Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

04/22/2014

Agenda Report # 109


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Grant

INITIATED BY: Sheriff's Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application and ,if approved, accept a GOHS grant for the acquisition of one (1) Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument for the Muscogee County Jail and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award; there is no local match requirement.

Background: In 2013 the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council provided funding through the JAG program {42U.S.C.3751 (a)} to assist law enforcement agencies within Georgia with a mandated transitioning program. The mandate requires law enforcement agencies to replace their existing Intoxilyzer 5000 instrument with the Intoxilyzer 9000 instrument. The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office / Jail Bureau, who maintains the Intoxilyzers for multi agency breath alcohol testing, was not selected for the 2013 JAG grant award (C.M.03-26-13, #106-13). In March 2014 the GOHS selected Muscogee SO for an award solicitation application.

Analysis: The Georgia model Intoxilyzer 5000 was originally approved as the sole instrument for measuring subjects' breath alcohol concentration throughout Georgia since 1995. The demand for technologically advanced instruments warranted a replacement. After comprehensive testing and evaluation, the Intox 9000 was selected as the successor.

Financial Considerations: If selected, GOHS will award the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office a maximum of $8,000 to purchase one Intoxilyzer 9000. This amount will purchase the instrument, delivery system, printer, and calibration.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: During the first year the Intoxilyzer 9000 will be covered by factory warranty. Annual consumables (mouth pieces, etc) are budgeted in the Sheriff's Office general operating budget.

Legal Considerations: None.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to apply for, and accept, the GOHS grant award to purchase an Intoxilyzer 9000 instrument during the designated award period.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, AND IF APPROVED, ACCEPT UP TO $8,000 FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY (GOHS) GRANT FOR ACQUISITION OF ONE INTOXILYZER 9000 INSTRUMENT, AND AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD. THERE IS NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT.

WHEREAS, the GOHS announced a 2014 grant assistance program for assisting Georgia law enforcement agencies with a mandated Intoxilyzer 9000 instrument transition; and,

WHEREAS, the Sheriff's Office is eligible to receive a GOHS grant not to exceed $8,000 for the purchase of one Intoxilyzer 9000 during the 2014 award period.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application, and if approved, accept a maximum GOHS grant award of $8,000 for the Sheriff's Office to purchase one Intoxilyzer 9000 instrument, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 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 Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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