August 9, 2016

MEMO TO:           Mayor Barber and Board of Commissioners

FROM:                  Frank A. Rush, Jr., Town Manager

SUBJECT:           Budget Amendment – General Fund (Fire Grant)

The Board of Commissioners is asked to approve the attached General Fund budget amendment formally recognizing grant funds and appropriating the required local match for a recently awarded Fire grant. 

The attached budget amendment appropriates a total of $154,200 for the purchase of 24 new self-contained breathing apparatus (air-packs) and associated equipment (spare cylinders, face masks, and other) for EIFD personnel. 

The attached budget amendment includes $146,858 of grant funds from the US Fire Administration.  An additional $7,342 is appropriated from General Fund balance for the required 5% match.

I recommend approval of the attached General Fund budget amendment.