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File #: MO 21-145    Version: 1 Name: Authorize Distribution of Bicycles to Charity Organization
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 10/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action: 10/18/2021
Title: Authorize Distribution of Bicycles to Bikes4Kids
Sponsors: Brian Podany

Consent - Brian Podany, Safety Services Manager/Chief of Police

 

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Authorize Distribution of Bicycles to Bikes4Kids

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Executive Summary

By Statute, Council must accept any property prior to authorizing distribution. The police department currently has 50 bicycles ready for donation to a charity organization, Bikes4Kids in Ham Lake. The bikes are estimated to be valued at approximately $600.

 

Background

The police department acquires a collections of bikes that have been turned in as garbage or abandoned in the community. When the owner of the bikes are unable to be determined, the bikes are redistributed to kids and people in need through a charity organization.

 

Bikes4Kids is a non-profit organization that collects recycled bikes, refurbishes and redistributed them to kids and people in need. Each bike is given away free of charge with safety and maintenance instructions and a helmet.

 

Strategic Plan Relationship

None

 

Board/Commission Review

None

 

Financial Impact

None

 

Public Outreach/Input

None

 

Staff Recommendation

By motion accept property and authorize donation of 50 bikes to Bikes4Kids.

 

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