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File #: 20-1393    Version: 1 Name: Joint resolution authorizing, acceptance of an award with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant in the amount of $213,365.48 for fiscal year 2021.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/6/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing, acceptance of an award with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant in the amount of $213,365.48 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
Attachments: 1. SAIN HS-21-0068

Title

Joint resolution authorizing, acceptance of an award with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant in the amount of $213,365.48 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

 

Staff Summary

                     The Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has applied for and been awarded STEP grants since 2013.

                     LCSO has applied and was accepted for a FY 2021 Illinois Department of Transportation STEP grant in the amount of $213,365.48. The grant period is from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

                     The grant reimburses the deputies overtime wage costs and indirect costs on direct salary and wage excluding fringe.

                     The main objective of the grant is to conduct specific traffic enforcement details that focus on speeding enforcement, distracted driving enforcement, impaired driving enforcement and child passenger safety campaigns that will make the roadways safer. 

                     LCSO will conduct six mandatory enforcement campaigns and all four optional enforcement campaigns.

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, said traffic enforcement campaigns held in FY 2020, through Labor Day weekend, led to a total of 1,824 citations being issued, 450 of those citations were seat belt violations, 770 were speeding violations and 42 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office believes that continuing to conduct these traffic and distracted driving enforcement campaigns in Fiscal Year 2021 will continue to keep the roadways safer; and,

 

WHEREAS, said grants will fund the overtime and indirect costs on direct salary and wage excluding fringe associated with conducting these traffic enforcement campaigns.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is authorized to accept the FY 2021 Illinois Department of Transportation STEP Grant in the amount of $213,365.48.

 

DATED at Waukegan, Illinois, on November 10, 2020.