Agenda Item # 2

Revised
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

May 13, 2014

Agenda Report# 113


TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Fire Department - FY14 Other Local Option Sales Tax Capital Request

INITIATED BY: Fire Department / Finance Department


Recommendation: Approve a resolution allocating $63,520 of the FY14 Budget-Other Local Option Sales Tax Capital Reserve for the Fire Department for equipment needed for paramedic training to remain in compliance with the Georgia State Office of EMS and accreditation and 3 Low Light Cameras for Fire Investigations. (List attached.)

Background: The FY14 Budget for the Other Local Option Sales Tax was approved on June 18, 2013, and included $3,756,674 for a Capital Reserve. To date, this fiscal year, $225,956 has been approved for the replacement of MCP’s washers and dryers, $400,000 for renovations to the Police Department storage facility, and $45,000 for replacement of the Fire Department’s computer. The capital reserve balance is $3,085,718.

Analysis: The FY14 OLOST Capital Reserve is maintained for fund balance reserve and can be utilized for required capital with the approval of council.

Financial Considerations: The request is made for the paramedic training to remain in compliance.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: No annual fiscal impact.

Legal Considerations: Council approval is required for allocation of Other LOST capital reserve.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve a resolution allocating $63,520 of the FY14 Budget-Other Local Option Sales Tax Capital Reserve for the Fire Department for equipment needed for paramedic training to remain in compliance with the Georgia State Office of EMS and accreditation and 3 Low Light Cameras for Fire Investigations.



Equipment Needed to Meet Paramedic Accreditation Requirements and Fire Investigations Cameras
2-Adult airway manikins @ 2085.00 ea
4,170.00
1-Defibrillation ECG manikin
6,150.00
1-Child airway manikin-complete full body
3,795.00
1-Infant airway manikin-head
650.00
1-Cricothyrotomy simulator
805.00
1-Needle chest decompression manikin
1,161.00
1-Pediatric IV arm
390.00
2-Adult IV arms @ 615.00 ea
1,230.00
1-Auscultation Trainer
3,500.00
1-Skeleton
1,035.00
1-Cardiac Monitor/Lifepack 15 Trainer & Accessories
26,544.00
2-Injection Teaching models @ 97.80 ea
196.00
1-Pitting edema trainer
105.00
1-Special Needs Infant
653.00
1-Vetebral Column
176.00
1-Heart with conduction system
114.00
1-3 Piece Heart Models
110.00
EZ IO Intraossceous Trainer
500.00
1-AED Trainer
500.00
1-Deluxe Occluded Artery Model
141.00
1-Brain Model
498.00
1-Scoop Stretcher
475.00
1-Stair Chair
1,896.00
1-Pregnant Woman Model
529.00
Various medical training software programs
1,000.00
3 Low Light Cameras @ $2,399 each – Fire Investigations
7,197.00
Total Expenditures Requested
$63,520.00


A RESOLUTION
No. _____


WHEREAS, Columbus Council approved the FY14 Operating Budget on June 18, 2013; and,

WHEREAS, the FY14 Other Local Option Sales Tax Capital Reserve was established at $3,756,674; and,

WHEREAS, the FY14 Other Local Option Sales Tax Capital Reserve balance is $3,085,718.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

That the Fire Department is hereby appropriated $63,520 for equipment needed for paramedic training to remain in compliance with the Georgia State Office of EMS and accreditation and Low Light Cameras for Fire Investigations.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held on the ___________ day of May, 2014, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______________ members of said council.



Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor