POLICE COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – 6 p.m.
1. Call to Order & Roll Call.
2. Committee Members: Chairman Pondelicek, Ald. Michalczyk, Jasinski; & Others Present.
3. Approval of the Minutes: October 26, 2011.
4. Request approval to purchase camera monitors for the Communications Center and to accept the low quote of $1,274.28 from various vendors (details in Supplement III) to purchase those monitors.
5. Request to replace and advertise the vacant position of a Crossing Guard at 58th St. & Francis.
6. Request approval to purchase replacement patrol vehicle mobile radios and to accept the low quote of $5,217.08 from United Radio to purchase those radios.
7. Request approval to purchase 2 replacement vehicles from Westfield Ford and to accept the low quote for a Ford Taurus $23,614 and Ford Explorer $25,542. Also to request approval for purchase, installation, and exchange of emergency equipment from Ultra Strobe for $15,212.66 and vehicle striping from Car Reflections for $725.
8. Other Business.
CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE
MINUTES OF THE POLICE COMMITTEE MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012 – 6:00 PM
1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL.
Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Those present were: Chairman Pondelicek, Ald. Michalczyk, and Jasinski. Also present: Police Chief Ruth.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
The minutes of October 26, 2011 were approved as presented.
3. REQUEST THE PURCHASE OF CAMERA MONITORS FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER FOR $1,274.28.
Chief Ruth explained that the camera monitors have exceeded their life expectancy and only 2 of the 3 video monitors are working. He requested replacing with 2 camera monitors to simultaneous view Park Cameras, In House Cameras and Prisoner Booking Area, including the cell block.
In addition he wishes replacement of the current computer monitors with six, 22 computer monitors with a monitor tree to expand the ability to access the records management system, computer aided dispatch, LEADS, EMNET and current weather reports. The monitor tree will allow the organizing of the computer monitors and increase accessibility for viewing and data entry.
He further requested the removal of the remaining Project Shield equipment which has not operated since May, 2011. The equipment will be stored in a secure manner until instructions for disposal are received from the Dept. of Homeland Security.
The total cost of the equipment upgrade cost is $4,794.07. The breakout for the six 22 Dell computer monitors is $1,274.28. Chief Ruth requested committee’s approval to forward request onto the Council for authorization to purchase. Committee concurred. This will be placed on the March 28 Council agenda for approval.
4. REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE FOR THE POSITION OF A CROSSING GUARD AT 58TH & FRANCIS.
A vacancy has occurred at 58th St. & Francis due to medical reasons as of 1-11-12. Since then patrol officers have been fulfilling the crossing guard’s assignment. This removes a patrol officer from his regular duties during peak times. The Police Chief asked that the crossing guard be replaced at a cost of approximately $4,200 per year. The advertising will be done through internal channels and through the city’s website. Committee concurred with the Chief’s recommendation.
5. REQUEST APPROVAL TO PURCHASE REPLACEMENT PATROL VEHICLE MOBILE RADIOS.
Staff obtained 3 quotes from suppliers to replace 9 mobile radios due to age. United Radio was the low quote for $5,217.08. This is under the $15K budgeted in the FY12 budget. Committee concurred with the recommendation and will bring it up at the next Council meeting in March.
6. REQUEST APROVAL TO PURCHASE 2 REPLACEMENT VEHICLES FROM WESTFIELD FORD.
Staff obtained quotes for 2 replacement vehicles with Westfield Ford being the low quote for a Taurus @ $23,614 and an Explorer @ $25,542. Also needed is the emergency equipment that needs to be installed from the low bidder Ultra Strobe for $15,212.66 and vehicle striping from low bidder Car Reflections for $725. Committee concurred with Staff’s recommendation and will be considered at the next Council meeting in March.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:25 PM.
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Robert Pondelicek, Chairman