TO:Public Safety Committee
Roy S. Dimond, Chairman, Legislator, District 3
Martin P. Kelly, Legislator, District 1
Brian D. Sweet, Legislator, District 2
Robert Headwell, Jr., Legislator, District 4
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
John M. Duchessi, Legislator, District 6
Michael J. Pepe, Legislator, District 7
Robert A. Purtell, Legislator, District 9
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Sheriff, Emergency Management Director, Youth Bureau, Media
DATE:5/28/2024
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Roy S. Dimond  has called a meeting of the Public Safety Committee for 6:02 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 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 1-646-749-3122, Access Code 142-886-229. 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 APPROVING THE SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT (SHERIFF)

3.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RENEWAL AGREEMENT - 2023 TRANSPORTATION OF FULTON COUNTY VETERANS - YOUTH & VETERANS' SERVICES

4.  RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2022 OPERATING BUDGET REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR INDIGENT VETERAN BURIALS – YOUTH & VETERANS SERVICES

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

6.   OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
279

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT (SHERIFF)

Wilson/PepeMove to Full Legislature
280

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RENEWAL AGREEMENT - 2023 TRANSPORTATION OF FULTON COUNTY VETERANS - YOUTH & VETERANS' SERVICES

Kelly/PurtellMove to Full Legislature
281

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2022 OPERATING BUDGET REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR INDIGENT VETERAN BURIALS – YOUTH & VETERANS SERVICES

Kelly/PurtellMove to Full Legislature
282

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

Pepe/WilsonMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 279 of 2022

DATED: December 27, 2022

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT (SHERIFF)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, the Sheriff's Office has purchased a new snowmobile trailer to replace a 2010 outdated model and we have determined that the 2010 model is surplus equipment and no longer needed for office use; and

RESOLVED, that the following item is authorized to be sold by auction to the highest bidder without further action needed by the Montgomery County Legislature:

1. 2010 North trailer Vin# 49CFR571115 (snowmobile trailer)

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(6). Legislators Dimond, Duchessi and VACANT were absent. (12/27/2022)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT (SHERIFF)


II. Justification:

TO REMOVE SAID EQUIPMENT FROM FIXED ASSETS AND CREATE REVENUE


III. Legislative Impact:

DISPOSAL OF COUNTY PERSONAL PROPERTY IS AUTHORIZED THROUGH COUNTY LAW 215


IV. Financial Impact:

Any funds received for surplus equipment are additional revenue for county that was not budgeted and a new trailer was purchased with donation money to replace.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 280 of 2022

DATED: December 27, 2022

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN RENEWAL AGREEMENT - 2023 TRANSPORTATION OF FULTON COUNTY VETERANS - YOUTH & VETERANS' SERVICES


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Purtell

WHEREAS, the Executive Director of Youth & Veterans' Services has recommended that Montgomery County continue to transport Fulton County veterans to and from the VA Medical Center in Albany, NY and the VA Primary Care Clinic in Fonda, NY; 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, NY and the VA Primary Care Clinic in Fonda, NY; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that said Agreement shall be for a one-year period beginning on January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2023, 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 to the VA Medical Center in Albany, NY and at $15 each way to the VA Primary Care Clinic in Fonda, NY.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(6). Legislators Dimond, Duchessi and VACANT were absent. (12/27/2022)



Attachment

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 and Primary Care Clinic.


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 $14,500 for performance of the contract.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 281 of 2022

DATED: December 27, 2022

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2022 OPERATING BUDGET REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR INDIGENT VETERAN BURIALS – YOUTH & VETERANS SERVICES


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Purtell

WHEREAS, the 2022 Operating Budget designated funds for indigent veteran burials; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Veterans’ Service Agency has received two additional burials; and 

WHEREAS, additional funds in the amount of $4,800 are needed to pay for indigent veteran burials in 2022.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2022 Operating Budget as follows:

 

INCREASE     
A599 Appropriated Fund Balance $4,800
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-21-4-6510-00-.4438  Misc. Supporting Services  $4,800

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(6). Legislators Dimond, Duchessi and VACANT were absent. (12/27/2022)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING THE 2022 OPERATING BUDGET REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR INDIGENT VETERAN BURIALS – YOUTH & VETERANS SERVICES


II. Justification:

It is necessary to provide monies to cover the cost of burials


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter


IV. Financial Impact:

$4,800 from fund balance



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 282 of 2022

DATED: December 27, 2022

RECOMMENDATION:
     

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


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Wilson

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 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; and

WHEREAS, in order to do so it is necessary to apply for a Certificate of Need; and

WHEREAS, the initial plan under the Certificate of Need would be to establish a fly car and operate as a Basic Life Support (BLS) service,with the intention to review and refine the plan under the next two years under the Certificate of Need and potentially upgrade to an Advanced Life Support (ALS) service; and

WHEREAS, the deputies that will be used for this fly car proposal are already certified as EMT/Paramedics and would only be acting if working and not busy with an already law enforcement function.

RESOLVED, that 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, authorizes and directs that the necessary steps be taken to receive a Certificate of Need to operate an ambulance service in Montgomery County, NY ; 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 and;

FURTHER RESOLVED, that when appropriate notice of the application for the certificate of need shall be sent by registered or certified mail to the NYS Department of Health, the regional council, to the chief executive officers of all general hospitals, ambulance service and municipalities operating within Montgomery County giving an opportunity for comment; and

 FURTHER RESOLVED,  this resolution shall take effect  immediately upon approval by the Regional Medical Services Council.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(6). Legislators Dimond, Duchessi and VACANT were absent. (12/27/2022)



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 as the plan is refined



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer