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File #: [19-0881]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/30/2019 Final action: 10/30/2019
Title: Donate and Exchange Surplus Property.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum from City of Burlington, 2. Memorandum from Snow Camp Volunteer Fire Department, 3. A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE AND EXCHANGE OF SURPLUS FIRE EQUIPMENT (2019-10-30/R-5)


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Donate and Exchange Surplus Property.
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Staff:
Department:
Matthew J. Sullivan, Chief
Fire

Overview: The fire department possesses several pieces of surplus equipment that could be utilized by other area fire departments. The attached resolution, if adopted, would allow for this equipment to be sold and exchanged under North Carolina General Statute 160A-274.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the attached resolution authorizing sale and exchange of property under NCGS 160A-274.

Key Issues:
* North Carolina General Statute 160A-274 allows for the exchange, lease, sale or purchase of governmental property between governmental units.

Fire Suppression Foam Trailer
* The Chapel Hill Fire Department (CHFD) owns specialized equipment ("Foam Trailer") that allows for the application of fire suppression foam. The Foam Trailer carried fire suppression foam and related equipment and was useful when the Hospital Helipad was located on ground level and the Horace Williams Airport was open for aircraft operations. We no longer need this equipment because of the fire protection system at the elevated Hospital Helipad and the closure of the airport. We are preparing to surplus the Foam Trailer.
* The City of Burlington identified several hazards that would require the application of fire suppression foam and is in need of a Fire Suppression Foam Trailer.
* Transfer of this equipment, for nominal consideration, to the City of Burlington keeps it in use and is consistent with our ongoing relationships of mutual support with other local fire departments.

Exchange of Equipment with Snow Camp Volunteer Fire Department
* The Snow Camp Volunteer Fire Department would like to exchange surplus equipment, a brush truck skid mount tank and pump (property of Town of Chapel Hill) for seating and rails for a 5 ton truck (property of SCVFD).
* About five years ago CHFD obtained a 5-ton truck from the NC Forest Service. The vehicle "TAC 51" is used for high-water r...

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