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File #: RES 20-54    Version: 1 Name: MART Travel Expenses
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/8/2020
Title: Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for all travel expenses for Minnesota State Patrol employees Craig Benz and Dean Grothem to attend the 2020 Heli-Expo in Anaheim CA January 27-29, 2020.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. RES PH 19-2222.pdf, 2. RES PH 19-308.pdf

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Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for all travel expenses for Minnesota State Patrol employees Craig Benz and Dean Grothem to attend the 2020 Heli-Expo in Anaheim CA January 27-29, 2020.

 

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WHEREAS, the Fire Department received $250,000 from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education to purchase equipment and provide training for the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team (MART) and the council resolution PH 19-308 was approved on September 4, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2020 Heli-Expo will be held in Anaheim, CA on January 27-29, 2020 and three Saint Paul Fire Department employees will be attending along with the Minnesota State Patrol employees Craig Benz and Dean Grothem, with the estimated travel expenses not to exceed $4,000; and

 

WHEREAS, Craig Benz and Dean Grothem are members of the MART team and the training money is available to be used for their expenses to attend the Heli-Expo; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that supporting and strengthening the working relationship between the Saint Paul Fire Department MART team members and the Minnesota State Patrol while attending the conference to learn about the latest in helicopter rescue operations is a valid public purpose; now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the travel expenses fro the Minnesota State Patrol employees Craig Benz and Dean Grothem to attend this training and be paid from the money available through the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education.

 

 

 

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