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File #: RES PH 19-290    Version: 1 Name: State of Minnesota, Auto Theft Grant
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/4/2019
Title: Authorizing the Police Department to accept a grant in the amount of $558,437 from the State of Minnesota, Department of Commerce for the Auto Theft Grant.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. State of Minnesota Auto Theft Grant, 2. Financial Analysis

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Authorizing the Police Department to accept a grant in the amount of $558,437 from the State of Minnesota, Department of Commerce for the Auto Theft Grant.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, Police Department (SPPD) has been awarded the Auto Theft Prevention Grant by the State of Minnesota, Department of Commerce, which includes an indemnification clause; and

 

WHEREAS, this grant provides funds to help support the launch of an East Metro Auto Theft Task Force (EMATTF) with SPPD serving as the co-lead with Ramsey County; and

 

WHEREAS, the EMATTF’s collective efforts will address the increase of auto thefts in the region by directing investigative and prosecutorial resources, strengthen evidence building and conduct a targeted campaign; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2019 financing and spending plan needs to be amended and activity budget added for this grant award; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor pursuant to Section 10.07.1 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul does certify that there are available for appropriation funds of $90,000 in excess of those estimated in the 2019 budget; and

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council accepts this grant and authorizes the City of Saint Paul to enter into, and Assistant Chief Robert Thomasser to implement the attached agreement with the State of Minnesota which includes an indemnification clause and approves the changes to the 2019 budget as specified in the attached financial analysis.

 

Financial Analysis

See attachment

 

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