Laserfiche WebLink
Sponsored by: Oates <br /> ism CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2011 -018 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, ACCEPTING THE 2010 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS <br /> GRANT FOR TRAINING AND HOSE TESTING EQUIPMENT IN THE <br /> AMOUNT OF $19,157.00, AUTHORIZING A CITY MATCH OF $1008.00 <br /> AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,165.00 <br /> WHEREAS, in 2010 all departments were asked to be conservative on their budgetary <br /> requests for the new two year budgets for 2010 and 2011; and <br /> WHEREAS, deficiencies in volunteer educational materials and equipment needed for <br /> testing hose existed; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is our responsibility to continue our education programs to equip each and <br /> every volunteer with necessary safety training and to provide the department with the ability to test <br /> their equipment in house, so it can be accomplished in a timely manner; and <br /> WHEREAS, the escalating costs of these items makes it more difficult each year to make <br /> these purchase with the funds available within our budget; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward Fire Department, applied for and was awarded the 2010 Assistance <br /> to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $19,157.00 with a required 5 % match of $1,008.00, totaling <br /> $20,165.00; and <br /> WHEREAS, these funds will be used for our projects as described in our grant application, <br /> which includes the purchase of new IFSTA educational library, firefighter educational materials and <br /> onsite emergency vehicle operations training, bringing us into compliance with NFPA 1002, 1002 <br /> and 1500. The testing unit for fire hose is compliant with NFPA 1962, and will also reduce wear and <br /> tear to the engine pumps from the current method of running the pumps to test the hose. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Council authorizes the City Manager to accept the 2010 Assistance to <br /> Firefighters Grant in the amount of $19,157.00 and appropriates the required matching funds in the <br /> amount of $1,008.00 from general funds set aside for grant matching purposes. <br /> Section 2. The entire 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant funded Project will be <br /> appropriated into project code 851- 8512 -5XXX. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />