Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service in the amount of $72,500 for fire lookout services for the Bull Run Watershed
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1. The Council finds:
- The U.S. Forest Service’s Hickman Butte Lookout Tower in Mt. Hood National Forest (lookout) is part of the fire protection program for the Bull Run Watershed.
- The lookout is strategically located in the watershed and provides a key vantage point for detecting fires in and near the Bull Run Watershed. Early detection of fires in the watershed is a critical component of the fire protection program.
- For the past fifteen years, the Portland Water Bureau and the U.S. Forest Service have had an Intergovernmental Agreement to share the costs to staff the lookout during the summer fire season.
- The current agreement expires April 2022. The Portland Water Bureau and U.S. Forest Service would like to continue to collaborate by entering into a new five (5) year Intergovernmental Agreement to continue these service.
- The total amount of the Intergovernmental Agreement is $72,500 for a period of five (5) years. Funding in the amount of $14,500 is available in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Budget. Funds of $14,500 will be requested in FY 2022-23 through FY 2026-27 Budgets.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
- That the Portland Water Bureau Director is authorized to execute on behalf of the City an Intergovernmental Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service in the amount of $72,500 substantially in accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement attached as Exhibit A.
- The Intergovernmental Agreement authorized by this ordinance is subject toapproval as to form by the City Attorney's Office.
- Amendments increasing the total compensation of the Intergovernmental Agreement may be agreed to and executed by the Portland Water Bureau Director for up to twenty-five percent of the total agreement amount and are subject toapproval as to form by the City Attorney's Office.
- Any increase exceeding twenty-five percent of the total compensation of the Intergovernmental Agreement would require City Council approval.
- The Mayor and Auditor are hereby authorized to draw and deliver checks chargeable to the Water Fund when demand is presented and approved by the proper authorities.
Official Record (Efiles)
An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)
Passed by Council
Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero
299 Consent Agenda in April 20-21, 2022 Council Agenda
Passed to second reading
Passed to second reading April 27, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
329 Consent Agenda in April 27-28, 2022 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea