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City Council
CITY OF PUNTA GORDA
2/7/2018
 
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Consent Agenda Police Department
Title:

Application for 2018/2019 Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) Grant Funds

Funds:

Apply for $97,500.00 MAC grant funds for 21' Marine Vessel, Motor and Trailer

Recommended Action:

Council to approve the application for the grant funds to replace the police volunteer vessel.

Summary:

The police department is assigned two vessels for law enforcement marine operations. The smaller of the two vessels is a thirteen year old police vessel (Marine 2) which is in need of significant repair and needs replacing.  Marine 2 is mainly used by the department Marine Volunteers. It is deployed five days a week, 52 weeks a year. Volunteers are on-call for boating emergencies and any water related incident, i.e. sinking boats, boat fires, or missing persons. The Marine volunteers logged 2,282 hours in Fiscal Year 2017 providing 2,100 miles of patrol coverage. Marine 2 also serves as backup to the Marine 1.

Department/Division: Police
 
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