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Resolution Number

775 

Resolution Subject

Approving an Interlocal Agreement for the provision of jail services between the City of University Place and the City of Toppenish

Date Adopted

12/1/2014 

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Resolution

RESOLUTION NO. 775

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE APPROVING AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF JAIL SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE AND THE CITY OF TOPPENISH SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE FORM ATTACHED HERETO

 

           

WHEREAS, the City has jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses within University Place; and

 

            WHEREAS, while many jurisdictions have more than one jail contract for the housing of inmates, typically with varying daily costs, University Place has historically contracted only with Pierce County for jail services; and

 

            WHEREAS, the City of University Place Municipal Court tries to utilize alternative sentencing to the greatest degree consistent with justice, and jail sentences over thirty (30) days are quite rare; however, occasionally an offender must, in the interest of justice and public safety, be sentenced to more than thirty (30) days. This can result in significant unanticipated costs to the City; and

 

            WHEREAS, the City's contract with the Pierce County jail is not exclusive, and while the City of University Place has no issues with the jail services provided by Pierce County, given current uncertainties regarding the Pierce County Jail budget and costs, as well as simple prudence in identifying at least one alternate provider, staff have identified the City of Toppenish's new jail as a useful additional resource for inmates sentenced to a term of over thirty (30) days; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Toppenish Jail is a municipal jail run by the Toppenish Police Department and has been vetted for risk and insurance purposes. The daily rate is lower than that contained in the City's current agreement with Pierce County, and we have consulted with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, who expressed no concerns;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.   Incorporation.  The recitals are hereby incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

2.   Approval of Interlocal Agreement. The Interlocal Agreement for Provision of Jail Services Between the City of University Place and the City of Toppenish is hereby approved substantially in the form attached hereto.

 

            3.   Effective Date.  This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the City Council.

 

            ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 1, 2014.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________________
Denise McCluskey, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

_______________________________

Emelita Genetia, City Clerk

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

 

________________________________

Steve Victor, City Attorney

 

Council Minutes

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20141201-0759 

ResolutionID

Resolution:775-19020213-775 
Attachments
775-Attachment.pdf    
Content Type: Resolution
Created at 12/2/2014 4:20 PM  by Emelita Genetia 
Last modified at 1/6/2015 8:27 AM  by Emelita Genetia