Police CommitteeJanuary 6, 2015 Print
POLICE COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – 5:30 p.m.
1. Call meeting to order.
2. Roll call.
Alderman Pondelicek, Chairman
Alderman James Jasinski
Alderman Karen Michalczyk
3. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes from August 18, 2014.
4. Comments from the Public.
5. Consideration of the purchase of a new vehicle to replace unit #95.
6. Update on Automated License Plate Reader.
7. Consideration of the purchase of replacement Moducom servers.
8. Other Business.
CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE
MINUTES OF THE
POLICE COMMITTEE MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 – 5:30 PM
COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM
CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL.
Chairman Pondelicek called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM. Those present were: Chairman Pondelicek, Alderman Jasinski, and Alderman Michalczyk. Also present were: Police Chief Ford, Deputy Chief Novak, and resident Don McGoorty.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
Alderman Jasinski motioned to approve the minutes of August 18, 2014, seconded by Alderman Michalczyk. The minutes were signed and dated by Chairman Pondelicek.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.
CONSIDERATION OF THE PURCHASE OF A NEW VEHICLE TO REPLACE UNIT #95.
Chief Ford reported that the supervisor’s vehicle was damaged during the flood last summer. The insurance company totaled the unit and is providing reimbursement to the department in the amount of $22,000.00. Given the insurance reimbursement, the net cost of the new vehicle is approximately $9,000.00. The purchase will be made with asset forfeiture funds already included in the FY2015 budget. Alderman Michalczyk motioned, seconded by Alderman Jasinski to approve the purchase of a new vehicle to replace Unit #95. The committee concurred and the motion carried.
UPDATE ON AUTOMATED LICENSE PLATE READER.
Chief Ford reported that the installation was completed today and the system is running and being tested. The department purchased a Genetec license plate reader as this brand is a higher end with HD cameras that provide clearer images and more positive reads. A department policy is currently in draft form and the system is expected to be fully implemented within the next week or so.
CONSIDERATION OF THE PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT MODUCOM SERVERS.
Chief Ford reported that the system is currently 10 years old and has already been repaired several times. Currently the operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft and would be difficult to repair if the servers fail again. Chief Ford indicated that the original quote for the replacement was $30,000.00, however, a new quote came in it at approximately $21,000.00. The expense to replace the servers has already been included in the budget. Alderman Jasinski motioned, seconded by Alderman Michalczyk to approve the purchase of replacement Moducom servers not to exceed $21,000. The Committee concurred and the motion carried.
Chief Ford reported on the capability of expanding the automated license plate reader system by adding stationary license plate readers. It is also possible to upgrade some of the existing department cameras to operate in conjunction with the current license plate reader software.
Chief Ford also reported that the department is sending someone to Crime Free Housing training in the next couple months. Other departments have indicated that they have noted a reduction in crime and calls for service with this program.
There being no further business to discuss, Alderman Michalczyk motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Alderman Jasinski. The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 PM.