Supervisors BREH and ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH HAMILTON COUNTY TO PROVIDE E911 BACK UP SERVICES (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)

WHEREAS, in 2017, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors and the Hamilton County Sheriff requested assistance from the County of Fulton to provide E911 Dispatch Backup Service to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office; and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Sheriff Abrams and Fulton County Sheriff Giardino conducted several meetings to establish a written framework to govern this assistance provided by County of Fulton; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 299, dated August 14, 2017, authorized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Provide the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department with E911 Back-up Services on a trial basis; and

WHEREAS, said MOU included the requirement for a Trial Period of 120 days from commencement of the service to determine if the system is practical as designed; and

WHEREAS, said Trial Period is complete and the Sheriff now recommends proceeding with a full Memorandum of Agreement that incorporates adjustments learned during said Trial Period; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That upon the recommendation of the Sheriff and Committees on Public Safety and Finance, the Chairman of the Board be, and hereby is, authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to provide E911 Dispatch Back-up Services for Southern Hamilton County for the period ending December 31, 2019, subject to cancellation by either party upon 60 days notice; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said Memorandum of Agreement include, but not be limited to, the following terms and conditions:

  1. All costs of establishing, maintenance and repairs shall be the responsibility of County of Hamilton.
  2. There shall be testing of equipment before system goes live.
  3. Back-up by Fulton County Dispatch only occurs after seven (7) rings go unanswered in Hamilton County Dispatch.
  4. Back-up will not add substantial additional calls to Fulton County’s system.
  5. The system will not necessitate any additional Fulton County staffing or overtime.
  6. Hamilton County will provide a full “Hold Harmless” provision to Fulton County, satisfactory to the County Attorney. 

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said Memorandum of Agreement shall be subject to approval for renewal by the Board of Supervisors on an annual basis; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said Memorandum of Understanding is subject to the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Fulton County Sheriff, County Attorney, Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, Hamilton County Sheriff, Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator, E911 Coordinator (Planning Director) and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor GROFF and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Callery, Rice and Waldron)

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