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File #: BILL NO. 21-231    Name:
Type: Ordinance - Committee Status: Passed
File created: 10/20/2021 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: An Ordinance approving two grant agreements for the Missouri Highway Safety Program between the State of Missouri, through its Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division, and the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same. (F&BC 11/1/21)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Exhibit A: Grant HMV, 3. Exhibit B: Grant DWI

Title

An Ordinance approving two grant agreements for the Missouri Highway Safety Program between the State of Missouri, through its Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division, and the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same. (F&BC 11/1/21)

 

Body

Issue/Request:

The City, through the Lee's Summit Police Department, applied for and has been awarded two grants by the Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic, and Highway Safety Division.  The first grant awarded the City $50,650.00 for a Hazardous Moving Violation Project, and the second grant awarded the City $31,500.00 for an Impaired Driving Enforcement/DWI Saturation Project. The grants will provide the City with funding to implement programs intended to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes occurring on Missouri roadways and reduce traffic fatalities and injuries. 

 

Under the first grant agreement, the City will be reimbursed for funds spent on programs that reduce speeding and aggressive driving within the City borders. Funds from the second grant agreement will be spent on programs that reduce impaired driving in the City. Both grant agreements have a term starting October 1, 2021, and ending September 30, 2022. 

 

The Lee's Summit Police Department desires the City to accept the grant awards by passing this ordinance and executing the grant agreements with the Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic, and Highway Safety Division for the Hazardous Moving Violation Project and the Impaired Driving Enforcement/DWI Saturation Project.

 

Proposed Council Motion:

FIRST MOTION: I move for second reading of an Ordinance approving two grant agreements for the Missouri Highway Safety Program between the State of Missouri, through its Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division, and the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same.

 

SECOND MOTION: I move for adoption of an Ordinance approving two grant agreements for the Missouri Highway Safety Program between the State of Missouri, through its Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division, and the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the same.

 

 

Background:

Lee's Summit Police Department has worked with the MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Division on its highway safety campaigns for several years. Some of the past campaigns have included:

•    Click it or Ticket

•    You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

•    Operation Safe Teen

•    Hazardous Moving Enforcement

•    DWI Enforcement

•    Aggressive Driver Enforcement

 

Grants through MoDOT have funded these past initiatives. 

The grant funding is for 2021 - 2022 and will pay for overtime, training, and equipment to execute a hazardous moving violation project and a DWI enforcement project.  The passage of this ordinance and execution of these agreements will constitute acceptance of the grant awards. 

 

Timeline:

Start: October 1, 2021

Finish: September 30, 2022

 

Presenter

Mark Liebig, Major

 

Committee Recommendation

A motion was made by Councilmember Edson, seconded by Councilmember Shields, that TMP-2079 was recommended for approval to the City Council. The motion carried by a unanimous 3-0 vote (Mayor Pro-Tem Lopez "Absent").