TO:Public Safety Committee
Joseph M. Isabel, Chairman, Legislator, District 8
Martin P. Kelly, Legislator, District 1
Brian D. Sweet, Legislator, District 2
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
Robert A. Purtell, Legislator, District 9
FROM:Cheryl Reese, Clerk of Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Stop DWI Coordinator, Public Defender, Media
DATE:2/21/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Joseph M. Isabel has called a meeting of the Public Safety Committee for 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 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 THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET ACCEPTING STOP-DWI CRACKDOWN ENFORCEMENT AWARD (STOP-DWI)

3.  RESOLUTION RE-APPOINTING PUBLIC DEFENDER (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

4.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET TO FUND THE POSITION OF TECHNICIAN COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR (SHERIFF)

5.  OTHER

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
282

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET ACCEPTING STOP-DWI CRACKDOWN ENFORCEMENT AWARD (STOP-DWI)

Pepe/PurtellMove to Full Legislature
283

RESOLUTION RE-APPOINTING PUBLIC DEFENDER (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

Pepe/SweetMove to Full Legislature
284

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET TO FUND THE POSITION OF TECHNICIAN COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR (SHERIFF)

Pepe/DimondMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 282 of 2017

DATED: December 19, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2017 OPERATING BUDGET ACCEPTING STOP-DWI CRACKDOWN ENFORCEMENT AWARD (STOP-DWI)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Purtell

WHEREAS, the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation Board was successful in securing funding from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to continue crackdown enforcement during the grant cycle of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County STOP-DWI program has been awarded a Crackdown Enforcement award in the amount of $10,000 for use in Montgomery County for sobriety checkpoints and/or roving patrols during the grant cycle.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-32-3-3089  State Aid - Other $3,000.00 
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-32-4-3315-00-.4520  STOP-DWI/Law Enforcement Programs  $3,000.00

     

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (12/19/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Amend the 2017 Operating Budget in order to utilize State Aid funds awarded for Crackdown Enforcement. 


II. Justification:

Amend the 2017 Operating Budget in order to utilize State Aid funds awarded for Crackdown Enforcement. 


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

Increase Revenues $3,000

Increase Approprations $3,000



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Stop DWI Coordinator




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 283 of 2017

DATED: December 19, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION RE-APPOINTING PUBLIC DEFENDER (PUBLIC DEFENDER)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Sweet

WHEREAS, pursuant to §3.02 and §3.03 of the Montgomery County Charter, the County Executive has the power to make appointments; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to §12.04 of the Montgomery County Charter,  there shall be a Public Defender's Office - Legal counsel to indigent defendants; and

WHEREAS, the Public Defender shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Legislature and serve for a four-year term; and

WHEREAS, the County Executive appointed William Martuscello, Esq. as the Public Defender on the basis of his legal experience and other qualifications; and

WHEREAS, William Martuscello, Esq. is duly licensed and entitled to practice law in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to §2.08 of the Montgomery County Charter the County Legislature shall confirm appointments no longer than sixty (60) days after the appointment has been filed with the Clerk of the Legislature; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to §2.08 of the Montgomery County Charter the County Legislature shall undergo a committee review of appointees; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Legislature has undergone a committee review of William Martuscello, Esq.; and

WHEREAS, it has been less than sixty (60) days after the appointment was filed with the Clerk of the Legislature; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County conferred the benefits of defense and indemnification of its officers and employees pursuant to Section 18 of the Public Officers Law by the adoption of Local Law #2 of 1984.

RESOLVED, that the County Legislature confirms the appointment of William Martuscello, Esq. as Public Defender effective January 1, 2018 with a base salary  of $81,375, Grade K in 2018, for a four year term; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that it is understood and agreed that such benefits of defense and indemnification are conferred upon  William Martuscello, Esq. as the Public Defender for any acts or omissions while acting within the scope of his duties.

 

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (12/19/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Confirmation by the County Legislature of the County Executive's appointment of William Martuscello, Esq. as the Public Defender


II. Justification:

Article 12 of the Montgomery County Charter dictates that there shall a Public Defender's Office - Legal counsel to indigent defendants and a Public Defender shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Legislature and serve for a four-year term


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to pursuant to §12.04 of the Montgomery County Charter there shall be a Public Defender's Office - Legal counsel to indigent defendants and a Public Defender shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Legislature and serve for a four-year term


IV. Financial Impact:

This position was budgeted for in the 2018 Operating Budget



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Public Defender




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 284 of 2017

DATED: December 19, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET TO FUND THE POSITION OF TECHNICIAN COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, the Sheriff has requested to fund the position of Technical Communications Coordinator in the E911 budget to oversee the everyday needs of the software systems in the E911 center and to coordinate upgrades and new procedures with staff and

WHEREAS, the additional cost of funding this title change be funded by E911 Revenue funds.

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is authorized and directed to amend the 2018 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-15-3-1140-14  E911 Public Safety $4,805
     
TRANSFER FROM:     
A-5-4-3020-1110 (1413) Dispatcher  $36,068
     
TRANSFER TO:     
A-15-4-3020-1110 (729)  Technical Communications Coordinator  $40,873

 FURTHER RESOLVED, this resolution becomes effective January 1, 2018.

     

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (12/19/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To fund the position of Technical Communications Coordinator, which is needed in E911.


II. Justification:

This position is need due to the everyday needs of the programs, updates and as a contact for the venders used in E911.  


III. Legislative Impact:

It is required by the Legislators to approve the changes in the budget.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is a $4,800 increase in the budget which is covered by E911 revenue.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer