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, Commissioner of Social Services, Media
DATE:1/16/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Robert Headwell Jr. has called a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee for 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 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 AMENDING 2017 OPERATING BUDGET – NY CONNECTS GRANT (SOCIAL SERVICES)

3.  RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2017 BUDGET AND ESTABLISH PART-TIME FRAUD INVESTIGATORS (SOCIAL SERVICES)

4.  OTHER

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
253

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2017 OPERATING BUDGET – NY CONNECTS GRANT (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Kelly/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
254

RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2017 BUDGET AND ESTABLISH PART-TIME FRAUD INVESTIGATORS (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Pepe/PurtellMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 253 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2017 OPERATING BUDGET – NY CONNECTS GRANT (SOCIAL SERVICES)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, The Commissioner of Social Services has received notification of funding allocated for the New York Connects grant in conjunction with the Office for the Aging for the period October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017.

WHEREAS, Social Services will receive $5,510.79 in additional funding from the Office for the Aging to cover the cost of operating the New York Connects Program, and

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

 

INCREASE REVENUES:

A-18-3-3610-00                       State Aid SS Admin                                      5,510.79

INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:

A-18-4-6010-00.2259              Technical Equipment                                        440.00                        

A-18-4-6010-00.4409              Office Furniture                                            3,070.79

A-18-4-6010-00.4453              Postage                                                            500.00

A-18-4-6010-00.4471              Mileage                                                        1,500.00               

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING 2017 OPERATING BUDGET – NY CONNECTS GRANT

The Department has incurred costs of $5,510.79 for various items that are being reimbursed by Office of the Aging / NY Connects grant monies.


II. Justification:

These expenses are incurred as routine in operating the NY Connects program and training of staff.


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:

Had these expenses not been covered by the NY Connects grant, they would have been funded at a rate of 50% Federal and 50% State.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Commissioner of Social Services




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 254 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2017 BUDGET AND ESTABLISH PART-TIME FRAUD INVESTIGATORS (SOCIAL SERVICES)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Purtell

WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services currently contracts for Part-Time Fraud Investigators, and through a State Audit, was informed that these contractors must be County Employees; and

WHEREAS, the funds that are currently held for the three (3) Fraud Investigator contracts would be re-appropriated to cover the cost of the salary for the Part-Time Fraud Investigators; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Social Services recommends the appointment of the current contracted Fraud Investigators which is supported and recommended by the audit recently done by the State.

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature establishes the Part-Time Fraud Investigator positions at a rate of $17 an hour.

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes and directs, upon review and approval of the County Attorney, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows (effective December 1, 2017):

TRANSFER FROM:     
 A-18-4-6010-00-.4438 Miscellaneous Service Fees  $2,516.00 
     
TRANSFER TO:     
A-18-4-6010-00-.1120 (NEW)  Fraud Investigators - PT  $2,516.00 

        

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

The Department is requesting that the $2,516.00 of funds set aside from the Contractual line A.18-4-6010-00-4438 be used to change the status of and fund 3 Part Time Fraud Investigators which covers the cost for the remaining 1 month of the 2017 budget. Going forward, these positions will need to be Part Time County Employees as instructed by the State.


II. Justification:

A PT Fraud Investigator works in conjunction with the Fraud Unit to recover monies that were fraudulently paid out to clients.


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 position will be funded 55% Federal dollars ($1,383.80), 21% State dollars ($528.36) and 24% Local dollars ($603.84). At this time there is no way to break down the exact cost going forward as the contractors work various hours. There will be no change into the status of how these expenditures are claimed.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Commissioner of Social Services