WHEREAS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program provides funding for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention programs ; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hood River Fire Department submitted a funding request for establishing a Volunteer Coordinator and additional Volunteer Program benefits;
WHEREAS, the FEMA approved the request for $330,144 over four years; and
WHEREAS, the Hood River Fire Department desires to hire a Volunteer Coordinator to complete this work and the work will be funded 100% by the FEMA SAFER funds; and
WHEREAS, ORS 294.338(2) allows the City to appropriate a specific purpose grant by resolution of the City Council; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to appropriate $12,425 in Federal Grants, General Fund resources and $9,425 in Fire Personnel Services and $3,000 in Fire Materials & Services General Fund requirements.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:
The City Council approves to accept the FEMA funding to initiate the Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Grant program and appropriate $12,425 in Federal Grants, General Fund resources and $9,425 in Fire Personnel Services and $3,000 in Fire Materials & Services General Fund requirements.
Approved by the Hood River City Council the 8 day of April, 2013, to take effect immediately.
Arthur Babitz, Mayor
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder