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City of Independence
BILL NO. 19-041Ord.No:          19027

Agenda Title:

19-041 - 2R.  An ordinance authorizing acceptance of the 2019 Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Investigative Support Center Initiative, and related documents, with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, for a grant award in the amount of $139,161.00; 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 Policy (ONDCP). Since that time, the Police Department has assigned two detectives 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 detective’s salaries and benefits, as well as expenses for overtime, vehicle leases, cell phones and fuel. The current contract will continue the department’s involvement in the task force, with total reimbursement on $139,161.00. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is the fiscal agent for the grant. This grant does not require a local match.

Fiscal Impact:

An appropriation of $139,161.00 will need to be made to the Police Department Operating Budget. No local match is required, however the award does not fully cover the expenses for both positions. 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 2018-19 fiscal year to subsidize these positions is currently $91,849.00. The award this year is slightly lower than previous, however, HIDTA is working with us to recoup the previous funding.

The award will need to be appropriated as follows:

4550-5100 (Salaries) - $70,966.00
4550-5109 (Benefits) - $19,347.00
4550-5102 (Overtime) - $25,218.00
4550-5202 (Cell Phones) - $1,000.00
4550-5235 (Vehicles) - $15,000.00
4550-5316 (Fuel) - $7,630.00
TOTAL: $139,161.00

Department:          PoliceContact Person:          Chief Brad Halsey

City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:         

HIDTA DEA 2019 Ordinance Ordinance