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City of Independence
BILL NO. 20-043Ord.No:          19130

Agenda Title:

20-043 - 2R.  An ordinance authorizing acceptance of the 2020 Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Kansas City / Overland Park DEA Task Force Initiative, and related documents, with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, for a grant award in the amount of $153,166.00; making the necessary appropriations; authorizing future change orders for additional funding and/or time extensions; and authorizing certain future appropriations.

The Police Department recommends approval of this ordinance.

The Police Department first received funding to participate in the Midwest HIDTA Kansas City / Overland Park DEA Task Force in 1999 through a grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).  Since that time, the department has had two detectives assigned to this Task Force full-time, to assist in the fight against methamphetamine in the metropolitan area.  In return, the department is reimbursed for part of the detectives' salaries and benefits, as well as expenses for overtime, vehicle leases, and fuel.  The current contract will continue the department's involvement in the HIDTA DEA Task Force, with total reimbursement of $153,166.  Additional funding has already been included in the Police Department's 2019/20 and 2020/21 fiscal year Operating Budgets to cover the amount of salaries and benefits that the grant will not cover.  

Fiscal Impact:

An appropriation of $153,166 will need to be made to the Police Department Operating Budget.  No local match is required, however, the award does not fully cover the salaries and benefits for both detectives.  Therefore, the Police Department works with the Finance Department each year to budget the City's subsidy needed for these two positions.  The amount of funding included in the 2019-20 fiscal year to subsidize these positions is $81,583, and the projected budget for 2020-21 fiscal year is currently $94,231.

The award amount of $153,166 will need to be appropriated as follows:

4550-5100 (Salaries):    $ 74,050

4550-5116 (Benefits):    $ 20,898

4550-5102 (Overtime):  $ 34,218

4550-5236 (Lease):       $ 15,000

4550-5316 (Fuel):          $   9,000

              Total Award:  $153,166

Department:          PoliceContact Person:          Chief Brad Halsey

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