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, Emergency Management Director, District Attorney, Youth Bureau, Public Defender, Media
DATE:6/23/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Joseph M. Isabel has called a meeting of the Public Safety Committee for 6:15 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 CONFIRMING MEMBERS - MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL (YOUTH, ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION & VETERAN’S SERVICES)

3.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET WITH FORFEITURE MONIES (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

4.  RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE DONATION OF A 28 PASSENGER BUS FROM BROWN COACH (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

5.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET –TRANSFER-(EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

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

7.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY-OVER GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

8.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH TRINITY SERVICES GROUP (SHERIFF)

9.  OTHER

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
49

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING MEMBERS - MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL (YOUTH, ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION & VETERAN’S SERVICES)

Kelly/PepeMove to Full Legislature
50

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET WITH FORFEITURE MONIES (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

Kelly/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
51

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE DONATION OF A 28 PASSENGER BUS FROM BROWN COACH (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Pepe/SweetMove to Full Legislature
52

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET –TRANSFER-(EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Sweet/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
53

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

Pepe/DimondMove to Full Legislature
54

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY-OVER GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

Pepe/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
55

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH TRINITY SERVICES GROUP (SHERIFF)

Dimond/WilsonMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 49 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION CONFIRMING MEMBERS - MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL (YOUTH, ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION & VETERAN’S SERVICES)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, Article 13-A, Section 261, of NYS Executive Law requires certain appointments to be made to the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; and

WHEREAS, additional members beyond the specified appointments within the Executive Law are encouraged by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services; and

WHEREAS, the representative of private organization operating within the county who has experience and involvement in alternatives to incarceration programs or pre-trial service programs, an ex-offender, and a crime victim shall be designated by the Montgomery County Executive; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that the Council be updated by resolution annually to reflect the people who are currently in each designated position.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby confirms that the 2017 Council shall consist of the following:

POSITION  NAME
County Court Judge  Honorable Felix J. Catena 
Town Court Judge Honorable Kathleen R. Buck, Town of Mohawk
District Attorney  Kelli McCoski
Legal Services Representative William F. Martuscello, Public Defender
Member of the Montgomery County Legislature Joseph Isabel, Public Safety Committee Chairperson
Director of Probation Lucille Sitterly
Chief Administrative Officer Matthew Ossenfort
Representative of Local Police Agencie Robert Thomas, Montgomery County Undersheriff
Reprsentative of Private Agency involved with ATI  John DiMezza
Ex-Offender Dale Haight
Crime Victim Jean Karutis
County Executive Matthew Ossenfort
Director of Community Mental Hygiene Services Sara Borenko
NYS Certified Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Program for Women Pat Trombley, Director of "The Lighthouse" Treatment

 

(Additional Members)

POSITION  NAME
Town Court Judge  Honorable Herbert Menge, Town of Amsterdam
Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Prevention Council Ann Rhodes, Director
Director of Youth, ATI & Veterans Brenda Rava

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



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Appointment of members to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council


II. Justification:

Article 13A, Section 261 of the NYS Executive Law calls for certain appointments to a County Criminal Justice Coordinating Coucil.


III. Legislative Impact:

Authorized by Article 13A, Section 261 of NYS Executive Law


IV. Financial Impact:

None.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Youth Bureau




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 50 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET WITH FORFEITURE MONIES (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, forfeiture monies from drug related cases in the amount of $12,409.02 have been deposited with the Montgomery County Treasurer; and

WHEREAS, said forfeiture monies are to be used to purchase equipment for various law enforcement agencies throughout Montgomery County, it is

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

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-25-4-1165-00-.2626  Forfeiture Crime Proceeds - Restricted  $12,409.02
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-25-4-1165-00-.4522  DA/Law Enforcement Program  $12,409.02

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



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To use forfeiture money from drug related prosecutions in Montgomery County to purchase equipment and provide money for training for law enforcement agencies throughout Montgomery County.


II. Justification:

Law enforcement agenices throughout Montgomery County benefit rom using forfeiture money to purchase much needed equipment and attend training without any cost to the County of Montgomery.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

Uses forfeiture money from drug related prosecutions in Montgomery County to purchase equipment and provide money for training for law enforcement agencies throughout Montgomery County.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
District Attorney




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 51 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE DONATION OF A 28 PASSENGER BUS FROM BROWN COACH (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Sweet

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Emergency Management Office has been in communication with Brown Coach regarding the donation of a 2004 GMC Glaval 28 passenger bus for use in a countywide rehabilitation effort for first responders at emergency scenes; and

WHEREAS, Brown Coach has attempted to private sale this bus with no avail and has offered to donate the vehicle free of charge to the Montgomery County Emergeny Management Office for its use; and 

RESOLVED, that Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes the acceptance of this vehicle for its use by Emergency Management to supoort first responders throughout Montgomery County and directs the County Executive and County Treasurer, upon review and approval of the County Attorney, to complete any paperwork necessary to accept the vehicle.

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



Montgomery County Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

Bus specs

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE DONATION OF A 28 PASSENGER BUS FROM BROWN COACH (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


II. Justification:

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Office has been working with our County Fire Departments and EMS Agencies to come up with an appropriate rehabilitation policy for our first responders.  A copy of this policy is attached to this resolution.  The policy has been approved and adopted by both the EMS Advisory Board and the Fire Advisory Board. 

The policy pertains to treating first responders when in high heat situations, extreme cold situations, heavy physical activity situations and/or the general use of 2 or more SCBA tanks at a structure fire.  This bus will allow a location for first responders to get out of the elements, have vital signs checked and to check general health and safety before returning to action. 

The vehicle is in great shape and has been checked by our DPW mechanics, they believe it should not provide us with any major difficulty in the near future.  They checked the frame, the brake lines, gas line, under coat, engine and interior.  We will have to cover it on County insurance, however any expense for repair should be able to be covered within the emergency management budget. 

We are also in communication with Eastern Medical Support and it appears a donation will be coming to assist us with some work within the interior of the bus to make adaptations to meet our specific needs.  It is our goal to complete this work without any cost to the County. 

Please feel free to contact me should you want to look at the bus yourself or have any other questions, thank you!


III. Legislative Impact:

The Montgomery County Legislature has the authority to authorize acceptance of personal property.


IV. Financial Impact:

Potential repairs in the future and adding the vehicle to our insurance. 



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Emergency Management Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 52 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET –TRANSFER-(EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Sweet
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, during the budget process there was an error made in budgeted lines and in order to pay bills pertaining to the maintencace of our microwave system, smart phone APP, copier and records management system this transfer is necessary.

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes and directs the County Treasurer to amend the 2018 Operating Budget as follows:

TRANSFER FROM:     
A-02-3020-00-.4422 Equipment, Rental Lease $15,168.00
     
TRANSFER TO:     
A-02-3020-00-.4425  Maintenance $15,168.00

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



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET –TRANSFER-(EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


II. Justification:

During the budget process a mistake was made in respect to putting money in the appropriate line.  In order to pay bills it is necessary for this transfer from one line to another to meet the auditing standards.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

There should be no financial impact, this is just a transfer from one line to another.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Emergency Management Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 53 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 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: Pepe
Seconded by: Dimond

WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Office applied for and received the FY2017 State Emergency Performance Grant (EMPG) to assist with the payment of maintenance agreements within the emergency management office for things that assist first responders and the community 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 providing important services 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-02-3020-00-.4425  Maintenance $23,688.00
 
 
 
 

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



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 resolution replaces the resolution form last month for the purchase of a vehicle.  The State Homeland Security found out we were going to share the vehicle and allow DPW to use it and they said absolutely not.  So instead of asking for another $23,688 to meet the needs of a 50/50 grant we are adjusting the budget to take care of maintenace on our microwave system, the smart phone APP, our copier and our records management system for emergency management. 

Part of the issue is the budget dates and grant dates, then remembering to make sure we make the appropriate changes.  We also never know if we will get the grant or how much the total will be, which causes adjustments. 


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

Just the changes that are noted above, this is a 50/50 grant.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Emergency Management Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 54 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2018 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY-OVER GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC DEFENDER)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, there are unexpected Indigent Legal Services Grant funds available for carry-over the 2018 Public Defender budget; and

WHEREAS, funds from said grant monies are needed to purchase supples, office equipment, mileage, legal reference:manuals and attend conferences and training.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-28-3-3025-01  Indigent Burial Services  $3,087.00 
A-28-3-3025-04   Indigent Burial Services $7,013.87 
A-28-3-3025-05  Indigent Burial Services  $13,105.00 
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-28-4-1170-01-.4470   Travel:  Related Costs  $3,087.00
A-28-4-1170-04-.4471  Mileage $7,013.87 
A-28-4-1170-05-.4407   Office Equipment  $5,000.00 
A-28-4-1170-05-.4408  Office Supplies  $1,633.29
A-28-4-1170-05-.4438 Legal Reference $4,471.30
A-28-4-1170-05-.4470 Travel:  Related Costs $2,000.00

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

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



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING 2018 OPERATING BUDGE - CARRY-OVER GRANT FUNDS


II. Justification:

To utilize needed grant funds and further enhance the abilities of the Public Defenders and office staff to provide the Public with up to date services.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

Increased appropriations are offset by grant funding.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Public Defender




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 55 of 2018

DATED: February 27, 2018

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH TRINITY SERVICES GROUP (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Dimond
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, Resolution 36 of 2015 awarded an RFP to Trinity Services Group, Inc. to provide food and kitchen management to the jail; and

WHEREAS, said contract is expiring and provides for one year extensions for up to three (3) years; and

WHEREAS, this is the second of the one year extensions allowable under the original contract; and

WHEREAS, the  proposed contract includes an increase in the current meal price by 2% and a copy of the fee schedule is attached to this resolution.

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes and directs the County Executive, following review and approval by the County Attorney, to sign an agreement with Trinity Services Group, Inc. March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019 using the fee schedule attached to this Resolution, which is incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

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



Trinity Services Group - Cost Proposal 2/1/18 - 2/1/19

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To provided food and management services to the jail.


II. Justification:

the current contract is expiring and has an option for one more additional year renewal.


III. Legislative Impact:

pursuant to article 3 of the charter of montgomery county excecutive is authorized to sign contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

included in 2018 budget. 



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Sheriff