A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving City Participation in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management Computer Aided Dispatch Project to Step Six as Described in the White Paper Distributed by the Borough and in its January 24, 2011 Presentation to the City Council. City Manager/City Hall Renovation and Expansion Task Force.
CITY OF HOMER
City Manager/Police Chief
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING CITY PARTICIPATION IN THE KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH PROJECT TO STEP SIX AS DESCRIBED IN THE WHITE PAPER DISTRIBUTED BY THE BOROUGH IN ITS JANUARY 24, 2011 PRESENTATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL.
WHEREAS, The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has received a grant to purchase and install Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) equipment and software at its dispatch center in Soldotna and has offered to provide the same equipment and training to Cities within the Borough who provide dispatch services; and
WHEREAS, Installing a CAD system in Homer would improve dispatch service and enhance public safety in a myriad of ways which are described in Memorandum 11-013 from Chief Robl; and
WHEREAS, The Borough has distributed a white paper describing the CAD project which contained a proposal and recommendation on how cities could participate in the project and the terms and conditions of such participation; and
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council reviewed the white paper and heard a presentation from Borough officials at a Worksession on January 24, 2011; and
WHEREAS, The Borough has offered undecided cities an opportunity to obtain more information, including information about potential costs to be borne by the cities, by participating in the training and planning steps leading up to Aegis Build (Step 6) and data conversion; and
WHEREAS, The white paper stated that the cut-off point at which cities would have to decide whether to participate fully would be Step 8 which was later amended to Step 6 by the Borough at the Worksession.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council finds that it is in the City’s best interest to participate in the initial planning steps as outlined in the white paper and to learn more about the benefits and costs associated with the CAD project before making a final decision whether to participate fully; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council authorizes City participation in the CAD Project to Step Six as described in the White Paper and requests that the City Manager and Chief of Police provide a report with recommendations at the time a decision to participate fully is required.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 15th day of February, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: Overtime, lodging, and per diem estimated at less than $3,000, Acct. # 100.161.5603.