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, Public Health Director, Commissioner of Social Services, Media
DATE:5/28/2024
RE:Committee Meetings

Chair Maria Kowalczyk has called a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 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 1-646-749-3122, Access Code: 320-665-101. 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 AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY OVER THE 2022 DWYER FUNDS (MENTAL HEALTH)

4. RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY OVER GRANT FUNDS 2022-23 RABIES GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC HEALTH)

5. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN APPROVED CHILD CARE FACILITIES AGREEMENTS FOR 2023-2024 (SOCIAL SERVICES)

6. OTHER



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
75

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (MENTAL HEALTH)

Pepe/PurtellMove to Full Legislature
76

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY OVER THE 2022 DWYER FUNDS (MENTAL HEALTH)

Wilson/PepeMove to Full Legislature
77

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY OVER GRANT FUNDS 2022-23 RABIES GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Purtell/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
78

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN APPROVED CHILD CARE FACILITIES AGREEMENTS FOR 2023-2024 (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Pepe/WilsonMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 75 of 2023

DATED: March 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET (MENTAL HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Purtell

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Mental Health Department employees participate in Random Moment Time Studies (RMTS), and NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) uses results from these RMTS to determine a County's share of Federal Medicaid Salary Sharing funds; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Mental Health department has qualified for Federal Salary Sharing Funding for quarters 2 through 4 of the fiscal year 2020, to be paid out during 1st quarter of 2023.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-17-3-4490 Federal Salary Sharing  $7,582
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-17-4-4310-00-.4526 Educational Programs  $7,582

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



Attachment

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To accept Federal Salary Sharing funds from NYS OMH as per cash receipt # 160662, dated 02/23/2023.


II. Justification:

To accept and utilize funds for fiscal year 2023.


III. Legislative Impact:

Purusuant 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. 76 of 2023

DATED: March 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY OVER THE 2022 DWYER FUNDS (MENTAL HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, the 2022 Mental Health Operating Budget included $100,000 Dwyer Funds; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Mental Health Department has $74,605.11 funds remaining from 2022 Operating Budget; and

WHEREAS, the NYS Office of Mental Health has agreed to allow Local Government Units (LGU's) to carry over any unused 2022 funds into their 2023 Operating Budgets.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-17-3-3490 Mental Health $74,605.11
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-17-4-4320-00-.4565 Community Support System $74,605.11

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



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Amending the 2023 Operating Budget - Carry over the 2022 Dwyer Funds (Mental Health)


II. Justification:

To accept and utilize funds from Dwyer Program that were not spent during FY 2022 so they may be expended FY 2023.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact, funds are 100% NYS OMH pass through funds.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 77 of 2023

DATED: March 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - CARRY OVER GRANT FUNDS 2022-23 RABIES GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC HEALTH)


Resolution by Legislator: Purtell
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Legislature accepted Rabies Grant funds per Resolution 104 of 2022; and

WHEREAS, the 2022-2025 Rabies Grant funds, for the period of April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 were appropriated in the 2022 Public Health budget; and

WHEREAS, there are unexpended 2022-23 Rabies Grant funds available to carryover to the 2023 Public Health budget.

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

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-16-3-3401-02  Public Health Grant - Rabies Grant  $5,007.15
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-16-4-4010-02-.4490 Public Health Grant - Special Costs  $5,007.15

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



Grant Balance Printout

Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

To carryover unspent 2022 grant funds to the current 2023 budget.


II. Justification:

To utilize available Rabies grant funds for approved NYSDOH expenditures.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

No financial impact to the general fund as any appropriations are offset by grant funds.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 78 of 2023

DATED: March 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN APPROVED CHILD CARE FACILITIES AGREEMENTS FOR 2023-2024 (SOCIAL SERVICES)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Social Services is charged with the responsibility for the administration of all child welfare services in Montgomery County pursuant to Section 395 et seq. of Social Services Law; and

WHEREAS, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) requires counties to enter into agreements with state approved child care facilities that provide services to our foster care and/or behavioral children in Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, these facilities and their per diem rates are regulated by OCFS; and be it

RESOLVED, the facilities that Montgomery County utilizes are as follows:

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature, after review and approval by the County Attorney, hereby authorizes and directs the County Executive to sign, and execute prospective contract documents for a term of June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024 entered into between the County and OCFS-approved agencies providing services to county children in need of foster care and/or behavioral services.

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



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Authorization of the County Executive to sign state approved child care facilities agreements.


II. Justification:

The department is mandated to contract with state approved agencies to provide services to children in foster care.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

There is no additional financial impact as these services are currently budgeted



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer