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File #: AM No. 21-067   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Approval of a Contract for Installation of Security Fencing at Fire Station 11 in the Amount of $74,000
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Summary of Documented Safety-Security Breaches, 3. Attachment B: Fire Station Aerial View
TO: Members of the City Council
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Fire
Adrian Sheppard
425-556-2201

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Fire
Tom Langton
Acting Deputy Chief
Fire
Shannon Norman
Fire Captain


TITLE:
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Approval of a Contract for Installation of Security Fencing at Fire Station 11 in the Amount of $74,000


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
A security analysis was conducted of Fire Station 11 by Redmond Police Department staff, utilizing crime prevention standards. One key issue identified was securing the perimeter of the property due to ease of access by pedestrians utilizing the mid-block access pathway between NE 85th Street and the Edge Skate Park/Transit Center. This pathway is currently open to the back parking lot of Fire Station 11, where Redmond Fire is required to conduct fire training drills due to lack of a dedicated training facility. Pedestrians accessing this area during drills pose a risk to themselves and firefighters. Apparatus responding out of the back of the fire station have encountered exit routes being blocked by pedestrians and/or civilian vehicles.

The mid-block pathway provides access to the Fire Station 11 property, resulting in incidents such as: car prowls, damage to City and personal vehicles, discarding of garbage/drug paraphernalia/alcohol, animal and human defecation, graffiti on buildings and waste receptacles, unexpected encounters with challenging individuals, and a deceased body discovered on property.

In light of these identified safety and security issues, the installation of a perimeter fence with an automatic gate for vehicle access has been determined as the ideal and prudent solution.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
Redmond Fire Department Rules and Regulations
* Required:
N/A
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Fa...

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