TO:Public Safety Committee
Brian D. Sweet, Chair, Legislator, District 2
Martin P. Kelly, Legislator, District 1
Herbert T. Allen, Legislator, District 3
Robert Headwell, Jr., Legislator, District 4
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
- VACANT, Legislator, District 6
Michael J. Pepe, Legislator, District 7
Maria Kowalczyk, Legislator, District 8
Robert A. Purtell, Legislator, District 9
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:County Treasurer, County Attorney, Legislators, Emergency Management Director, District Attorney, Sheriff, Assigned Counel, Media
DATE:5/29/2024
RE:Committee Meetings

Chair Brian D. Sweet  has called a meeting of the Public Safety Committee for 6:03 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 in the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 64 Broadway, Fonda, New York 12068.  

This meeting is in person, however, members of the public may participate by calling 1-408-650-3123, Access Code: 155-310-141. Minutes of the meeting will be transcribed and later posted on the Montgomery County website at www.co.montgomery.ny.us

  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 2023 OPERATING BUDGET TO ESTABLISH THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (PT) (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

3.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 BUDGET FOR THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND ESTABLISHING VARIOUS SALARIES WITHIN (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

4. RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 102 OF 2010 (ASSIGNED COUNSEL)

5. RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - GIFTS AND DONATIONS (SHERIFF)

6. RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (SICG) 2020 GRANT (SHERIFF)

7. RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (PSAP) 2021-2022 GRANT (SHERIFF)

8. RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER THE FY2022 DOMESTIC TERRORISM PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM  (SHERIFF)

9. RESOLUTION UTILIZING GRANT FUNDS FROM THE FY 2022 COPS TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT PROGRAM INVITATIONAL SOLICITATION GRANT PROGRAM  AND AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (SHERIFF) 

10. RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY-OVER FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

11. RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET  (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

12. OTHER



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
57

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET TO ESTABLISH THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (PT) (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Sweet/KellyMove to Full Legislature
58

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 BUDGET FOR THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND ESTABLISHING VARIOUS SALARIES WITHIN (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Kowalczyk/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
59

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 102 OF 2010 (ASSIGNED COUNSEL)

Sweet/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
60

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - GIFTS AND DONATIONS (SHERIFF)

Sweet/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
61

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (SICG) 2020 GRANT (SHERIFF)

Kelly/KowalczykMove to Full Legislature
62

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (PSAP) 2021-2022 GRANT (SHERIFF)

Purtell/KellyMove to Full Legislature
63

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER THE FY2022 DOMESTIC TERRORISM PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM  (SHERIFF)

Kelly/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
64

RESOLUTION UTILIZING GRANT FUNDS FROM THE FY 2022 COPS TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT PROGRAM INVITATIONAL SOLICITATION GRANT PROGRAM  AND AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (SHERIFF) 

Purtell/AllenMove to Full Legislature
65

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY-OVER FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Wilson/KellyMove to Full Legislature
66

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET  (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

Purtell/SweetMove to Full Legislature
67

RESOLUTION TO OBTAIN A MUNICIPAL CERTIFICATE OF NEED TO ESTABLISH AN OPERATING AUTHORITY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NY (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)

Sweet/KellyMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 57 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET TO ESTABLISH THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (PT) (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Sweet
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS, the Director of Emergency Management has evaluated the need of the Department and determined that there is a need to reorganize the Department; and

WHEREAS, the Director of Emergency Management met with the Personnel Officer and based on the needs of the department coupled with the duties requested, it has been determined that the position of Assistant Director of Emergency Management (PT) is appropriate; and

WHEREAS, the position has responsibility for assisting the Director and Deputy Director of Emergency Management in planning and supervising the County’s programs in fire training, disaster preparedness and related activities; and

WHEREAS, position will have a base salary of $20,000 and will be allocated to Group Q in the Non-Bargaining Policy using existing 2023 funds.

RESOLVED, that the Legislature hereby adopts the position of Assistant Director of Emergency Management (PT) with a base salary of $20,000 allocated to Group Q in the Non-Bargaining Policy; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows:

TRANSFER FROM:    
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (1111) Ambulance Services Coordinator $20,000
     
TRANSFER TO:    
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (new) Assistant Director of Emergency Management (PT) $20,000

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET TO CREATE THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT


II. Justification:

The Director of Emergency Management has determined that a reorganization of the Department is warranted and after speaking with the Personnel Officer, based on the duties requested, the position of Assistant Director of Emergency Management is appropriate.


III. Legislative Impact:

Authorized per Article 2 of the Montgomery County Charter.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no impact to the 2023 budget as the funds will be transferred within the approved operating budget.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 58 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 BUDGET FOR THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND ESTABLISHING VARIOUS SALARIES WITHIN (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Kowalczyk
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the budget for the Office of Emergency Management is in need of amendments to appropriately fund positions and lines within the Office; and

WHEREAS, various positions are being paid out of the same lines and are not adequately funded.

WHEREAS, the 2023 budget funded the following salary increases

A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (797) County Fire Coordinator $14,500
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (25) Deputy Emergency Management Director $20,000
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (25) Emergency Services EMS Coordinator $12,000
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (798) Emergency Services Chaplin $250

WHEREAS, the Director of Emergency Management also requests an additional salary increase of $5,000.00 for the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator (PT) establishing the base salary at $25,000.00, Group Q of the Non-Bargaining Policy; and

WHEREAS, the Director of Emergency Management requests the amendments be made within the approved budget.

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes the Treasurer to amend the 2023 operating budget as follows:

TRANSFER FROM:    
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (1111) Ambulance Services Coordinator (PT) $10,000.00 
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (672) Account Clerk Typist  (PT)    $7,000.00 
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (798) Deputy Fire Coordinator   (PT)    $250.00
     
TRANSFER TO:    
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (25) Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator (PT) $5,000.00
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (new) Emergency Services Chaplain (PT) $250.00    
A-2-4-3640-00-.1120 (new) Emergency Services EMS Coordinator (PT)   $12,000.00 

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Amending the 2023 operating budget to split lines and appropriately fund approved positions. 


II. Justification:

For payroll and budgeting purposes, amendments are necessary. 


III. Legislative Impact:

Article 2 of the Montgomery County Charter.


IV. Financial Impact:

Will correct errors in the 2023 Operating Budget.



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 59 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 102 OF 2010 (ASSIGNED COUNSEL)


Resolution by Legislator: Sweet
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, Resolution 102 of 2010 established policies related to assigned counsel in Montgomery County; and 

WHEREAS, due to increased competition in the legal field to recruit assigned counsel, the Assigned Counsel Administrator is recommending that provisions that prohibit mileage and travel reimbursement be rescinded; and 

WHEREAS, doing this is anticipated to help with recruitment for the assigned counsel panel. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby amends Resolution 102 of 2010 by STRIKING the following FURTHER RESOLVED clauses:

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Montgomery County will not reimburse assigned counsel attorneys for mileage, and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Montgomery County will not pay travel time to assigned counsel attorneys.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(6). Legislator Headwell, Jr. voted Nay. Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 102 OF 2010 (ASSIGNED COUNSEL)


II. Justification:

Due to increased competition in the legal field to recruit assigned counsel, the Assigned Counsel Administrator is recommending that provisions that prohibit mileage and travel reimbursement be rescinded.


III. Legislative Impact:

Authorized pursuant to Article 2 of the Montgomery County Charter.


IV. Financial Impact:

Will increase costs going to counsel through the assigned counsel program to be competitive with other counties. The Assigned Counsel Office is largely granted funded through the Office of Indigent Legal Services so at this time it is anticipated the grant will cover the increased expenditure.



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 60 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - GIFTS AND DONATIONS (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Sweet
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the Sheriff has received donations from Fort Plain Central School and Fonda-Fultonville Central School.  These donations are supplied for use by the Sheriff's Office to benefit the DARE Program; and

WHEREAS, gifts and donations have been made to the Sheriff’s Office to supplement already budgeted money to completely cover the cost of listed appropriations.

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer hereby is authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-15-3-2705 Gifts and Donations $1,800.00
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-15-4-3110-00-.4447 Clothing & Uniforms $1,612.50
A-15-4-3110-00-.4449 Special Supplies $187.50

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - GIFTS AND DONATIONS 


II. Justification:

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has received the following gifts and donations:

Fort Plain Central School $1,500.00 for DARE

Fonda-Fultonville Central School $300.00 for DARE


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to section 2.04 (b) of the charter the Montgomery County Legislature has the power to make appropriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

No financial impact, all of this money was donated to the Sheriff's Office



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 61 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (SICG) 2020 GRANT (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Kowalczyk

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 276 of 2021 accepted a State Homeland Security Grant State Interoperable Communications Grant (SICG); and

WHEREAS, said funds need to be appropriated in the 2023 Operating Budget.

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-15-3-3389.14 State Aid – Other Public Safety $177,820.84
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-15-4-3110-02-.2255 Buildings and Grounds $105,706.00
A-15-4-3110-02-.2259 Computer Equipment $7,114.84
A-15-4-3110-02-.4422 Equipment Rent/Lease/Repair $65,000.00

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (SICG) 2020 GRANT (SHERIFF)


II. Justification:

The 2020 SICG Grant will allow us to upgrade equipment related to the 911 Dispatch Center.  By using grant money we become compliant and up to date without using county funds.  The other parts of the project are,  Moving some of our microwave equipment and installing a building at the new Verizon tower to store our necessary radio equipment.  


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2.04 (B) of the Charter the Montgomery County Legislature has the power to make appropriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact for this resolution request as this grant is a zero match, however it does allow us to purchase necessary equipment at this time without the use of any county funds!

 



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 62 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (PSAP) 2021-2022 GRANT (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Purtell
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 251 of 2022 accepted a State Homeland Security Grant Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP); and

WHEREAS, said funds need to be appropriated in the 2023 Operating Budget.

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:    
     
A-15-3-3389.14.01  State Aid – Other Public Safety $11,928
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
     
A-15-4-3020-01-.2210 Office Furniture $8,725.00
A-15-4-3020-01-.4449 Special Supplies $2,100.00
A-15-4-3020-01-.4455 Training 1,103.00
     

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER GRANT NYS OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (PSAP) 2021-2022 GRANT (SHERIFF)


II. Justification:

This PSAP grant will allow us to upgrade equipment


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to section 2.04 (b) of the charter the Montgomery County Legislature has the power to make appropriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact for this resolution request, except it allows us to purchase important items for the 911 Dispatch Center without using county funds. 



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 63 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER THE FY2022 DOMESTIC TERRORISM PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM  (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 207 of 2022 accepted a DHSES Grant; and

WHEREAS, said funds need to be appropriated in the 2023 Operating Budget.

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows: 

INCREASE REVENUES:    
     
A-15-3-3389.01   Other Public Safety $54,605.00
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
     
A-15-4-3110.01-.4452 Printing $13,000.00
A-15-4-3110.01-.4455 Training $34,605.00
A-15-4-3110-00.4459 Computer Software 7,000.00

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET – CARRY OVER THE FY2022 DOMESTIC TERRORISM PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM  (SHERIFF)


II. Justification:

Utilizing grant funds the Sheriff's office will create an informational pamphlet to be delivered to all the stakeholders, conduct training for all stakeholder. This pamphlet will include information about the TAM team and how to contact the lead agency as well as provide information and tips to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office will also create and maintain online portals for reporting tips and utilize social media to provide additional awareness out to the general public.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter the County Legislature has the authority to make appropriations. According to Article 3 of the Charter the County Executive has the authority to sign contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact for this resolution as it is a 100% no match grant provided to our office.



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 64 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION UTILIZING GRANT FUNDS FROM THE FY 2022 COPS TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT PROGRAM INVITATIONAL SOLICITATION GRANT PROGRAM  AND AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (SHERIFF) 


Resolution by Legislator: Purtell
Seconded by: Allen

WHEREAS,  the Sheriff's Office has been awarded the FY2022 COPS Technology and Equipment Program Invitational Solicitation Grant Program funds to assist in law enforcement operations throughout Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, the Sheriff's Office has been notified that Montgomery County has been awarded $25,000.00, with no County match, to assist in law enforcement operations throughout Montgomery County.

 

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 FY2022 COPS Technology and Equipment Program Invitational Solicitation Grant Program.

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows: 

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-15-3-4389   Other Public Safety Federal Aid  $25,000.00
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-15-4-3110.00-.2230 Motor Vehicle Equipment $9,251.00
A-15-4-3110.00-.2250 Technical Equipment $15,749.00

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION UTILIZING GRANT FUNDS FROM THE FY 2022 COPS TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT PROGRAM INVITATIONAL SOLICITATION GRANT PROGRAM  AND AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (SHERIFF) 

 


II. Justification:

The Montogmery County Sheriff's Office applied for a Fedral Grant totaling $25,000.00. The Grant was received and will be used to purchase a Speed Trailer and a License Plate Reader.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter the County Legislature has the authority to make appropriations. According to Article 3 of the Charter the County Executive has the authority to sign contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact for this resolution as it is a 100% no match grant provided to our office.



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 65 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY-OVER FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS, there are unexpected insurance recovery funds available for carry-over in the 2022 Emergency Mangement Budget; and 

WHEREAS, funds from said grant monies are needed to purchase equipment damaged during the November 4, 2021 Hazmat spill at 140 Flanders Rd., Sprakers.

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A599        Appropriated Fund Balance $5,640.93
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-02-4-3640-00-.4438   Misc. Supporting Services $5,640.93

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Amend the 2023 Operating Budget - Carry-Over Grant Funds


II. Justification:

Utilize needed grand funds


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

None



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 66 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET  (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)


Resolution by Legislator: Purtell
Seconded by: Sweet

WHEREAS, several pending criminal cases and trials were adjourned from the year 2022 to the year 2023 which will require added expenses unforseen in preparing budget requests for 2023. 

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE:    
A599 Fund Balanace $30,000
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-25-4-1165-00-.4433 Court Related Expenses   $30,000

RESOLUTION VOTE, was defeated with Aye(4). Legislators Kelly, Allen and Headwell, Jr. voted Nay. Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)

MOTION TO RECONSIDER by Legislator Kelly, seconded by Legislator Sweet, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)

RESOLUTION VOTE, was defeated with Aye(5). Legislator Headwell, Jr. voted Nay. Legislator Allen abstained. Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)

MOTION TO RECONSIDER by Legislator Pepe, seconded by Legislator Kowalczyk, passed with Aye(8). Legislator VACANT was absent. (3/28/2023)

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator VACANT was absent. (3/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET


II. Justification:

several pending criminal cases and trials were adjourned from the year 2022 to the year 2023 which will require added expenses unforseen in preparing budget requests for 2023


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Section 2.04(b) the County Legislature has the power to make appropriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

Fund balance



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Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 67 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION TO OBTAIN A MUNICIPAL CERTIFICATE OF NEED TO ESTABLISH AN OPERATING AUTHORITY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NY (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Sweet
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS,  under the provisions of Article 30 of the NYS Health Law counties are permitted to establish and operate an ambulance service; and

WHEREAS, the County of Montgomery has determined that it is necessary and appropriate and in the best interest of the public safety and welfare to obtain a Municipal  certificate of need to Establish an Operating Authority, in connection with the provision of Ambulance Services for the residents of Montgomery County, NY pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 122-b and;

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Legislature has determined that this establishing and operating an ambulance service will benefit Montgomery County residents; and

WHEREAS, the coverage of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Ambulance Service will encompass the entire geographic area within the borders of Montgomery County, NY; 

RESOLVEDthat the Montgomery County Legislature hereby determines it is necessary and appropriate and in the best interest of the public safety and welfare to establish, contract for and/or operate an ambulance service in Montgomery County; and

FURTHER RESOLVED,  the boundaries for the service shall encompass the entire geographic area within the borders of Montgomery County; and 

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes the Montgomery County Executive to execute any all documents necessary to obtain a Municipal Certificate of Need to establish an Ambulance Service Operating Authority for Montgomery County, N.Y. and file them with the appropriate authorities.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislators VACANT and Pepe were absent. (2/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

This resolution is requested in order to establish a CON Operating Authority in connection with the provision of Ambulance Services for the residents of Montgomery County, NY and file equivalent resolution with NYS Department of Health.


II. Justification:

EMS systems are in crisis across the country and our local system is no different. Despite local efforts, many agencies are closing. The municipal CON will allow Montgomery County to continue to provide assistance to our local ambulance agencies and still position ourselves to respond to any future changes in our system including any unforeseen catastrophic agency failure(s).


III. Legislative Impact:

General Municipal Law Section 122-b and Article 30 of the NYS Health Law  authorizes this


IV. Financial Impact:

 At this time there is no financial impact for obtaining this CON. Down the road additional legislative authority would obtained for any additional costs 



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