TO:Health & Human Services Committee
Maria Kowalczyk, Chairman, Legislator, District 8
Martin P. Kelly, Legislator, District 1
Brian D. Sweet, Legislator, District 2
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
Robert A. Purtell, Legislator, District 9
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:County Treasurer, County Attorney, Legislators, Mental Health Director, Commissioner of Social Services, Media
DATE:7/25/2024
RE:Committee Meetings

Chair Maria Kowalczyk has called a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee for 6:00 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 - MENTAL HEALTH

3. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN CONTRACTS FOR THE PROVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (MENTAL HEALTH)

4. RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (MENTAL HEALTH)

5. RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET AND FUNDING A PART-TIME SOCIAL SERVICES ATTORNEY (SOCIAL SERVICES)

6. OTHER



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
42

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - MENTAL HEALTH

Wilson/PurtellMove to Full Legislature
43

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN CONTRACTS FOR THE PROVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (MENTAL HEALTH)

Kelly/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
44

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (MENTAL HEALTH)

Kelly/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
45

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET AND FUNDING A PART-TIME SOCIAL SERVICES ATTORNEY (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Wilson/SweetMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 42 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - MENTAL HEALTH


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Purtell

WHEREAS, the Director of Community Services has determined there is additional funding due from the Office of Mental Health (OMH) due to increases in State Aid Funding; and

WHEREAS, funds provided by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) can only be passed to the not-for-profit organizations that provide services in Montgomery County with proper budget authorization.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-17-3-3490  Mental Health  $115,736.00
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-17-4-4320.00-.4565  Community Support System $115,736.00

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:

To accept pass through funding as per NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).


II. Justification:

To accept and utilize funds through the State Aid funding end date of December 31, 2023.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

No financial impact, pass through State funds.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 43 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN CONTRACTS FOR THE PROVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (MENTAL HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, Section 41.05 of the Mental Hygiene Laws of the State of New York requires that each local government establish a local government unit to plan for and administer mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services, and

WHEREAS, Section 41.13(2)6 provides the authority for the local government unit to enter into contracts with local services providers to implement the local services plan for mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services,

RESOLVED, that the County Executive, upon review and approval of the County Attorney is authorized to sign and execute any and all prospective agreement documents entered into between the County and agencies providing mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism and substance abuse services for calendar year January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025 as listed below:

Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties for community mental health services, not to exceed $200,000 annually for the three year contract period commencing on January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2025

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:

Implementation of contracts for services for 2023-2025.


II. Justification:

Services to continue to be rendered and contracted vendors to provide community based services.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

Funds are NYS OMH pass through funds to be given to vendors for services rendered.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 44 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (MENTAL HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the Director of Community services has been notified there is addtional funding due from the Office of Addiction and Services and Supports (OASAS) from the Opioid Settlement Fund; and

WHEREAS, these funds are being provided to the Local Governmental Unit for Montgomery County to procure at its discretion based on the allowable use of funds per Settlement and Statue, and additional funding guaranteed to Other Litigating Entities within the County as applicable; and

WHEREAS, these funds are designated to be used for the state fiscal year 2023 and allocated to the LGU ($291,315) and The City of Amsterdam ($27,916) to be passed through Montgomery County Community Services.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-17-3-3472 Special Health Program OASAS $319,231
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-17-4-4230.00-.4555 Drug Abuse Prevention  $319,231

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



OASAS letter

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To accept Opioid Settlement funding as per NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) notice dated February 10, 2023.


II. Justification:

To accept and utilize funds for state fiscal year 2023.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

No impact to General Fund.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 45 of 2023

DATED: February 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET AND FUNDING A PART-TIME SOCIAL SERVICES ATTORNEY (SOCIAL SERVICES)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Sweet

WHEREAS, funding for the position of the Part-time Social Services Attorney was inadvertently omitted from the 2023 Operating Budget; and

WHEREAS, the position is occupied and it is necessary for the continuation of legal representation for the Department of Social Services that is provided through this position; and

WHEREAS, funding for this position will be re-allocated from other positions currently vacant within the budget; and

WHEREAS, the three part-time caseworkers lines 105,172 and 173 shall be eliminated; and

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby reinstates the funding for the position of Part-time Social Services Attorney; and

RESOLVED that the three part-time caseworkers lines 105,172 and 173 shall be eliminated; and

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

TRANSFER FROM:    
A-18-4-6010-00-.1110 (39) Support Investigator $2,899.00
A-18-4-6010-00-.1120 (105) Caseworker - PT  $22,851.00
A-18-4-6010-00-.1120 (172)  Caseworker - PT $23,625.00
A-18-4-6010-00-.1120 (173) Caseworker - PT $23,625.00
     
TRANSFER TO:    
A-18-4-6010-00-.1120 (276) DSS Attorney P/T    $73,000.00

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



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET AND FUNDING A PART-TIME SOCIAL SERVICES ATTORNEY


II. Justification:

This position aids and assists the Department of Social Services in all legal matters.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

No financial impact. Transfer of funds from budgeted appropriations.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer