A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving City Participation in a Kenai Peninsula Borough Project to Address the Federal Communications Commission Narrow Band Mandate. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING CITY PARTICIPATION IN A KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH PROJECT TO ADDRESS THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION NARROW BAND MANDATE.
WHEREAS, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated that all transmitters and radio licenses must be converted to operate on a 12.5 megahertz frequency by January 1, 2013; commonly known as narrow banding; and
WHEREAS, This requirement will be a challenge for all first responders and public safety agencies in the Borough in both the scope of the required changes and the coordination of those changes; and
WHEREAS, Inter-operability, the ability for all public safety agencies, federal, state, and local, to communicate seamlessly and on the same frequency is a major concern and has direct implications for the Homer Police, Fire, Public Works, and Port and Harbor Departments; and
WHEREAS, The Kenai Peninsula Borough proposes to use unallocated grant funds from the Cad Project to take the lead in coordinating the effort to convert radios to narrow band and facilitate the necessary FCC license modifications; and
WHEREAS, The specific project scope of work and desired outcomes are contained in the Request for Proposals and the letter from Mayor Carey to the City dated March 28, 2011 in which he invites the City to participate.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby approves City participation in the Borough project to address the FCC narrow band mandate.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 9th day of May, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
ATTEST: JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: N/A