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File #: 20-0983    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/17/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I for contract 4461 with Green Valley Mortuary for morgue tech services, to amend the contract term date from August 8, 2020 to February 28, 2021 and increase the not to exceed amount by $50,000. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route, 2. B - Amendment I, 3. C - 4461 Agreement-FE, 4. Executed Agreement #4461
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Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I for contract 4461 with Green Valley Mortuary for morgue tech services, to amend the contract term date from August 8, 2020 to February 28, 2021 and increase the not to exceed amount by $50,000.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Sheriff’s Office and Green Valley Mortuary entered into a short-term agreement following the opening of the morgue at the Sheriff’s Public Safety Facility. This agreement allows for Green Valley Mortuary to provide a morgue technician to the Sheriff’s Office on an as needed basis. With the additional seven months added to the term of the agreement, the Sheriff's Office will continue to work with Human Resources to establish a County classification of Morgue Technician. The Sheriff's Office currently is pursuing grants that could possibly fund a full time equivalent position in the Public Safety Facility Morgue. We are also assessing the increase in bodies processed as a result of the newly signed agreement to provide autopsy services for Amador County. The Sheriff's Office will be returning to the Board before the expiration of this contract amendment with a plan for next steps.

Tasks assigned to this individual include, but are not limited to: autopsy setup, prepare bodies for autopsies, record any pivotal information about the decedent, and maintain all equipment.

This agreement has been in place since January 2020 with a current expiration of August 8, 2020. The Sheriff’s Office and Green Valley Mortuary have both agreed to extend the terms of this agreement through February 28, 2020 with current pricing to stay in place.

ALTERNATIVES
The Sheriff’s Office would use the value brought forth by having an onsite morgue technician.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
N/A

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
County Counsel and HR have reviewed and approved this agreement.

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Approve as recommended.

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