TO:Public Safety Committee
Joseph M. Isabel, Chairman, Legislator, District 8
Brian D. Sweet, Legislator, District 2
Roy S. Dimond, Legislator, District 3
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
Michael J. Pepe, Legislator, District 7
FROM:Cheryl Reese, Clerk of Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Economic Development/Planning Director, Sheriff, Media
DATE:5/22/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Joseph M. Isabel has called a meeting of the Public Safety Committee for 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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 COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN NYS INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT CONTRACT DISTRIBUTION 7 (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

3.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RENEWAL AGREEMENT - 2018 TRANSPORTATION OF FULTON COUNTY VETERANS - YOUTH, ATI & VETERANS' SERVICES

4.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (PROBATION/YOUTH BUREAU)

5.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INMATE ELECTRONIC LAW LIBRARY SERVICES, LEXIS NEXIS (SHERIFF)

6.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET - 2016 STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS GRANT PROGRAM (SHERIFF)

7.  RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM (SHSP) GRANT FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

8.  RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT(EMPG) FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

9.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT AGREEMENT - PICTOMETRY (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

10. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES FROM THE AMSTERDAM FIRE DEPARTMENT - CITY OF AMSTERDAM (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/SERVICES)

11. RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET ACCEPTING STOP-DWI CRACKDOWN ENFORCEMENT AWARD (STOP-DWI)

12. OTHER

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
24

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN NYS INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT CONTRACT DISTRIBUTION 7 (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

Kelly/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
25

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RENEWAL AGREEMENT - 2018 TRANSPORTATION OF FULTON COUNTY VETERANS - YOUTH, ATI & VETERANS' SERVICES

Kelly/PepeMove to Full Legislature
26

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (PROBATION/YOUTH BUREAU)

Sweet/DimondMove to Full Legislature
27

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INMATE ELECTRONIC LAW LIBRARY SERVICES, LEXIS NEXIS (SHERIFF)

Kelly/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
28

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET - 2016 STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS GRANT PROGRAM (SHERIFF)

Purtell/DimondMove to Full Legislature
29

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM (SHSP) GRANT FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Kelly/SweetMove to Full Legislature
30

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT(EMPG) FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Dimond/SweetMove to Full Legislature
31

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT AGREEMENT - PICTOMETRY (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Pepe/KellyMove to Full Legislature
32

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES FROM THE AMSTERDAM FIRE DEPARTMENT - CITY OF AMSTERDAM (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/SERVICES)

Pepe/DimondMove to Full Legislature
33

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET ACCEPTING STOP-DWI CRACKDOWN ENFORCEMENT AWARD (STOP-DWI)

Wilson/KellyMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 24 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN NYS INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT CONTRACT DISTRIBUTION 7 (PUBLIC DEFENDER)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Public Defender has been advised by NYS Indigent Legal Services that a grant has been awarded to the Public Defender's Office to improve the quality of services provided to indigents of Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, the total of the grant is $111,384 with a three-year distribution of $37,128 per year; and

WHEREAS, the funds can be used only for the Public Defender's Office as set forth within contract; and

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes the County Executive, upon review and approval of the County Attorney to accept and sign said contract.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Executive to approve, accept and sign NYS ILS Grant Contract 7


II. Justification:

To improve the quality of service provided to indigents of Montgomery County


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

No county match - 100% grant funds

Budgeted for 2018



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 25 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RENEWAL AGREEMENT - 2018 TRANSPORTATION OF FULTON COUNTY VETERANS - YOUTH, ATI & VETERANS' SERVICES


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, the Executive Director of Youth, ATI & Veterans' Services has recommended that Montgomery County continue to transport Fulton County veterans to and from the VA Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.; and

WHEREAS, municipal corporations have the power to enter into agreements for the performance among themselves or one for the other of their respective functions, powers and duties on a cooperative or contract basis; and

WHEREAS, the proposed agreement would benefit both Montgomery County and Fulton County.

RESOLVED, that the County Executive, following review and approval by the County Attorney, hereby is authorized and directed to sign a renewal agreement for the transportation of Fulton County veterans to and from the VA Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. ; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that said Agreement shall be for a one-year period beginning on January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2018, and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that said Agreement shall provide for transportation of Fulton County veterans, depending upon availability of space, at a charge of $30.00 each way.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



2018 Fulton Co. Veterans Transportation Contract

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RENEWAL AGREEMENT - TRANSPORTATION OF FULTON COUNTY VETERANS


II. Justification:

Fulton County's agreement to pay Montgomery County for transportation of Fulton County Veterans to and from the VA Hospital.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 3 of the Charter the County Executive has the power to enter into contracts. Pursuant to General Municipal Law 119-o municipal corporations have the power to enter into agreements for the performance among themselves or one for the other of their respective functions, powers and duties on a coooperative or contract basis. Intermunicipal agreements must be authorized by a majority vote of the Montgomery County Legislature.

 


IV. Financial Impact:

Montgomery County will receive up to $9,000 for performance of the contract.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 26 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (PROBATION/YOUTH BUREAU)


Resolution by Legislator: Sweet
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, as of 1/1/2018 the Community Service for Adults Program was moved from the Youth Bureau to the Probation Department

WHEREAS, the position of Community Service Program Coordinator as well as associated appropriations were not transferred into the Probation Department budget but remained in the Youth Bureau budget

WHEREAS, State Aid used to fund this program was also retained in the Youth Bureau budget

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the position of Community Service Program Coordinator and other appropriations  be removed from the Youth Bureau budget and added to the Probation budget so that the program can be assumed by the Probation Department

WHEREAS, it is also necessary that the State Aid revenue relative to this program be removed from the Youth Bureau budget and added to the revenue in the Probation Dept. budget

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby approves the removal of the position of Community Service Program Coordinator and all associated appropriations from the Youth Bureau budget and adds them to the Probation Department budget

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the State Aid revenue for this program be removed from the Youth Bureau budget and added to the Probation Dept. revenue

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

TRANSFER FROM:     
A-21-3-3312 State Aid - Alt to Incarceration $10,762
A-21-4-3155-00-1110 (995)    Comm. Svc. Program Coord.  $34,754
A-21-4-3155-00-4422    Equip. Rent Lease Repair  $1,000
A-21-4-3155-00-4441  Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel  $2,000
A-21-4-3155-00-4461  Work Program Expense  $700
     
TRANSFER TO:    
 A-27-3-3312 State Aid - Alt to Incarceration $10,762
A-27-4-3155-00-.1110 (NEW)    Comm. Svc. Program Coord. $34,754
A-27-4-3155-00-.4422    Equip. Rent Lease Repair  $1,000 
A-27-4-3155-00-.4441              Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel  $2,000 
A-27-4-3155-00-.4461    Work Program Expense  $700 

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Amendment of the 2018 budget to move the Community Service Program for Adults from the Youth Bureau to the Probation Dept.


II. Justification:

The Community Service for Adults program is being moved from the Youth Bureau to the Probation Department and the financial adjustments need to be made in the 2018 budget.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter the Montgomery County Legislature has the authority to make apporpriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

The budgets of two Departments are being altered but there is no financial impact.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 27 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INMATE ELECTRONIC LAW LIBRARY SERVICES, LEXIS NEXIS (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, it is required by the New York State Commission of Corrections to provide an up to date Law library for inmates at the Montgomery County Jail.

RESOLVED, that the County Executive, following review and approval by the County Attorney, hereby is authorized and directed to sign a renewal agreement with Lexis Nexis, for the provision of electronic law library services to inmates at the Montgomery County Jail; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that said agreement shall be for the period commening on February 1, 2018 and ending on January 31, 2021, with compensation at the rate of  $368 per month, not to exceed $4,416 annually or $13,248 for the entire three year contract.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Attachment

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To provide a approvel for the County Executive to sign agreement for law library for inmates at the Montgomery County Jail.


II. Justification:

It is required by the New York State Commission of Corrections that all jails provied a law library to inmates. 


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 3 of the Charter the Montgomery County Executive is authorized to sign contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

Three year agreement totaling $13,248.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 28 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET - 2016 STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS GRANT PROGRAM (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Purtell
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, the Sheriff has been awarded a grant totaling $447,091 from the 2016 SICG Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant Program; and

WHEREAS, the funding has been approved by the State to upgrade Montgomery County's current Microwave system to provide for the ability to better connect to the radio consortium which, the Sheriff's Office E911 center is currently connected to; and 

WHEREAS, the radio equipment being purchased is on State Contract; and

WHEREAS, the remainder of the grant funding is to be used at a later date for radio shelters.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-15-3-3389.14  Other Public Safety $298,291
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-15-4-3020-14.2250  Technical Equipment  $298,291

     

MOTION TO AMEND by Legislator Dimond, seconded by Legislator Pepe, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To purchase radio equipment to upgrade our current microwave system.


II. Justification:

This radio equipment is needed to provide for a better connection to the current microwave consortium.  


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

Total cost of equipment is covered by the grand with no match money.  



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 29 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM (SHSP) GRANT FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Sweet

WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Office applied for and received the FY2017 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Grant  to assist in emergency preparedness throughout Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Office has been notified by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services that Montgomery County has been awarded $89,974.00, with no County match, to assist in emergency preparedness throughout Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes the acceptance of the FY2017 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)Grant; and

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes and directs the County Executive, following review and approval of the County Attorney to sign the agreement for FY2017 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Grant.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-02-3-4389-03  Federal Aid SHSP 2017 $89,974.00
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-02-4-3640-03-.4459 Computer Software $49,253.00
A-02-4-3640-03-.2259 Computer Equipment $25,000.00

A-02-4-3640-03-.2250

 

A-02-4-3640-03-.4449

Tech Equipment

 

Special Supplies

$9,721.00

 

$6,000.00

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM (SHSP) GRANT FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


II. Justification:

This 2017 SHSP Grant will assist all of our first responders by supplying updated imagery through Pictometry which is used in the 911 dispatch center.  Pictometry is a program allowing first respoinders to see updated images of property locations throuhout the county.  It will also purchase microsoft surfaces for the command staff in Emergency Management/Services allowing us to perform our duties from any location.  Finally the grant allows for purchases to assist with citizen preapredness information, a generator and a portable radio.


III. Legislative Impact:

Authorized pursuant to Article 2 and Article 3 of the Charter.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact as this grant is 100% funded with no match funds required.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 30 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT(EMPG) FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Dimond
Seconded by: Sweet

WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Office applied for and received the FY2017 State Emergency Performance Grant (EMPG) to assist with the purchase of a vehicle to be used throughout Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Office has been notified by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services that Montgomery County has been awarded $23,688.00, to assist in emergency responce and performance throughout Montgomery County; and 

WHEREAS, the revenue for the Emergency Management EMPG grant was included in the 2018 adopted budget but the corresponding appropriation was excluded awaiting approval from NYS. 

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes and directs the County Executive, following review and approval of the County Attorney to sign the agreement for FY2017 State Emergency Performance Grant (EMPG).

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

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-02-3-4305-00  Emerg Mgmt - EMPG $688.00
TRANSFER FROM:     
A-30-4-1990-00-.4400 Contingent Account $23,000.00
TRANSFER TO:     
A-02-4-3640-00-.2230  Motor Vehicle Equipment $23,688.00
 
 
 
 
 

RESOLUTION WITHDRAWN BY SPONSOR - Legislator Dimond withdrew his sponsorship.(1/23/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE FY2017 STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT(EMPG) FROM NYS HOMELAND SECURITY AND AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


II. Justification:

This grant allows for $23,688.00 to be used towards the purchase of a new vehicle.  Emergency Management continues to receive equipment from the State that is required to tow to different types of scenes, the last item being a spill response trailer from DEC.  Undertsnading that it is difficult to purchase vehicles, the Director lobbied the state for approval and was able to obtain this money towards a purchase.  We then had communications with DPW Commissioner Eric Mead, through this communication an agreement was reached to share the use fo this vehicle, so that it will benefit two departments.  If approved the required match funds will be coming from the DPW budget, transfered over to our vehicle line so we can make the purchase.  Once the vehicle is obtained it will be used everyday by the DPW buildings and grounds supervisor and left for our use overnight and on weekends.  Should an emergency arise then we would take over the vehicle immediately regardless of the time.  It is our hopes that you see the benefit of this purchase, combined with the benefit of the grant money.  This will enable us to hall the appropriate equipment to a potential scene without problem.  Please contact me with any questions/concerns, thank you! 


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

The financial impact is the approval of a transfer from the DPW budget to our budget and the approval to spend $23, 688 towards a vehicle purchase.

This vehicle is a 3500HD Chevrolet Silverado with heavy duty tow package, bed liner, tool box, bed cover, lights, siren and radio.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 31 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT AGREEMENT - PICTOMETRY (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Office has received notification from the NYS Department of Homeland Security of a grant award that included the purachse of pictometry images.  Pictometry's updated images are photos of the entire County for its mapping system in the 911 Center. 

RESOLVED, that the County Executive is hereby authorized to sign and execute a contract agreement with Pictometry after review and approval by the County Attorney.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Pictometry Contract - Montgomery County (NYS OGS)

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE AFTER REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO SIGN AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT AGREEMENT - PICTOMETRY (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


II. Justification:

A previous resolution is on the agenda for approval to realize the revenue and place the money in the appropriation line for this purchase.  This contract will allow Pictometry to fly, take images and supply the updated images for an already existing program in the 911 dispatch center.

 

These images are for use by all first responders county wide and benefit everyone.


III. Legislative Impact:

There is no legislative impact.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact, this is 100% grant money with no match funds and provides updates to an already existing program in the 911 center.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 32 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES FROM THE AMSTERDAM FIRE DEPARTMENT - CITY OF AMSTERDAM (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/SERVICES)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, responding to HAZMAT incidents and confined space rescue incidents requires specific manpower and training it is necessary to set a course of action for appropriately staffed and trained coverage for Montgomery County, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that cooperative action with the City of Amsterdam Fire Department will stabalize response, improve overall safety and be an economic benefit to both municipalities; and

WHEREAS, it is expected that this intermunicipal agreement will be beneficial to both Montgomery County and the City of Amsterdam.

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby endorses and authorizes after review by the County Attorney the County Executive to sign an Intermunicipal Agreement for services from the City of Amsterdam (Fire Department) for a term of January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Attachment

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO ENTER INTO AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES FROM THE AMSTERDAM FIRE DEPARTMENT - CITY OF AMSTERDAM (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/SERVICES)


II. Justification:

Montgomery County has the longest stretch of NYS Thruway and CSX rail tracks in the entire State of New York.  We also have many State roads that encompass a large area of our jurisdiction.  All of these travel routes place us at risk for a Hazardous Material incident at any given time.  This combined with the natural hazards of some of our industry has proven to be the main requiring factor to make sure our Hazardous Material Response Team is staffed, trained and capable of protecting our citizens and infrastrcuture.  We are in a regional agreement with Fulton and Schoharie County to provide us assistance when needed.  The Amsterdam Fire Department has agreed to provide response for this team and has stabalized our ability to handle these types of incidents on a daily basis.

The Amsterdam Fire Department also has trained firefighters in confined space rescue.  They have agreed to suport our Department of Public Works for any confined space work detail, rescue or incident.  These two things are very imporant for the safety of our employees, constituents, guests and business owners.  The money set aside in the 2017 budget ($10,000) for a one time payment to them is to assist with training, equipment and to support this partnership that is absolutely necessary.       

 


III. Legislative Impact:

PURSUANT TO GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW 119-o MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS HAVE THE POWER TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS FOR THE PERFORMANCE AMONG THEMSELVES OR ONE FOR THE OTHER RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES ON A COOPERATIVE OR CONTRACT BASIS.  THESE AGREEMENTS MUST BE ENTERED INTO BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE VOTING STRENGTH OF ITS GOVERNING BODY.

PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 3 OF THE CHARTER MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS.


IV. Financial Impact:

The financial impact for this resolution is $10,000.00 a year.  This money was already approved in the 2018 budget and has been placed in the appropriate line. 

 



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 33 of 2018

DATED: January 23, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET ACCEPTING STOP-DWI CRACKDOWN ENFORCEMENT AWARD (STOP-DWI)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Kelly

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 2018 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-32-3-3089  State Aid - Other $7,000
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-32-4-3315-00-.4520  STOP-DWI/Law Enforcement Programs $7,000

 

     

MOTION TO AMEND by Legislator Pepe, seconded by Legislator Kelly, to change the NOW THEREFORE FURTHER RESOLVED CLAUSE to

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2018 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-32-3-3089  State Aid - Other $8,530.46
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-32-4-3315-00-.4520  STOP-DWI/Law Enforcement Programs $8,530.46

 

passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent.(1/23/2018)

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Purtell was absent. (1/23/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Amend the 2018 Operating Budget in order to utilize State Aid funds awarded for Crackdown Enforcement. 


II. Justification:

Amend the 2018 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 $8,530.46

Increase Appropriations $8,530.46



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