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File #: 2021-0528   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/5/2021 In control: Sheriff's Office
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Agreement with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Provide Law Enforcement Services at Lake Sonoma
Department or Agency Name(s): Sheriff's Office
Attachments: 1. Summary Report, 2. Army Corps Signed Contract.pdf
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To: Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): Sheriff’s Office

Staff Name and Phone Number: Jody Like, 565-2175

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Countywide

 

Title:

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Agreement with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Provide Law Enforcement Services at Lake Sonoma

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the Board’s approval to ratify an Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, allowing the Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit to be reimbursed up to $194,680 for providing law enforcement services on Lake Sonoma for the term May 21, 2021 through September 26, 2021. The Agreement helps to ensure greater public safety during the busy summer season at Lake Sonoma.

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Executive Summary:

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the Board’s approval to ratify an Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, allowing the Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit to be reimbursed up to $194,680 for providing law enforcement services on Lake Sonoma during the busiest boating days of the year. The Agreement helps to ensure greater public safety during the busy summer season at Lake Sonoma.

 

Discussion:

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit maintains primary law enforcement jurisdiction over Sonoma County’s waterways. Since Lake Sonoma opened in 1985, the Marine Unit has provided a baseline level of service for the Warm Springs Dam area.  Of all the County waterways, it is the busiest, with the most calls for service, the most accidents, and the most law enforcement contacts.

 

Also since 1985, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and provided reimbursement for a portion of the law enforcement services provided on Lake Sonoma during the busy summer months. In addition to the reimbursement provided in the contract, Army Corps also provides the Marine Unit with an office at Lake Sonoma to use as a substation, a storage container, and docking spaces on the Lake for the Unit’s vessels and personal water crafts. The zero-cost property license was renewed August 1, 2020 for a term of five years.

 

The Sheriff’s Office received the finalized contract from Army Corps for the period of May 21, 2021 through September 26, 2021 in mid-April, leaving insufficient time to seek Board approval prior to the effective date. 

 

Under the contract, the Sheriff’s Office provides patrol coverage and responds to calls on-site at Lake Sonoma during Saturdays, Sundays and holidays of the peak recreational season (mid-May through late September.) Additionally, the Unit responds to after-hours callouts for stranded boaters or accidents and is reimbursed for overtime hours. The Marine Unit Sergeant provides staff supervision; the Sheriff’s Office is reimbursed for approximately 8.3 hours per week for the 19-week contract. Additional reimbursable expenses include the daily cost of two patrol vehicles, mileage, and Sheriff’s Office overhead.

 

The amount available this season for reimbursement to the County for the provision of law enforcement services is $194,680.  Reimbursement revenue and corresponding expenditures are included in the Sheriff’s Office adopted FY 20-21 and recommended FY 21-22 budgets. 

 

The Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement agency responsible for monitoring and responding to calls for service on all waterways in Sonoma County, whether it receives reimbursement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or not.  If the contract is not approved, the County will forego funding reimbursement up to $194,680 for the provisions of law enforcement services at Warm Springs Dam Lake Sonoma.

 

Prior Board Actions:

Law enforcement agreements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been approved annually since 1985, most recently on July 7, 2020.

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 20-21 Adopted

FY21-22 Projected

FY 22-23 Projected

Budgeted Expenses

$65,350

$129,330

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

 

 

 

Total Expenditures

 

 

 

Funding Sources

 

 

 

General Fund/WA GF

 

 

 

State/Federal

$65,350

$129,330

 

Fees/Other

 

 

 

Use of Fund Balance

 

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

Total Sources

$65,350

$129,330

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

The contract will reimburse actual expenditures up to $194,680. An estimated $65,350 will be expended in FY 20-21.  The remaining $129,330 in revenue and expenditures is included in the Sheriff’s Office FY 21-22 recommended budget.

 

Staffing Impacts:

 

 

 

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Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

No staffing impacts.

 

Attachments:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract #W912P721P0008

 

Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

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