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File #: RES 2020-048    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Terminating the Regional Hazardous Materials Board of Arapahoe/Douglas Counties (RHMBADC)
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit 1: IGA, 3. Close Out Letter to Board, 4. Accounts Summary

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

From:                     Norris W. Croom III, Fire Chief

 

Title

Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Terminating the Regional Hazardous Materials Board of Arapahoe/Douglas Counties (RHMBADC)

Body

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Executive Summary

 

In 2003, the Town approved an IGA with a number of partners in Arapahoe and Douglas counties establishing a Regional Hazardous Materials Board.  The Board was created as a joint effort to ensure compliance with federal and state laws as well as ensuring joint planning and response to hazardous materials incidents.

 

Since 2003, there have been numerous changes in the original signatories, and the decision was made by the members of the Board to recommend dissolution of the Board and terminating the agreement.

 

Staff concurs with this recommendation, and requests Council’s approval to affirm.

 

Notification and Outreach Efforts

 

All parties that approved the IGA are in agreement to the termination of this Board.  No additional outreach was completed or needed.

 

History of Past Town Council, Boards & Commissions, or Other Discussions

 

In 2003, the Town Council approved the IGA establishing this Board.  No other action has been taken since 2003.

 

Discussion

 

In 2003, the Town approved an IGA with a number of partners in Arapahoe and Douglas counties establishing a Regional Hazardous Materials Board.  The Board was created as a joint effort to ensure compliance with federal and state laws as well as ensuring joint planning and response to hazardous materials incidents.

 

There were a number of entities that were, then, not able to meet the compliance or response requirements.  Establishing the Board allowed for the combining of resources to provide a regional response with Arapahoe and Douglas counties, and it also provided for regional training and cost recovery.

 

Since 2003, there have been numerous changes in the original signatories.  For example, the Cunningham Fire Protection District, Parker Fire Protection District, City of Englewood Fire Department, City of Sheridan Fire Department, City of Littleton Fire Department, and City of Glendale Fire Department no longer exist.  Cunningham, Parker, and Littleton are part of South Metro Fire Rescue, and Englewood, Sheridan, and Glendale are now covered by the Denver Fire Department.

 

With these changes, the Board is no longer an efficient means to coordinate hazardous materials activities, and the decision was made to terminate the agreement, dissolve the board, and close all financial accounts.  The Fire and Rescue Department is in support of this decision as it will have minimal to no impact on how we address hazardous materials activities.

 

Therefore, staff concurs with this recommendation, and requests Council’s approval to affirm.

 

Budget Impact

 

There is no negative impact to the budget by approving this IGA.  The Town would no longer contribute annual funding of $3,165.29, and we may receive some funding back once the Board is dissolved and all associated financial accounts are closed.

 

Staff Recommendation

 

Staff recommends approval of the Resolution to terminate the IGA.

 

Proposed Motion

 

“I move to approve Resolution as introduced.

 

Attachments

 

Attachment A: Resolution

Exhibit 1:  Intergovernmental Agreement

Attachment B:  Close Out Letter to Board

Attachment C: Accounts Summary