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Tompkins County Legislature

Action Summary for Resolutions


Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:30 PM
Scott Heyman Conference Room

Regular Agenda

Resolution No. 2018-203: Appropriation from Contingent Fund and Authorization to Execute
Contracts for Homeless Services - Department of Social Services (ID #8119)

RESULT: ADOPTED AS AMENDED [12 TO 1]


MOVER: Shawna Black, Member
SECONDER: Michael Lane, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Rich John, Anna Kelles,
Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne,
David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
NAYS: Henry Granison
EXCUSED: Martha Robertson

WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services, having received notice that its current provider
was no longer willing to provide certain services previously included in the homeless shelter contract,
issued in July a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Homeless Services, and

WHEREAS, in late August the Department received three proposals for operation of a homeless
shelter and a day drop-in center for homeless persons, and

WHEREAS, each response satisfied the requirements of the RFP, proposed to continue service
provision at the current location, and was more expensive than the most recent agreements with the
current provider, and

WHEREAS, with the input of the leadership of the County’s Continuum of Care group and local
funders of the drop-in center, the Department selected its preferred provider on the basis of its compatible
philosophy, flexibility, and the knowledge and experience of key staff, and

WHEREAS, although next year’s additional expense associated with these agreements, and an
adjustment to the Department’s Fiscal Target, will be addressed during the County’s 2019 Budget
development process, neither the additional cost of each contract in the final months of this year nor the
one-time startup expenses for facility repairs and upgrades or on-boarding of key staff were anticipated in
the Department’s current budget, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services and the Budget, Capital, and
Personnel Committees, That the Department of Social Services is hereby authorized to execute contracts
with St. John’s Community Services for operation of the county’s day drop-in center and emergency
homeless shelter programs,

RESOLVED, further, That the Finance Director is hereby authorized and directed to release
$117,753 from the Contingency Account and to make the following adjustments to the 2018 Budget (no
expenses are to be paid without the approval of the County Administrator) to cover the additional net
local cost associated with the initial months of the above agreement (including $89,250 for start-up
expenses):

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Social Services

Appropriation:
6010.54400 Drop-in Center & Start-up $101,987
6140.54400 Safety Net shelter placements $58,116
1990.54400 Contingency Account -$117,753

Revenue:
6010.44610 Fed: Social Services Admin $16,827
6010.43610 NYS: Social Services Admin $8,669
6140.43640 NYS: Safety Net $16,854

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Consent Agenda

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Deborah Dawson, Member
SECONDER: Anne Koreman, Member
AYES: Black, Champion, Dawson, Granison, John, Kelles, Klein, Koreman, Lane,
McBean-Clairborne, McKenna, Morey, Sigler
EXCUSED: Robertson

Resolution No. 2018-204: Scheduling a Public Hearing for the 2018 New York State Homes and
Community Renewal Housing Trust Fund Corporation Community Development Block Grant
Program Application (ID #8080)

WHEREAS, the New York State Housing Trust Fund Office of Community Renewal Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is an important source of funding to address community
development objectives in the County, and

WHEREAS, the 2018 New York State Housing Trust Fund Office of Community Renewal
CDBG Program Application requires a public hearing be held prior to the submission of an application
for funding, and

WHEREAS, the 2018 New York State Housing Trust Fund Office of Community Renewal
CDBG Program Application announcement is expected soon and timelines for completing public hearings
and application drafting are usually very short, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Housing Committee, That the public hearing on


submitting an application for the 2018 round of the Housing Trust Fund Office of Community Renewal
CDBG funding be held at the County Legislature meeting scheduled for October 16, 2018,

RESOLVED, further, That the Clerk of the County Legislature is authorized to place proper
notice of this public hearing in the official newspaper of the County.
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Resolution No. 2018-205: Resolution Urging the New York State Legislature to Pass Bill
A.7653A/S.8709 that Authorizes the Sheriff to Assign a Transgender or Intersex Inmate to Any
Facility Housing Unit which Shall Ensure the Inmate's Health and Safety (ID #8070)

WHEREAS, Tompkins County has been a leader in supporting and fighting for the human rights,
dignity, and respect of all people, and

WHEREAS, Tompkins County was one of the first counties in the State of New York to pass
Local Law No. 6-1991, amended in its entirety in 2004 as Local Law No. 1-2004 , (commonly known as
Local Law C), to protect against discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual
orientation, and

WHEREAS, Tompkins County is committed to the health and safety of all residents, including
those people who are confined in County Jail, and

WHEREAS, New York Consolidated Laws, Correction Law - Cor Section 500-b, Section 3.
provides that:

“No female confined in a county jail shall be assigned to or housed in a facility housing unit with
a male; and if detained on civil process, or for contempt, or as a witness, she shall not be put or kept in the
same room with a man, except her husband.”

, and

WHEREAS, people of transgender and intersex status experience are among the most vulnerable
in our jails and prisons, and

WHEREAS, New York State Assembly Bill A.7653A/S.8709 authorizes the sheriff to assign a
transgender or intersex inmate to any facility housing unit which shall ensure the inmate's health and
safety and is consistent with facility management and security, and

WHEREAS, New York State Assembly Bill A.7653A was passed on May 2, 2018, now therefore
be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, That the Tompkins County
Legislature urges the New York State Senate to immediately pass S.8709, which authorizes the sheriff to
assign a transgender or intersex inmate to any facility housing unit which shall ensure the inmate's health
and safety and is consistent with facility management and security,

RESOLVED, further, That the Clerk of the Legislature send copies of this resolution to
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton and State Senators James L. Seward, Pamela Helming, and Thomas F.
O’Mara and request their support for the passage of the legislation.
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Resolution No. 2018-206: Authorization to Accept an Award of a Grant for the Benefit of the Drug
Treatment Courts of Tompkins County - Probation and Community Justice Department (ID
#8008)

WHEREAS, the Probation and Community Justice Director has been notified of a grant award in
the amount of $25,000 from the Park Foundation to provide for program improvements and support to the
Drug Treatment Courts of Tompkins County, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, That the grant in the amount
of $25,000 (payable over two years in equal installments of $12,500 each) from the local foundation to
provide for program improvements and support to the Drug Treatment Courts of Tompkins County be
accepted and that the County Administrator or his designee execute all contracts related to this award,

RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance is directed to make the following budget
adjustment for 2018:

BUDGET ADJUSTMENT

FROM: (Revenue) A3990.42705 Gifts & Donations $12,500

TO: (Appropriation)
A3990.54332 Books $ 1,500
A3990.54333 Education & Promotion $ 500
A3990.54442 Professional Services $10,500
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Resolution No. 2018-207: Award of Bid - Snow Removal Equipment - Ramp Dozer - Ithaca
Tompkins Regional Airport (ID #8084)

WHEREAS, the Finance Department has duly advertised for bids for the Ramp Dozer for the
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and

WHEREAS, two (2) bids were duly received for this project:

Monroe Tractor, Inc. (Campbell, NY) $ 475,484.40


O'Hara Machinery, Inc. (Auburn, NY) $ 491,329.89

, and

WHEREAS, Monroe Tractor is the lowest responsible bidder, and will be awarded the bid for the
Snow Removal Equipment - Ramp Dozer for a total cost of $475,484.40, and

WHEREAS, the budget for said project is as follows:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Grant 90% $427,936 (full grant amount $435,600)
New York State 5% $ 23,792 (full NYS Amount $24,200)
Airport/PFC's 5% $ 23,792 (full Airport Amount $24,200)

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, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure, That the Ramp Dozer be
awarded to Monroe Tractor, Inc., of Campbell, New York, with a bid of $475,484.40,

RESOLVED, further, That the Finance Director be and hereby is authorized to advance payments
for this project until reimbursement is received from New York State.
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Resolution No. 2018-208: Authorizing a Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law No. c of 2018 -
Amending the Tompkins County Charter - Article 11 - Air Service Board (ID #8089)

WHEREAS, the County had authorized the Air Service Board to operate with ten members total,
but a change to the County Charter made by Local Law No. 1, adopted in 2017, changed it to eight
members total, and

WHEREAS, the County Charter, Article 11, Air Service Board membership needs to be revised to
change the number of members to be determined by resolution, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, That a public


hearing be held before the Tompkins County Legislature in the Legislative Chambers of the Governor
Daniel D. Tompkins Building, 121 East Court Street, Ithaca, New York on October 2, 2018, at 5:30
o'clock in the evening thereof concerning proposed Local Law No. c of 2018 - Amending the Tompkins
County Charter - Article 11 - Air Service Board. At such time and place all persons interested in the
subject matter will be heard concerning the same,

RESOLVED, further, That the Clerk of the Legislature is hereby authorized and directed to place
proper notice of such public hearing in the official newspaper of the County.
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Resolution No. 2018-209: Scheduling a Public Hearing on the 2019 Tompkins County Budget and
the 2019-2023 Tompkins County Capital Program (ID #8045)

WHEREAS, the tentative 2019 Tompkins County Budget and the 2019-2023 Tompkins County
Capital Program are scheduled to be adopted on October 16, 2018, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That a


public hearing be held before the Tompkins County Legislature in Legislative Chambers, located at 121
East Court Street, Ithaca, New York, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 7:00 o’clock in the evening thereof
concerning the review of the tentative 2019 Tompkins County Budget and the 2019 - 2023 Tompkins
County Capital Program. At such time and place all persons interested in the subject matter will be heard
concerning the same,

RESOLVED, further, That the Clerk of the Legislature is hereby authorized and directed to place
proper notice of such public hearing in the official newspaper of the County.

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Regular Agenda

Resolution No. 2018-210: Authorization to Execute an Agreement with the Town of Ithaca - CR 119,
Coddington Road Highway Safety Improvements at Burns Road and East King Road
Intersections, Town of Ithaca, PIN 3753.24 (ID #8013)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: David McKenna, Member
SECONDER: Anne Koreman, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED: Martha Robertson

WHEREAS, Tompkins County and the New York State Department of Transportation have
entered into an agreement whereby the County will receive Highway Safety Improvement Program
funding to reconstruct County Road 119, Coddington Road at its intersections with Burns Road and East
King Road (the “Project”), and

WHEREAS, the Town of Ithaca desires to replace water main and appurtenances within the
Project limits otherwise not requiring replacement whose depths would exceed seven (7) feet following
Project construction, and

WHEREAS, the County has designed and awarded a contract to complete Project construction
including replacement of said water main and appurtenances, and

WHEREAS, the County has determined the cost to complete the replacement of said water main
and appurtenances based on bid prices in the construction contract, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, That the County
Administrator be and hereby is authorized to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of
Ithaca to fund replacement of said water main and appurtenances and to specify responsibilities for their
continued maintenance,

RESOLVED, further, That the 2018-2022 Capital Program reflects a funding contribution of
$154,074 from the Town of Ithaca to the Coddington Road Capital Account (HZ5103.59239.53.08):

HZ FUND - HIGHWAY FACILITIES AND PROJECTS


Incr. Revenue Account: HZ5103.42797.53.08 - Other Local Gov’t Contributions $154,740

SEQR ACTION: Unlisted, Negative Declaration issued (No further action required)

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Resolution No. 2018-211: Acceptance of Learning Resource Grant from Kresge Foundation,
Authorization to Execute Contracts, and Budget Adjustment - Public Health Department (ID
#8058)

RESULT: ADOPTED [12 TO 1]


MOVER: Shawna Black, Member
SECONDER: Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne,
David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
NAYS: Daniel Klein
EXCUSED: Martha Robertson

WHEREAS, the Public Health Director and Director of Health Promotion envision the role of the
Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) transforming from a service-provision model to the
Population Health Strategist model to address social determinants of health, the underlying cause of many
diseases in our community, and

WHEREAS, The Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) program
provides funding throughout the country to local health departments to make transformational change in
their organizations and improve health outcomes in their communities, and

WHEREAS, on June 27, 2018, the TCHD Team - Public Health Director and Director of Health
Promotion - was selected as one of 20 local health departments across the country to participate in the
ELPH program, and

WHEREAS, the TCHD Team applied for a Learning Resource Grant from The Kresge
Foundation in the amount of $125,000 to conduct key activities that will expand the capacity of the local
department and move it forward in assuming its new role as the Population Health Strategist, and

WHEREAS, the TCHD Team will develop a model of alignment within the Health Department
and with community partners to improve health outcomes and move towards achieving health equity, now
therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services Committee, That the Health
Department is authorized to accept the Emerging Leaders in Public Health grant funds in the amount of
$125,000,

RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator or designee be and hereby is authorized to
execute any and all agreements necessary to complete the requirements of the grant,

RESOLVED, further, That the Finance Director be and hereby is authorized to make the
following budget adjustment for 2018 on his books for the Emerging Leaders in Public Health grant:
Revenue: 4011.4207 Contrib fr Priv $61,1
0 Agencies 40

Appropriati 4011.5220 Computer Equipment $


on: 6 3,000

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4011.5430 Office Supplies $


3 500
4011.5441 Travel & Training $12,1
2 40
4011.5440 Program Expense $20,1
0 00
4011.5444 Professional Svc. $25,4
2 Fees 00

RESOLVED, further, That the remainder, $63,860, will be included in the Health Department’s
2019 budget by budget adjustment.
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Resolution No. 2018-212: Appropriation from Contingent Fund – Terminal-Pay Reimbursement –


Tompkins County Office for the Aging (ID #8031)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Shawna Black, Member
SECONDER: Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED: Martha Robertson

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Office for the Aging had one Aging Services Specialist retire
on August 10, 2018, and

WHEREAS, the Fiscal Policy of Tompkins County allows for terminal-pay reimbursement to be
paid to the department from the Contingent Fund, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services and the Budget, Capital and
Personnel Committees, That the Director of Finance is hereby authorized and directed to make the
following budget adjustment for 2018:

FROM: A1990.54400 Contingent Fund $45,592.39


TO: A6771.51000559 Aging Services Specialist $31,380.27
A6771.58800 Fringes $14,212.12
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Resolution No. 2018-213: Appropriation from Contingent Fund and Authorization to Execute an
Agreement for Consulting for a Tompkins County and City of Ithaca Law Enforcement Co-
Location Study (ID #8071)

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RESULT: ADOPTED [11 TO 2]


MOVER: Rich John, Member
SECONDER: David McKenna, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna
NAYS: Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED: Martha Robertson

WHEREAS, Tompkins County (“County”), and the City of Ithaca (“City”), as well as residents
and business owners in the community want to improve public safety and public order in our community,
and,

WHEREAS, last year, the City and County, as well as other municipalities in the County, engaged
in a Tompkins County Law Enforcement Shared Services Study (“Study”) of the possibility of
consolidation of public safety offices in the County by the Center for Government Research, and

WHEREAS, one outcome of the study was a recommendation to examine options for shared
services as alternatives to consolidation, including the possibility of the co-location of facilities, and

WHEREAS, the City is in the process of examining its Police Department Building, and has
determined that an assessment of the current and future needs for the functioning of the Department as a
whole is necessary, and

WHEREAS, the County is in the process of examining its Public Safety Building, and has
determined that an assessment of the current and future needs for the functioning of the Sheriff’s Office as
a whole is necessary, and

WHEREAS, the City and County have engaged in preliminary discussions to consider the
feasibility and benefits that might accrue from the co-location of the City Police Department and the
County Road Patrol and Civil Division within a jointly operated facility, and

WHEREAS, co-location of the City and County could provide the potential ability to share
facilities for, but not limited to, arresting, booking, processing, holding cells, training rooms, meeting and
interview rooms, SWAT storage, as well as entries, common areas, and building mechanicals, and

WHEREAS, in order to determine whether co-location of the City and County law enforcement
agencies in a common facility should be considered by the City Common Council and the County
Legislature, further information is needed on issues related to the available land for such a facility and the
respective space needs for the City and County, and

WHEREAS, the City and County have received a proposal from Kingsbury Architecture, LLC, an
architectural consulting company, to conduct a study and prepare a report in order to address the above-
identified issues, with a quoted cost of $19,650 with such amount to be divided between the City and
County, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety and the Budget, Capital, and Personnel
Committees, That the County supports the initiative to study the potential co-location of the City Police

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Department and the County Sheriff’s Road Patrol and Civil Division, and pending similar approval by the
City, agrees to fund one half of the cost of the proposed study in an amount not to exceed $10,000,

RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator is hereby authorized to execute the
documentation necessary to commence the study, and to appoint County representatives to a temporary
committee to provide input to the consultant performing the study.

RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be and hereby is authorized and directed to
make the following adjustments to the 2018 budget:

FROM: A1990.54400 Contingent Fund $10,000

TO: A1230.54442 Professional Services $10,000


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