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2014 04 14 Consent 300 New Police K-9 Purchase and Retirement of Police K-9 Satchi COMMISSION AGENDA Informational Consent X ITEM 300 Public Hearings g Regular April 14, 2014 KS KB Regular Meeting City Manager Department REQUEST: The Police Department requests the Commission to accept a donation, not to exceed $4,500, from the Tuscawilla Homeowner's Association (THOA) for the purchase of one (1) new police canine. In addition, the Police Department requests the Commission's approval to retire K-9 "Satchi" from service with the Police Department and for the animal to be either sold or traded. The Police Department also requests approval of the purchase of a new police canine from Mid-Florida Working Dogs, LLC. for a total price of$9,350. Additionally, we request the Commission approve the City Manager to execute any and all documents related to this item. SYNOPSIS: The Police Department has researched working canines that fit the needs of our organization. These canines range in price from $8,500 to $12,000 depending on the training they have completed prior to their sale. A trained canine will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to get the canine and it's handler certified and back to normal duty. This transaction stems from the result of having to retire K-9 "Satchi" due to his inability to conform to training and pass the FDLE re-certification course which fails to meet the standards set forth by this agency and the State for police working dogs. We now find ourselves needing to select a replacement animal so as not to interrupt their valuable service to our community. We have located a police canine at Mid-Florida Working Dogs, LLC. that fits our needs. The owner of Mid-Florida Working Dogs, LLC. is willing to take K-9 "Satchi" but a sale price or other firm terms of that transaction have yet to be determined. The Tuscawilla Homeowners Association approved a donation to the police department in an amount not to exceed $4,500.00 for the purchase of a new police canine. It is our intent to reduce the Consent 300 PAGE 1 OF 2-April 14,2014 price of the new canine to $4,850.00 if these actions are approved by Commission. The Police Department then requests Commission approval to allocate the remaining $4,850.00 from the Federal Law Enforcement Trust Fund to complete the purchase. CONSIDERATIONS: The retirement of K-9 "Satchi" was not expected and we now find ourselves having to locate and evaluate new potential canines to replace K-9 "Satchi". Replacing an animal this year was not budgeted, however; this has become a priority within the organization in an effort to minimize the impacts on our community. By allowing the Police Department to release K-9 "Satchi", we will be able to purchase a new police canine. FISCAL IMPACT: The donation from the THOA is anticipated to be $4,500.00. There will be an initial impact up to $4,850 which will come from the Federal Law Enforcement Trust Fund if approved. The fund currently holds a balance of$34,169.51. COMMUNICATION EFFORTS: This Agenda Item has been electronically forwarded to the Mayor and City Commission, City Manager, City Attorney/Staff, and is available on the City's Website, LaserFiche, and the City's Server. Additionally, portions of this Agenda Item are typed verbatim on the respective Meeting Agenda which has also been electronically forwarded to the individuals noted above, and which is also available on the City's Website, LaserFiche, and the City's Server; has been sent to applicable City Staff, Media/Press Representatives who have requested Agendas/Agenda Item information, Homeowner's Associations/Representatives on file with the City, and all individuals who have requested such information. This information has also been posted outside City Hall, posted inside City Hall with additional copies available for the General Public, and posted at five (5) different locations around the City. Furthermore, this information is also available to any individual requestors. City Staff is always willing to discuss this Agenda Item or any Agenda Item with any interested individuals. RECOMMENDATION: The Police Department recommends the Commission accept the donation of up to $4,500.00 from the Tuscawilla Homeowners Association for the purchase of a new police canine. In addition, we recommend that the Commission approve the release of K- 9 "Satchi". We recommend the Commission approve the purchase of the new police canine from Mid-Florida Working Dogs, LLC. for a total price of $9,350.00; for this purchase, $4,850 will come from the Federal Law Enforcement Trust Fund. The Police Department requests Commission authorize the City Manager to execute and approve all documents associated with this item. ATTACHMENTS: A- Quote for the purchase of a new K-9 from Mid-Florida Working Dogs, LLC. Consent 300 PAGE 2 OF 2-April 14,2014 F• L MID-FLORIDA WORKING DOGS, LLC Ernie Franck 6071 SR 524 Cocoa,FL 32926 (321) 961-4978 Fax(321) 631-1040 mfw(lk9@yahoo.com IRKING DOGS Specializing in Police, Sport and Home Protection Importing ONLY the Best! Agency: Winter Springs Police Dept. INVOICE# -260 Address: 300 N.Moss Rd. L Winter Springs,.FL 32708 P.O.C.: Robert Fugate Phone: (4 7)327-1000 Fax: (000)000-0000 Agreement made by and between Winter Spriagys., olice De . Emie Franck of Mid-Florida Working Dogs on 03-26-14 —for German She bard., tattoo # N/A at a purchase price of $9,,350.00 Dog's Name: Nickel vom Mengeder Bach Dog's D.O.B: 07-05-11 Dog's Color:___DjUk- .._ Balance Due: $2,350.00 Terms: Net 10 days *Please make checks payable to Mid-Florida Working Dogs, 6071 SR 524, Co0a, FL 32926 Thank you. We appreciate your business. ATTACHMENT A