Sparks City Council Meeting 5/13/2013 1:00:00 PM

    Monday, May 13, 2013 1:00 PM
    City Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 Fourth St, Sparks, NV

General Business: 6.2

Title: Consideration and possible acceptance of a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program High-Priority Grant and Interlocal Agreement regarding its use with the City of Reno.
Petitioner/Presenter: Police Department/Acting Chief Allen
Recommendation: Accept and approve the MCSAP High-Priority Grant and interlocal agreement with the City of Reno.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has offered the Sparks and Reno police departments a joint grant from their High-Priority grant program to conduct commercial vehicle enforcement in their respective jurisdictions.

Background: For the past three years the Sparks Police Department has been working jointly with the Reno Police Department conducting commercial vehicle enforcement in order to reduce commercial vehicle safety violations and crashes. The funding has come from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program High Priority Grant program. This item represents a continuation of those efforts based upon the 2013 solicitation for funds from that grant program. The Reno Police Department has acted as the fiscal agent and an interlocal agreement has been in place to clarify the distribution of funding and equiment allocations.

Analysis: The funding from this grant will pay officer overtime to conduct commercial vehicle safety inspection checkpoints, aggresive driver enforcement campaigns and workzone traffic violation enforcement activities. The matching funds required will be provided as a "soft match" meaning that the Sparks Police Department will use existing assets such as vehicle and equipment usage to meet this requirement. The Interlocal Agreement with the City of Reno designates how the funds will be allocated to each of the agencies. The approximate value to the City of Sparks is $27,000. This number is approximate because the grant includes a budget for equipment used in the inspection of commercial motor vehicles which is distributed on an as-needed basis to either of the entities with all purchasing being done by the City of Reno.

Alternatives: The City can elect to decline the grant and interlocal agreement and seek funding elswhere.

Recommended Motion: Approve and accept the Motor Carrier Safety Assistanc Program High-Priority Grant and interlocal agreement with the City of Reno.

Attached Files:
     Grant AWARD 3-27-2013.pdf
     2013 Agreement_-_Interlocal_MCSAP_Grant_Application_DRAFT_4-3-2013.pdf
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