A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Expressing Support for a Code Blue Grant Application in the Amount of $153,000 for a New Ambulance, Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Appropriate Documents, and Pledging that it will Appropriate the Required Ten Percent Match ($17,000) if the Grant is Awarded. City Manager/Fire Chief.
CITY OF HOMER
City Manager/Fire Chief
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR A CODE BLUE GRANT APPLICATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $153,000 FOR A NEW AMBULANCE, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS, AND PLEDGING THAT IT WILL APPROPRIATE THE REQUIRED TEN PERCENT MATCH ($17,000) IF THE GRANT IS AWARDED.
WHEREAS, An ambulance has an expected lifespan of about fifteen years; and
WHEREAS, Medic 1 is a 1997 model which over the years has responded to 87% of all HVFD emergency calls; and
WHEREAS, Medic 1 is spending more and more time in the shop for repairs over the past few years and its on-board equipment is becoming outdated and obsolete as new NFPA and OSHA requirements become effective; and
WHEREAS, The estimated cost of a new ambulance to replace Medic 1 is $170,000; and
WHEREAS, The Code Blue Grant Program is a traditional source of funding statewide for public safety vehicles and equipment; and
WHEREAS, Chief Painter wishes to apply for a Code Blue Grant to replace Medic 1 and in order to make the application, the City must show that the governing body pledges to provide the required local match if the grant application is successful; and
WHEREAS, The required local match must be at least ten percent or $17,000.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby expresses its support for a Code Blue Grant application in the amount of $153,000 for a new ambulance and authorizes the City Manager to execute the appropriate documents.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council hereby pledges to appropriate the required ten percent local match ($17,000) if and when the grant is awarded.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 26TH DAY OF November, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E.WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: A pledge of $17,000 if grant is awarded.