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  Consent-Law & Justice Services    # 15.       
Meeting Date: 10/12/2021  
Brief Title:    Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange Grant Agreement
From: Tom Lopez, Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, Yolo County Sheriff's Office
Staff Contact: Dale Johnson, Undersheriff, Yolo County Sheriff’s Office x5256

Approve the Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange Grant Agreement between the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office and the California State Department of Parks and Recreation, authorize the Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator as signatory, and adopt a budget resolution increasing the Sheriff’s Office 2021-22 budget by $25,000. (No general fund impact) (4/5 vote required) (Lopez/Johnson)
Recommended Action
  1. Approve the Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE) Grant Agreement between the Sheriff’s Office and the State for SAVE-21 grant funding;
  2. Authorize the Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator as signatory; and
  3. Adopt a budget resolution to increase appropriations for SAVE grant funding in the amount of $25,000.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Safe Communities
Sustainable Environment
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The Sheriff’s Boating Safety Program has been responsible for patrolling all waterways and conducting related search and rescue operations countywide since July 1973. The Boating Safety Section performs the vital function of ensuring citizen safety along the recreational waterways located within Yolo County.  Marine patrol operations are funded with state operational boating safety grants, local boat property tax revenue, Proposition 172 Public Safety Funds, and County General Fund monies.

The State Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) recognizes that boats abandoned in waterways can pose a danger to citizen safety by impeding navigation and damaging the environment. As part of its commitment to provide clean, safe, and enjoyable recreational boating on California’s lakes, rivers, and harbors, DBW administers the SAVE grant program. This program assists local agencies in removing abandoned vessels and other potentially dangerous debris within navigable waterways under their jurisdiction.  The SAVE grant provides funds to public agencies such as the Sheriff's Office to remove, store, and dispose of abandoned, wrecked, or dismantled vessels or any other partially submerged objects and debris which pose a substantial hazard to navigation.  The funds are also available to dismantle and dispose of vessels that have been surrendered by the registered owner to avoid a potential illegal “dumping” of the boat. As a condition of the grant award agreement, the Sheriff's Office complies with all California laws regarding titles and liens in conjunction with each abandoned vessel, as well as works to secure bids from qualified and adequately insured contractors to perform any salvaging, storage, and dismantling work required. 
The Sheriff’s Office previously participated in the SAVE Grant Program from March 2020 through September 2021. During this grant period, the Sheriff’s Office completed the abatement of 20 boats. 
The Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $25,000 in SAVE–21 Grant funding for the period of October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2023. A 10% match of funds (cash or in-kind contributions) is required from the County and will be met with existing General Fund allocations. Because this agreement is between two government entities, Board of Supervisors' approval is now requested to approve the execution of this agreement and authorize Sheriff Lopez as signatory.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
County Counsel has approved the attached Agreement and Resolution as to form. The CAO’s office has approved the use of existing General Fund allocations for the required match. Purchasing will review and approve all service agreements associated with work performed under this grant.
Competitive Bid Process
The competitive bid process does not apply to this Recommended Action.

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal impact (see budgetary detail below)
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   25,000
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   0
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   25,000
On-going commitment (annual cost):    $  
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
The Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $25,000 in SAVE-21 grant funding. This grant requires a 10% match of cash or in-kind of $2,500.  The Sheriff’s Office will be using existing General Fund allocations for the match requirement.
Att. A. SAVE 21 Grant Agreement
Att. B. SAVE 21 Resolution

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Dale Johnson Dale Johnson 10/01/2021 10:47 AM
Tom Lopez Tom Lopez 10/04/2021 09:40 AM
Financial Services Shelby Milliren 10/04/2021 09:58 AM
County Counsel Hope Welton 10/04/2021 10:11 AM
Form Started By: Selena Hobbs Started On: 09/15/2021 02:26 PM
Final Approval Date: 10/04/2021


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