DATE: June 12th, 2013
TO: Walt Wrede, City Manager
FROM: Mark Robl, Chief of Police
SUBJECT: FY 2014 Jail Contract Renewal
The Department of Corrections has offered to renew our existing jail contract for FY 2014 for $753,410. This is an increase of $116,192 from FY 2013. I am very happy with the increase and I recommend we obtain council permission to renew this contract.
Over the past 18 months the chiefs of Alaska’s Community Jails have continued meeting with DOC officials to discuss our jail contracts. Last year we began doing quarterly budget and cost reporting to DOC and submitted actual budget projections to them in October. The main result is the contract increase we have been presented. Another change is that we are now going to a five year contract term. There are also some changes to the contract language, most are related to the five year term. We currently comply with all of them.
This new contract includes annual CPI increases and geographical differential increases. It also provides us the ability to submit annual budgets that request additional increases. I believe we will have continued success at obtaining increases in this contract with suitable justification and ongoing cost documentation and reporting.
Fiscal note: Revenue, $753,410 to 100.030.4503