City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
16-R-3598
Adopted Substitute
Sep 18, 2017 1:00 PM

A RESOLUTION BY FINANCE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AS SUBSTITUTED BY THE ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO
EXERCISE THE THREE (3) YEAR RENEWAL OPTION OF mE
COOPERATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENT FC-6046 Willi AOT
PUBLIC SAFETY CORPORATION D/B/A CRYWOLF FALSE ALARM
SOLUTIONS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 2-1601 ET. SEQ.
OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA CODE OF ORDINANCES, UTILIZING THE
TOWN OF DAVIE, FLORIDA CONTRACT NUMBER R-2001-4 TO
PROVIDE FOR FALSE ALARM ADMINISTRATION SERVICES AS A
CONTINGENCY BASED CONTRACT ON BEHALF OF THE
DEPARTMENTS OF POLICE AND FIRE RESCUE; ALL REVENUES
COLLECTED AND CONTRACTED WORK SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO
AND PAID FROM THE FUND DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION AND
ACCOUNT NUMBERS LISTED HEREIN; AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES • .

Information

Department:FinanceSponsors:
Category:FinanceFunctions:Legislative Liaison - Charlene Parker

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. CRY WOLF RENEWAL-4-28-16

Body

 

WHEREAS, Resolution 12-R-1273, adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlanta (the "City") on May 23, 2013 authorized the City to engage in a cooperative purchasing agreement FC-6046 with AOT Public Safety Corporation dba CryWolf False Alarm Solutions ("CryWolf Solutions"); and

 

WHEREAS, CryWolf Solutions has satisfactorily performed the following services, including but not limited to the management of the City's false alarm ordinance requirements, registration of entities (individuals, businesses, and government agencies) who utilize alarm systems, issuance and notification of false alarm fines based on a tiered system of fees, maintenance of a database of registered entities, management of false alarm occurrences, billing of alarm users of false activations, collection of fines resulting  from violations, generating performance and outcome reports and assuring the availability of false alarm information; and

 

WHEREAS, FC-6046 became effective as of June 24, 2013 and expires on June 23, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, upon recommendation of the City's Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Procurement Officer, the City desires to extend the contract by exercising the (3) three-year renewal option with the Town of Davie, Florida contract with CryWolf Solutions, to provide for false alarm administration services on behalf of the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department; and

 

WHEREAS, the City wishes the three (3) year term to be reduced by the amount of time the parties were in a month-to-month status from June 23, 2016 through the time of execution of this renewal.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  BY THE  COUNCIL OF THE  CI1Y OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, that the Mayor or his designee is authorized to execute, on behalf of the City of Atlanta, the (3) three-year renewal option for the cooperative purchasing agreement as a contingency based contract with CryWolf Solutions utilizing the contract between the Town of Davie, Florida and CryWolf Solutions.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that during the pendency of this legislation, the City continued its contractual relationship with CryWolf Solutions on a month-to month basis, effective June 23, 2016, under the same terms governing the parties under the contract.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, during the pendency of this legislation, the City engaged in

negotiations with CryWolf Solutions to improve the City's false alarm program.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to these negotiations, CryWolf Solutions agreed to make improvements to the overall system used for the Atlanta program.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, CryWolf Solutions has agreed to develop improvements to the mail and email flow to each alarm user.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, CryWolf Solutions has agreed to engage the alarm monitoring companies operating in the City of Atlanta to encourage them to register each of their clients, whether in a new or renewal status.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, CryWolf Solutions has agreed to update its Atlanta website to the newest version available and to improve the top line communication which the alarm users can see on the CryWolf Atlanta website.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in recognition that it has been four years since it worked with the City to conduct a large public relations and communication campaign, CryWolf Solutions, and the City have agreed to work together to develop a new and continuous public relations and communication campaign.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, CryWolf Solutions  and the  City have also agreed  to recommend certain amendments to the False Alarm Ordinance codified in the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances at Article II of Chapter 70.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, CryWolf Solutions and the City have agreed to recommend the False  Alarm Ordinance be amended to reduce the "failure to register" penalty by fifty percent, resulting in a penalty decrease from One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150) to Seventy­ Five Dollars ($75) per false alarm activation.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, CryWolf Solutions and the City have agreed to recommend the False Alarm Ordinance be amended to reduce the "failure to renew" penalty by fifty percent, resulting in a penalty decrease from One Hundred Dollars ($1oo.oo) to Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per false alarm activation.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Cry Wolf Solutions and the City have agreed to recommend the False Alarm Ordinance be amended to eliminate civil penalties for false alarms for the first two false alarms during the alarm year with the possibility of the waiver of a third false alarm during the alarm year by the Atlanta Police Department.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 3-year term shall be reduced by the amount of time the parties were in a month-to-month status beginning on June 23, 2016 through the execution of the renewal.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all contracted work shall deposited to 7101 (Agency ~ Fund) 190101 (JDA Municipal Court Operations) 3422101 (Fire Services False Alarm) 2650000 (Municipal Courts) and 7101 (Agency Fund) 190101 (IDA Municipal Court Operations) 3421301 (Police Services False Alarm) 2650000 (Municipal Courts). Funds shall be paid from 7101 (Agency Fund) 190101 (JDA Municipal Court Operations) 5212001 (Consulting/Professional Services) 2650000 (Municipal Courts) and 7101 (Agency Fund) 190101 (IDA Municipal Court Operations) 5212001 (Consulting/Professional Services) 2650000 (Municipal Courts).

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chief Procurement Officer in consultation with the City Attorney is directed to prepare an appropriate document for execution by the Mayor.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the agreement will not become binding on the City, and the City will incur no obligation or liability under it until it has been executed and delivered to CryWolf Solutions.

 

Meeting History

May 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: WAN, SHOOK, MARTIN, ADREAN, DICKENS & MOORE

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 6, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 5, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 14, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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Chairperson Wan made a Motion to enter Committee of the Whole to discuss Resolution 16-R-3598. It was Seconded by Councilmember Adran and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 12 yeas; 1 nay. Council entered Committee of the Whole. In Committee of the Whole, Mr. Wan made a Motion to Approve the resolution; however, upon further discussion, withdrew his Motion and intermittently made a Motion to Exit Committee of the Whole. It was Seconded by Councilmember Shook and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 12 yeas; 0 nays.

RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Oct 3, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 12, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [6 TO 0]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Oct 17, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 26, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore
ABSENT:Andre Dickens
Nov 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean
Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 30, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
Dec 5, 2016 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 14, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Jan 3, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 11, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 25, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 15, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 15, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 26, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 10, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 15, 2017 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 24, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 14, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURN AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 28, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 12, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 26, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 21, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 30, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 13, 2017 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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CONDITION

RESULT:FORWARDED W/NO RECOMMENDATION [6 TO 0]
MOVER:Clarence "C. T." Martin, District 10
SECONDER:Alex Wan, District 6
AYES:Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Alex Wan, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore
AWAY:Carla Smith
Sep 18, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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Chairperson Shook made a Motion to bring forth a Substitute to Resolution 16-R-3598. It was properly Seconded and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 12 yeas; 1 nay. The Substitute was before the Council. Council then deferred the item to later during the meeting. Returning back to 16-R-3598, Councilmember Adrean made a Motion to Adopt on Substitute. It was properly Seconded and CARRIED by a roll call vote of 12 yeas; 2 nays.

ADOPTED SUBSTITUTE BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 12 YEAS; 2 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED SUBSTITUTE [12 TO 2]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Yolanda Adrean, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Joyce M Sheperd
NAYS:Howard Shook, Felicia A Moore
AWAY:Keisha Lance Bottoms