TO:Education/Government Committee
Brian D. Sweet, Chairman, Legislator, District 2
Roy S. Dimond, Legislator, District 3
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
John M. Duchessi, Legislator, District 6
Michael J. Pepe, Legislator, District 7
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Media
DATE:6/23/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Brian D. Sweet has called a meeting of the Education/Government Committee for 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 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 ADOPTING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW POLICY (LEGISLATURE)

3.  RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND PROTECTION BOARD (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

4.  RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

5.  RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE TO CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

6.  RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBER - MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAW LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

7.  OTHER

 

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
38

RESOLUTION ADOPTING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW POLICY (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

Pepe/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
39

RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND PROTECTION BOARD (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

Wilson/PepeMove to Full Legislature
40

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

Dimond/DuchessiMove to Full Legislature
41

RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE TO CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

Wilson/SweetMove to Full Legislature
42

RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBER - MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAW LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)

Dimond/KellyMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 38 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION ADOPTING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW POLICY (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, governing body of each public corporation shall promulgate uniform rules and regulations pertaining to the administration of Public Officers Law §87; and

WHEREAS, the Freedom of Information Law policy attached hereto has been reviewed by the Montgomery County Legislature.

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby adopts the Freedom of Information Law policy attached hereto and made part of this resolution.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Pepe was absent. (2/27/2018)



Freedom of Information Policy

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION ADOPTING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW POLICY


II. Justification:

The governing body of each public corporation shall promulgate uniform rules and regulations pertaining to the administration of Public Officers Law §87.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter the Legillature is the legislative, appropriating and policy-determining body of the County.


IV. Financial Impact:

Establishes a fee schedule for FOIL requests consistent with Public Officers Law.



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 39 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND PROTECTION BOARD (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, Article 25AA, Section 302 of the New York State Agricultural and Markets Law, as amended, provided for the establishment of an Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors established the Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board in 1993; and

WHEREAS, the Board shall consist of eleven members, at least four of whom shall be active farmers, one shall represent agribusiness, and one may represent an organization dedicated to agricultural land preservation, all whom shall reside within Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, the Board also shall include the Chairperson of the County Soil and Water Conservation District's Board of Directors or an employee of the County Soil and Water Conservation District designated by the Chairperson, a member of the County legislative body, a County Cooperative Extension agent, the County Planning Director, and the County Director of Real Property Tax Services; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Board shall be appointed by the Chairperson of the County legislative body, who shall solicit nominations from farm membership organizations except for the chairperson of the county soil and water conservation district's board of directors or his or her designee, the county planning director and director of real property tax services who shall serve ex officio; and

WHEREAS, the term for the members shall be four years; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board currently consists of the following members:

NAME  TITLE ADDRESS TERM EXPIRES
Roy Dykeman  Active Farmer RD#1, Box 331, Fultonville, NY 12072 12/31/2017
David Rivkovich  Active Farmer 7350 Sthwy 5s, Fort Plain, NY 13339 12/31/2017
Elma Phillips Agribusiness 795 Pattersonville Road, Pattersonville, NY 12137 12/31/2017
Kenneth Rose Director of Economic Development/Planning Old Court House, 9 Park Street, Fonda, NY 12068 12/31/2017
Martin Kelly Montgomery County Legislator 187 Sthwy 163, Fort Plain, NY 13339 12/31/2019
Michael Cole Active Farmer 142 Hickory Grove Road, Canajoharie, NY 13317 12/31/2020
Gerald Douglas Farm Bureau 7402 Phillips Road, Fort Plain, NY 13339 12/31/2020
Robert Harris Active Farmer 923 Sthwy 162, Sprakers, NY 12166 12/31/2020
Russ Kelly  Cornell Cooperative Extension 120 Scott Road, Fultonville, NY 12072 12/31/2016
Corey Nellis Montgomery County Soil & Water 4001 Sthwy 5s, Fultonville, NY 12072 Co-terminious with Scott Ryan's Term of Office
Sandra Frasier Montgomery County Director of Real Property 20 Park Street, Fonda, NY 12068 Co-terminious with her term of Office

 WHEREAS, five terms have expired.

RESOLVED, that the following persons are hereby appointed for the following terms as members of the Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board:

NAME  TITLE ADDRESS TERM EXPIRES
Roy Dykeman  Active Farmer RD#1, Box 331, Fultonville, NY 12072 12/31/2021
David Rivkovich  Active Farmer 7350 Sthwy 5s, Fort Plain, NY 13339 12/31/2021
Kenneth Rose Director of Economic Development/Planning Old Court House, 9 Park Street, Fonda, NY 12068 12/31/2021
James Hoffman Agribusiness 371 Martin Road, Fonda, NY 12068 12/31/2021
Russ Kelly Cornell Cooperative Extension 120 Scott Road, Fultonville, NY 12072 12/31/2020

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Pepe was absent. (2/27/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

This resolution will appoint five members to the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board whose terms expired .


II. Justification:

Five terms expired  and need to be re-appointed.


III. Legislative Impact:

This is authorized pursuant to Agriculture and Markets Law Section 302.


IV. Financial Impact:

None



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 40 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)


Resolution by Legislator: Dimond
Seconded by: Duchessi

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby confirms the appointment of Legislators Robert Headwell and Martin Kelly made by the County Executive to the Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation Board of Directors for a term of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Pepe was absent. (2/27/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Confirming Appointments made by the County Executive to the Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation Baord of Directors


II. Justification:

 Legislative representation on Soil Conservation Board of Directors


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 3 of the Charter the Montgomery County Executive has the authority to make appointments.


IV. Financial Impact:

none



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 41 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE TO CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Sweet

WHEREAS, Article V, Section 3B of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties states that the Montgomery County Legislature shall appoint one Legislator to a one-year term to serve as a Director on the Association Board of Directors.

RESOLVED, that Martin Kelly is hereby appointed as a Director on the Association Board of Directors of the Cooperative Extension Association of Fulton and Montgomery Counties for a term beginning on January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2018.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Pepe was absent. (2/27/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

APPOINTING A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE TO CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 


II. Justification:

Article V, Section 3B of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties states that the Montgomery County Legislature shall appoint one Legislator to a one-year term to serve as a Director on the Association Board of Directors


III. Legislative Impact:

Article V, Section 3B of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties states that the Montgomery County Legislature shall appoint one Legislator to a one-year term to serve as a Director on the Association Board of Directors


IV. Financial Impact:

None



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 42 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBER - MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAW LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (COUNTY LEGISLATURE)


Resolution by Legislator: Dimond
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS, Section 814(1) of the Judiciary Law provides for the appointment of a member of the Montgomery County Legislature to the Montgomery County Law Library Board of Trustees for a period of two years; and

RESOLVED, that Duchessi hereby is appointed to serve on the Montgomery County Court Law Library Board for a term ending on December 31, 2019.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator Pepe was absent. (2/27/2018)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

APPOINTING MEMBER - MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAW LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES


II. Justification:

Section 814(1) of the Judiciary Law provides for the appointment of a member of the Montgomery County Legislature to the Montgomery County Law Library Board of Trustees for a period of two years


III. Legislative Impact:

Section 814(1) of the Judiciary Law provides for the appointment of a member of the Montgomery County Legislature to the Montgomery County Law Library Board of Trustees for a period of two years


IV. Financial Impact:

None



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County Treasurer