CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
In December 2017 the City entered into a Professional Services Agreement with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. for the design of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Facility. Since that time, Burns & McDonnell has performed the required design services for the proposed facility. As the completion of the design process approaches, we have identified additional design work that was not anticipated in the original Agreement, but will be necessary for the project as it moves to the permitting phase.
Suggested Motion: I move to approve Amendment No. 1 to the City’s Agreement with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. for the preparation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Facility Design, in the amount of $24,000.
For many years the Department of Justice has annually provided Justice Assistant Grants (JAG) to local enforcement agencies based on need demonstrated by the jurisdiction’s 3-year violent crime average. If the grant formula indicates a jurisdiction is eligible to receive more than $10,000, that agency may apply directly for the funds. Otherwise, a state agency must apply on behalf of the agency. Recent successes in partnering with the community to address crime issues has resulted in a continued decline in the crime rate of Green River. For the 2019 grant cycle, the Green River Police Department is not eligible to apply directly for JAG funding. This is the first time this has happened.
Agencies throughout the state that are ineligible to apply for direct funding have traditionally allowed the Division of Criminal Investigation to use the grant dollars designated for local agencies to assist in funding the state crime laboratory. The lab provides services for local cases at no cost to our agency. Recent improvements to the lab have resulted in significant advances in available DNA testing which has, in turn provided a significant amount of evidence that has aided in the investigation and prosecution of local cases.
The funding DCI will receive if the certification is made is $7,199. If the certification is not made, there is no mechanism in place for the grant to be applied for and awarded, therefore it would go unclaimed.
Suggested Motion: I move to approve the waiver/certification letter regarding the 2019 JAG Grant and authorize the Mayor to sign said waiver/certification letter.