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File #: 18-0484    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action:
Title: Donation of One Surplus Vehicle to the Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team Association (Acting Fire Chief Abell). APPROVE
Attachments: 1. Agreement - MBCERTA, 2. Donation Request Letter from MBCERTA
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Derrick Abell, Acting Fire Chief
Michael Boyd, Battalion Chief
Walberto Martin, Senior Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Donation of One Surplus Vehicle to the Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team Association (Acting Fire Chief Abell).
APPROVE
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council approve the donation of one surplus vehicle to the Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Association (MBCERTA).
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
This vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban, has a value of approximately $8,000. Surplus vehicles are normally auctioned and the funds received contribute toward future fleet purchases. By donating this vehicle, the City will forego funds received from an auction.

BACKGROUND:
Through the City's fleet replacement program, a new vehicle was purchased and put into service January 2018. The previous front line vehicle (2013 Chevy Suburban vehicle #708) has now become the back-up unit. As a result, the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban (vehicle #709) no longer serves as the backup vehicle and can be taken out of service. The Municipal Code requires the vehicle to be auctioned for the best attainable value. However, per Manhattan Beach Municipal Code 2.36.160 this requirement may be waived by the City Council. MBCERTA is in need of the vehicle and has requested that it be donated to them for their use.

DISCUSSION:
Staff received a request from MBCERTA to donate the surplus Suburban vehicle for use at City events, trainings, and to assist local first responders during times of need. While the City typically sells surplus property for the best attainable value, the City has also donated vehicles and equipment to other organizations in the past, including El Camino College, Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Los Angeles County Fire Li...

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