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File #: 20-0990    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/20/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action: 8/25/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement for Services with North Tahoe Fire Protection District for the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical and ambulance transport services in the Tahoe West Shore zone of County Service Area No. 3, for the period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023. FUNDING: County Service Area 3 Special Tax (Tahoe West Shore area) and fee for ambulance transportation.
Attachments: 1. A - Agreement, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. Executed Contract Prehospital Advanced Life Support Services and Dispatch Services
Related files: 19-1203, 16-0786

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Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement for Services with North Tahoe Fire Protection District for the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical and ambulance transport services in the Tahoe West Shore zone of County Service Area No. 3, for the period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023.

 

FUNDING: County Service Area 3 Special Tax (Tahoe West Shore area) and fee for ambulance transportation.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

Chief Administrative Office (CAO) is recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the proposed agreement with North Tahoe Fire Protection District (North Tahoe) for a three-year period beginning on September 1, 2020. North Tahoe provides ambulance services within the West Shore zone of County Service Area 3. The County bills for the services and remits 93% of actual collections to North Tahoe. In addition, the special tax revenue collected within the zone is remitted to North Tahoe as payment for the services they provide. There are no substantive changes from previous years' agreements.

 

The Board has previously determined that in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.13.030, it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor for ambulance transportation due to special skills and qualifications of the Contractor’s personnel involved in the performance of the work, lack of qualified County employees to perform the work, and that the Contractor will provide equipment, materials, facilities, administration or support services related to providing work that may not be feasibly provided by the County.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Should the Board decide not to approve the agreement, there would be a lapse of service in the CSA No. 3 Tahoe West Shore area.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION:

1) 16-0786 on August 16, 2016, for Agreement #001-S1711.

2) 16-0786 on January 3, 2017, for Agreement #001-S1711, A1.

3) 19-1203 on  August 27, 2019, for Agreement #001-S1711, A2.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

Approved by County Counsel, Human Resources, and Risk Management

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

This Agreement is funded through fees-for-service and County Service Area 3 Special Tax.  There is no impact to Net County Cost.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

1) Clerk of the Board to obtain signature of Chair on two (2) originals and return one fully executed copy to the Chief Administrative Office.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

N/A

 

CONTACT

Sue Hennike, Deputy CAO