TO:Health & Human Services Committee
Robert Headwell, Jr., Chairman, Legislator, District 4
Martin P. Kelly, Legislator, District 1
Brian D. Sweet, Legislator, District 2
Joseph M. Isabel, Legislator, District 8
Robert A. Purtell, Legislator, District 9
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Public Health Director, Media
DATE:6/21/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Robert Headwell Jr. has called a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee for 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 64 Broadway, Fonda, New York. Items on the agenda, at this time, are as follows:

1.  DISCUSSION

 A. Privilege of Committee Chair, Committee Members & Legislators to discuss items of interest, etc., regarding departments governed by this Committee 

2.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISON OF YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAMS (DEPT. OF YOUTH, ATI & VETERANS)

3.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

4.  RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2017 BUDGET -STATE TRAINING PROGRAM (SOCIAL SERVICES)

5.  OTHER

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
232

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISON OF YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAMS (DEPT. OF YOUTH, ATI & VETERANS)

Wilson/KellyMove to Full Legislature
233

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Wilson/DimondMove to Full Legislature
234

RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2017 BUDGET -STATE TRAINING PROGRAM (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Dimond/WilsonMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 232 of 2017

DATED: October 24, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISON OF YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAMS (DEPT. OF YOUTH, ATI & VETERANS)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS, the NYS Office of Children and Family Services has allocated funding to the Montgomery County Youth Bureau for youth Development Funding; and

WHEREAS, the Youth Advisory Board has voted to allocate Youth Development Funding to the following municipalities to sponsor youth programs: 

Village of St. Johnsville
Village of Fort Plain
City of Amsterdam
Tribes Hill Youth Commission

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Executive, upon review and approval of the County Attorney is authorized to enter into agreements with the Village of St. Johnsville, Village of Fort Plain, City of Amsterdam and Tribes Hill Youth Commission for a term of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 for the amounts approved by the Youth Advisory Board for the provision of youth service programs.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (10/24/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO  AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAMS


II. Justification:

A resolution is required to authorize the County Executive to enter into agreements for the provision of youth service programs


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 3 of the Charter the Montgomery County Executive has the authority to enter into contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

Funded by grant funding.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 233 of 2017

DATED: October 24, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, the Director of Community Services recommends transferring funds to pay for the forensic psychiatric hospitalization of a patient as required by the New York State Mental Hygiene Law, and

WHEREAS, the budgeted appropriation for Court Ordered Services has been fully expended and funds are necessary to pay for the hospitalization.

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer hereby is authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows:

TRANSFER FROM:     
A-17-4-4310-00-.1110 (302)  Director of Community Services  $22,000.00
     
TRANSFER TO:     
 A-17-4-4320-00.4433 Court Related Expenses $22,000.00

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (10/24/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Request to Amend the 2017 Operating Budget


II. Justification:

Increase in Court Related Expenses as inmate was ordered by the Court system to a Foresnisc Psychiatric Facility.  Since the inmate has been held for more than 6 months, expenses have exceed expected cost in the budget line item.  This is per New York State Mental Hygiene Law that the County of origin is responsible for 50% of total cost of care per month.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter of Montgomery County, the Legislature has the power to make such appropriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

Transfer of funds from one line item that is not used to another line item to pay the expenses.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 234 of 2017

DATED: October 24, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2017 BUDGET -STATE TRAINING PROGRAM (SOCIAL SERVICES)


Resolution by Legislator: Dimond
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services (State Training Program) is over budget for 2017. This program covers children who are in Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Custody with respect to Juvenile Detention;

WHEREAS, the Department currently had $250,000 in said budget line (A-18-4-.6011-00-.6129) and exceeded the budget by $149,368.31 and has received an additional invoice from OCFS / Fulton County DSS covering calendar year 2015 in the amount of $156,714.26;

WHEREAS, the Department requires additional funding in the amount of $156,714.26 for the 2017 year for the following program for a child placed by Fulton County DSS, due to the fact the child is a resident of Montgomery County;

WHEREAS, the State Training Program is currently 100% locally funded;

WHEREAS, the remaining funds in the amount of $156,714.26 needed will be transferred from the Family Assistance Appropriation Account A-18-4-6011-00-.6109.

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislators hereby supports, and authorizes the additional funds for the State Training Program,

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows:

TRANSFER FROM:    
A-18-4-6011-00-.6129 State Training Schools $156,714.26
     
TRANSFER TO:     
A-18-4-6011-00-.6109  Family Assistance  $156,714.26

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (10/24/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

The Department is requesting that $156,714.26 be transferred from the Family Assistance Appropriations Account to the State Training Program Account to cover the invoices from calendar year 2015 just received from OCFS / Fulton County DSS.


II. Justification:

The funds are needed to pay for children in Juvenile Detention under OCFS Custody. The additional expense is due to significant rate increases from the State facilities as the number of children in their care has remained somewhat consistent from the prior year’s invoice. 


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter, the Montgomery County Legislature has the power to make appropriations and the County Executive has the authority to sign contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

The request for transfer will be 100% funded with local dollars and is non-reimbursable by either Federal or State monies as the State already pays for one half of the expense.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer