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File #: BILL NO. 19-234    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/27/2019 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance approving an amendment to cooperative agreements for emergency dispatch services by and between the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri and various fire districts, for the purpose of extending said agreements for up to twelve months and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same by and on behalf of the City of Lee's Summit. (F&BC 10/14/19)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Exhibit A
Title
An Ordinance approving an amendment to cooperative agreements for emergency dispatch services by and between the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri and various fire districts, for the purpose of extending said agreements for up to twelve months and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same by and on behalf of the City of Lee's Summit. (F&BC 10/14/19)
Body
Issue/Request:
Approval of an ordinance approving an amendment to cooperative agreements for emergency dispatch services by and between the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri and various fire districts, for the purpose of extending said agreements for up to twelve months and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same by and on behalf of the City of Lee's Summit.
Background:

The Fire Department continues to provide contract communication services to seven (7) outside agencies. Council previously approved a (6) month extension that will expire on December 31, 2019. The extensions were offered so we could solicit a firm to complete a study on potential efficiencies and enhancement to our current communication center model, that utilizes separate systems in the Fire and Police Departments, as well as identify our ability to continue to provide services to outside agencies.

The study was approved in July 2019 after an RFP was completed. Mission Critical Partners (MCP) was selected to complete the study. The project began shortly thereafter in August and continues today. It is anticipated that the final report will be delivered in November. The report will review our current operations, provide us with opportunities to potentially enhance our system, as well as review the structure of providing services to our contract entities.

Due to the narrow window of time from when the report is completed and the sunset of current agreements with contract agencies, we are recommending a second extension in the length of 12 months be offered (expiration December 31, 2020). This extension would provide the City an opportunity ...

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