asset.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
County Counsel has approved the attached grant agreement and resolution as to form. Purchasing will assist with the acquisition of the fixed asset.
Competitive Bid Process
The competitive bid process does not apply to this Recommended Action.

Fiscal Information
Fiscal impact (see budgetary detail below)
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action $27,219
Amount budgeted for expenditure $0
Additional expenditure authority needed $27,219
One-time commitment     Yes
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
DBW Equip Grant $27,219
Further explanation as needed
There is no associated cost to the County by approving the budget resolution and no General Fund or Public Safety Funds are required to purchase the fixed asset. The Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $27,219 in Law Enforcement Equipment Grant funding, and no match is required.
Attachments
Att. A. Grant Agreement
Att. B. Budget Resolution - DRAFT
Att. C. Revised Equipment List

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Dale Johnson Dale Johnson 02/11/2020 12:09 PM
Tom Lopez Tom Lopez 02/11/2020 12:48 PM
Financial Services Melissa Patterson 02/12/2020 01:45 PM
County Counsel Hope Welton 02/12/2020 01:51 PM
Eric Will Eric Will 02/12/2020 05:56 PM
Form Started By: Selena Hobbs Started On: 02/10/2020 04:49 PM
Final Approval Date: 02/12/2020
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