CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE: Adopt a Resolution authorizing and directing the City Manager to enter into a renewal agreement with the Texarkana Housing Authority for services of two (2) officers assigned from the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department for special patrols and enforcement operations on Housing Authority properties. (TAPD)

 

AGENDA DATE: 12/18/2017 (Monday)

ITEM#: 7

DEPARTMENT: Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

DATE SUBMITTED: 12/07/2017

PREPARED BY: Lt. Chris Rankin

SUBJECT: Texarkana Housing Authority Contract FY 2018

EXHIBITS: Resolution and THA Housing Contract Renewal

APPROVAL:

EXPENSE REQUIRED: $0.00

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED: $0.00

SUMMARY:

This purpose of this agenda item is to renew the FY2018 contract with the Texarkana Housing Authority (THA).  Under the terms of the contract, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) assigns two officers to conduct special patrols and enforcement operations on the properties administered by THA.  In return for these services, THA pays the City of Texarkana, Arkansas $130,000.00 for salary/fringe purposes.  The Police Department recommends approval of this 1 year grant.  Failure to renew would require the City to pay for the salary/fringe benefits for two officers out of our General Fund or layoff of two officers.

 

This is a long running grant between the City and THA and benefits the residents of the Housing Authority with additional police protection at no cost to the City.

 

There are two file copies that require signatures from the City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney and the Police Chief.

 

BOARD ACTION: Staff recommends this be placed on the consent agenda and approved by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. _____

WHEREAS, the City contracts annually with the Texarkana Housing Authority for the services of two (2) officers assigned from the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department for special patrols and enforcement operations on Housing Authority properties; and

WHEREAS, Texarkana Housing Authority desires to renew the contract for these services and has provided a proposed contract to the City which provides for Texarkana Housing Authority to fund salaries in the amount of $130,000.00 for the officers; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager and staff recommends approval of the contract;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that the City Manager and other City staff, as required, are each authorized and directed to execute the contract proposed by Texarkana Housing Authority for the services of two (2) police officers at Texarkana Housing Authority.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 18th day of December, 2017.

 

 

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Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Heather Soyars, City Clerk

 

APPROVED:

 

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George M. Matteson, City Attorney