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File #: 21-0171    Version: 1
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/4/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Approval of a Resolution Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City Of Olympia, Thurston County, the Cities of Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, and Tenino, the Towns Of Rainier and Bucoda and the Thurston County Fire Protection Districts for 9-1-1 Communications Services
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Agreement, 3. January 19, 2021 Presentation

Title

Approval of a Resolution Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City Of Olympia, Thurston County, the Cities of Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, and Tenino, the Towns Of Rainier and Bucoda and the Thurston County Fire Protection Districts for 9-1-1 Communications Services

 

Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee. 

 

City Manager Recommendation:

Move to approve a resolution authorizing an intergovernmental agreement between the City Of Olympia, Thurston County, the Cities of Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, and Tenino, the Towns of Rainier and Bucoda and the Thurston County Fire Protection Districts for 9-1-1 Communications Services.

 

Report

Issue:

Whether to approve a resolution authorizing an intergovernmental agreement between the City Of Olympia, Thurston County, the Cities of Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, and Tenino, the Towns of Rainier and Bucoda and the Thurston County Fire Protection Districts for 9-1-1 Communications Services.

 

Staff Contact:

Susan Grisham, Executive Assistant & Legislative Liaison, 360.753.8244.

 

Presenter(s):

None - Consent Calendar Item.

 

Background and Analysis:

The Intergovernmental Agreement being considered is between and among all Thurston County public safety agencies for TCOMM911 to provide 911 call intake, dispatch services and first responder communications for the entire county.  Originally executed in December 2010, the agreement created an independent agency, TCOMM911, from the former Thurston County department, CAPCOM. 

 

On May 5, 2018, the TCOMM911 Administration Board set a goal for the Executive Director to review the agency by-laws and Intergovernmental Agreement, to address the ability of the agency to incur debt for the purpose of purchasing a new radio system.

 

A working group was established, comprised of members from both the TCOMM911 Administration and Operations Boards.   This working group recommended most of the changes, and the remaining recommendations resulted from the successful passage of the emergency communications sales/use tax measure. The current agreement has references to the original 1/10th percent which requires modification to accommodate the new level of taxation. 

All recommendations were reviewed and approved by the Administration Board of Directors. A group of City Attorneys and the County Attorney have also reviewed and approved the recommendations.

 

The changes to the agreement were presented to the City Council January 19, 2021 by TCOMM Executive Director Keith Flewelling and Deputy Director Wendy Hill.

 

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

TCOMM 911 is a critical service to the community.

 

Options:

1.                     Approve the resolution authorizing and Intergovernmental Agreement for 9-1-1 Communications Services.

2.                     Do not approve the resolution authorizing and Intergovernmental Agreement for 9-1-1 Communications Services.

3.                     Do not approve the resolution and suggest changes that will be brought back to the TCOMM 911 Board and jurisdictions for consideration.

 

Financial Impact:

N/A

 

Attachments:

Resolution

Agreement

January 19, 2021 Presentation