COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Volunteer Fire Rescue Funding Policy

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Approval of the Policy to confirm funding commitments and system expectations

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Eggleston

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:    Yes

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

March 1, 2006

 

ACTION:                                    INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:         X                      INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

During the February 1, 2006 meeting, the Board approved the proposed Volunteer Fire Rescue Funding Policy with two modifications that are listed below:

 

1.       Titling of County Purchased Apparatus

The original Volunteer Funding Policy as approved by the Volunteer Advisory Board had suggested that County purchased apparatus shall be titled in the volunteer stationís name. Based on a recommendation by staff, the Board approved a change to the proposed policy that would co-title County purchased apparatus in the County and Volunteer stationís name.

 

2.       Proceeds after the sale of County purchased apparatus

The Board also decided that once a County purchased apparatus is sold at the end of its useful life, the proceeds after the sale will go back to the individual volunteer department. If the volunteer department originally upgraded the apparatus being sold, the volunteer department will receive the percentage of the proceeds used for the upgrade to use at their discretion. The remainder of the proceeds will go back to the volunteer department and must be used to upgrade the new apparatus.

 

The Board directed staff to revise the proposed Volunteer Fire Rescue Funding Policy and include the revised policy in the March 2006 consent agenda for final approval.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Provide effective and efficient County services to the public.

 

DISCUSSION:

Attached to the executive summary is the revised Volunteer Fire Rescue Funding Policy that reflects the changes requested by the Board during the February 1, 2006 meeting. Specifically, sections 5.6 and 5.7 were modified to reflect the changes outlined in items 1 and 2 above.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

No additional budget impacts.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the attached ACFRAB Volunteer Funding Policy be adopted as official county policy.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1:  ACFRAB Policy SAP-DEP-007 Volunteer Funding Policy

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