Thursday, July 11, 2024

New Public Health Director

 Supervisors July 10 2024



New Public Health Director

By Pete Klein

LAKE PLEASANT—The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting on July 10, during which they appointed an Interim Public Health Director to replace Erica Tomlinson who recently resigned.

The resolution making the appointment reads as follows:

WHEREAS, the Public Health Director has resigned effective July 14, 2024, and WHEREAS, New York State requires Hamilton County to have a Public Health Director and will allow a current Hamilton County employee to be named Interim Public Health Director until a qualified replacement is appointed, and

WHEREAS, the Director of Community Services is willing and able to be the Interim Public Health Director, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Health Committee recommends the appointment of Lynette Greene as Interim Public Health Director for three months effective July 15, 2024 until October 14, 2024, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the hourly rate of Lynette Greene will be increased by $6.841/hour and that her hours be increased to 40-hours per week for the additional duties and responsibilities added as Interim Public Health Director, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Personnel Officer is permitted to advertise for a new Public Health Director and at which time a qualified candidate is found and appointed, the additional duties of Public Health Director will be removed from Lynette Greene and she will return to her prior hourly rate and 35-hour work week regardless of her temporary term coming to fruition, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Personnel Officer and Treasurer be so notified.


Monday, July 8, 2024

ILCSD Budget approved

 

ILCSD JUNE 18 2024

 


ILCSD Budget approved

By Pete Klein

INDIAN LAKE—When the Indian Lake Central School Board of Education met on June 18, according to the minutes posted by Dianna M. Wilder, District Clerk, the vote on the budget in May saw164 votes cast, the budget of $8,040,156 approved with 111 yes, 53 no votes; the bus purchase-proposition passed with 112 yes, 52 no votes. Board Member Seat: 3-year term approved with Laurie Wells, 152 yes votes, 12 others. Board Member Seat, 4-year term, Peter Farrell, 128 yes, 36 other; Board Member Seat, 5-year term-Jason Scott, 147 Yes, 17 other.

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

Superintendent/Principal Mulvey presented the superintendent/principal report. Summer program beginning July 8, Athletic discussion regarding numbers for fall sports teams. The moose was voted as the new mascot for Indian Lake CSD.

Board retreat will be August 1, 2024 with Dr. Turina Parker at ILCS

Re-Organizational meeting and Regular Bd Meeting is July 9 2024

FRENCH STUDENTS REPORT

Abigail Hall, Alana Naubereit, Morgan Scofield, and Kaitlyn Cannan provided a presentation about their trip to Montreal.

LIBRARY REPORT

Librarian Julie Wolfe presented the Board with some ideas she had and changes that were and will be implemented in the library. Weeding out the old and bringing in some new books is part of the plan.

APPROVALS

Allison LaPrairie moved, seconded by Laurie Wells to approve May 14, 2024 regular Board Meeting Minutes and District Annual Budget Mtg May 14, 2024. Carried.

Laurie Wells moved, seconded by Allison LaPrairie to approve May treasurer report. Carried.

The Board reviewed the Warrants, Manual Check, General Fund Budget and Revenue status reports, School Lunch status reports for May 2024.

Allison LaPrairie moved, seconded by Laurie Farrell to approve removal of local graduation requirements, personal finance, and parenting (classes will still be offered just not a requirement to graduate) 3 ayes, 1 nay.

Laurie. Wells moved, seconded by Peter Farrell to approve claims audit for May 1-31, 2024. Carried

Allison LaPrairie moved, seconded by Laurie Wells to approve CSE Recommendations # 11282018, 000092010, 091940100, 091940024, 091940058, 000092088, 091940101,000092004,091940046, 091940128, 091940135, 00092009, Carried.

Allison LaPrairie moved, seconded by Peter Farrell to approve Cooperative bidding 2024-25. Carried

Allison LaPrairie moved, seconded by Laurie Wells to approve excess fund balance resolution. Carried.

Peter Farrell moved, seconded by Allison LaPrairie to approve Ben Strader as volunteer boys’ varsity soccer coach pending fingerprints. Carried.

Peter Farrell moved, seconded by Allison LaPrairie to approve 2024-25 extracurricular advisors. Carried.

Allison LaPrairie moved, seconded by Peter Farrell to approve agreement between Indian Lake CSD and Long Lake CSD for evaluation/re-evaluation of CSE students.

Peter Farrell moved, seconded by Allison LaPrairie to approve Natasha West request for maternity leave. Carried.

Peter Farrell moved, seconded by Allison LaPrairie to approve selling of weight room and flat bench and decline bench on Auction’s International. Carried.

Allison LaPrairie moved, seconded by Laurie Wells to adjourn the regular session at 7:15pm. Carried.

Friday, July 5, 2024

County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing

 Supervisors July 3 2024



County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing

By Pete Klein

Lake Pleasant— When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on July 3, a PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF 2024 – A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE AN INCREASE IN THE COMPENSATION OF THE COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICER was presented as follows.

BE IT RESOLVED, that proposed Local Law No. 2 of the year 2024 entitled, “A Local Law to Provide an Increase in the Compensation of the County Personnel Officer” be and the same is hereby introduced to the Board of Supervisors, and be it further

RESOLVED, that a copy of the aforesaid proposed Local Law be laid upon the desks of each member of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors shall hold a public hearing on the said proposed Local Law at the County Office Complex, Route 8, Lake Pleasant, New York, on the 1st day of August 2024, at 10:45 AM, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors publish or cause to be published a public notice in the official newspaper of the County of said public hearing at least five (5) days prior thereto.

PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF THE YEAR 2024

A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE AN INCREASE IN THE COMPENSATION OF THE COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICER

BE IT ENACTED, by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors as follows:

SECTION 1. As per Section 201 of County Law, the Board of Supervisors can only increase the salary of a county officer who is elected for a fixed term or appointed for a fixed term, in the middle of that term of office, if Section 24 (2)(h) of the Municipal Home Rule Law is complied with. In keeping with that compliance, Local Law No. 2 of 2024 is hereby enacted setting the annual salary for the County Personnel Officer at $62,290.92 effective July 1, 2024.

SECTION 2. This Local Law shall take effect forty-five (45) days from the date of adoption by the Board of Supervisors unless a petition is filed in accordance with Municipal Home Rule law, and after filing with the Secretary of State.

CONTRACT WITH FULTON COUNTY FOR IT SERVICES - HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

WHEREAS Hamilton County entered into an agreement with Fulton County for providing server and support services for the Hamilton County Board of Elections, and other services as necessary/mutually agreeable for Hamilton County Board of Elections, and

WHEREAS the Board of Elections is recommending continuing to contract with Fulton County for IT Services, and

WHEREAS, Fulton County has made a proposal for a new contract for the server support services which includes: Operation and maintenance of the BOE server(s), Remote access to BOE systems in the event of an emergency, Regular backup of BOE Data, Remote and, if necessary on- site support for PC’s to access BOE software, Assistance with certifying compliance with NY State Cybersecurity regulations for $8,500.00 annually for support, server operation, and backups, billed immediately and on-site of $60.00 per hour, plus mileage at the current IRS mileage reimbursement rate at the time of service, and

WHEREAS, the majority of the associated cost is hereby determined to be a professional service, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to enter into contract with Fulton County, for said services for a term of January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024.

IN OTHER BUSINESS the following resolutions were approved.

HEALTHCARE WORKER BONUS OVERPAYMENT

WHEREAS, the Personnel Officer has found an overpayment of Healthcare Worker Bonus funds received in 2023, and

WHEREAS it was required to complete a Healthcare Worker Bonus Overpayment Self- Disclosure report to the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, and

WHEREAS, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General has issued a Remittance Advice in the amount of the overpayment, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is authorized to create Account No. A1325.0413 Healthcare Worker Bonus Overpayment and fund said account by transferring $1,614.75 from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law and be it further.

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to make payment in the amount of $1,614.75 from Account No. A1325.0413 Healthcare Worker Bonus Overpayment to: NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General Bureau of Collections Management 800 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12204 and the Personnel Officer so notified.

BOARD OF ELECTION GRANT – TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND ELECTION RESOURCE (TIER) GRANT PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Elections has been awarded the Technology Innovation and Election Resource (TIER) Grant BOE01 – T004363 – 1110000 in 2021, for an amount up to $6,850.77, term of contract 04/07/2021 to 01/27/2023, and

WHEREAS this grant has been amended and extended from 04/07/2021 to 03/31/2025, for the amount up to $26,824.62, and

WHEREAS this grant is reimbursable for actual costs per the Work Plan submitted by the Hamilton County Board of Elections, and

WHEREAS, both Commissioners have agreed to and signed off on said Work Plan, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the original Master Grant and the term extension of the Technology Innovation and Election Resource (TIER) Grant BOE01 – T004363 – 1110000, and be it further

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to create Revenue Account No. A3089.1000 BOE TIER Grant.

BOARD OF ELECTION GRANT – ABSENTEE BALLOT PRE-PAID POSTAGE GRANT PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Elections has been awarded the Absentee Ballot Pre-Paid Postage Grant BOE01 – T004588 – 1110000, in 2022 for an amount up to

$11,201.75, term of contact 07/01/2022 to 12/31/2022, and

WHEREAS this grant has been amended and extended from 01/28/23 to 03/31/2025, for the amount up to $22,403.50, and

WHEREAS this grant is reimbursable for actual costs per the Work Plan submitted by the Hamilton County Board of Elections, and

WHEREAS, both Commissioners have agreed to and signed off on said Work Plan, now, therefore, be it.

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the original Master Grant, and the term extension of the Absentee Ballot Pre- Paid Postage Grant BOE01 – T004588 – 1110000, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to create Revenue Account No. A3089.1100 BOE Absentee Ballot Pre-Paid Postage.

AGREEMENT WITH NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has received a new 5-year agreement from the Unified Court System for security services to the courts of Hamilton, and

WHEREAS, the contract begins on April 1, 2024 and ends on March 31, 2029, and

WHEREAS, the contract stated in pertinent part, “All subsequent periods of the contract, the maximum compensation and where necessary new staffing schedule for that period are to be established by mutual written agreement of the parties.,” and

WHEREAS, the State Unified Court System has provided a proposal wherein the period of the contract begins on April 1, 2024 and ends on March 31, 2025, the maximum compensation for the period is Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) and the Hamilton County Sheriff provides an attendant staffing schedule, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Sheriff has provided an Attendant Staffing Schedule to the State Court System,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to execute an agreement with the New York State Unified Court System to provide Court Attendant Staffing by the Hamilton County Sheriff for the maximum compensation of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) for the period of time beginning on April 1, 2024 and ending on March 31, 2025.

CONTRACT WITH MICHELLE KELLY TO INSTRUCT YOGA CLASSES 

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service maintains an agreement between Warren/Hamilton Office for the Aging to provide services for Hamilton County residents under a Community Services Contract code A.6780 10 470, and

WHEREAS this contract has been submitted for renewal for the period August 1, 2024 – July 31, 2025 in the full amount of $3,313.00, and

WHEREAS Michelle Kelly of 219 Lake Snow Road, Indian Lake, NY is a certified Yoga Instructor and wishes to contract with Hamilton County to instruct Yoga Classes, and

WHEREAS the term of this contract shall be from August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025 and compensated at a rate of $40.00 per class plus mileage at the current county rate, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with Michelle Kelly to instruct Yoga classes to the residents of Hamilton County, for the period August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025 at a rate of $40.00 per class plus mileage upon approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

INCREASE EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES BUDGET

WHEREAS, $5,000.00 was budgeted for Early Intervention program services in the 2024 budget, and

WHEREAS there has been an increase in the Early Intervention caseload causing a budget shortage, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to increase Account No. A4059.0401 EI Program Fees by $5,000.00 to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A1621 EI Fees for Svs-3rd Prt by $5,000.00.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS - SOCIAL SERVICES

WHEREAS funds will be exhausted in the Hamilton County Department of Social Services Appropriation Account No. A6119.0401, Foster Care, during the month of July, 2024 due to a residential foster care placement, and

WHEREAS funds will be exhausted in the Hamilton County Department of Social Services Appropriation Account No. A6070.0402, Services for Recipients, before the end of the 2024 Budget year, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the following transfers be made: From: A6109.401 Family Assistance $ 100,000.00 To: A6119.401 Foster Care $ 80,000.00 To: A6070.402 Services for Recipients$ 20,000.00 and the County Treasurer be so authorized.

FULTON COUNTY INFORMATION SERVICES CONTRACT – PROBATION 

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Probation Department began contracting with the Fulton County Information Services Department to provide hosting and IT services for their Caseload Explorer Program on October 1, 2013, and

WHEREAS, the Probation Department wishes to continue receiving this service, and WHEREAS, the Fulton County IT Department is willing to continue this service at the same rate of $2,800.00 per year, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign a contract between Hamilton County Probation Department and the Fulton County Information Services Department for $2,800.00 per year, effective January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.

RATIFYING THE 2023 ACCEPTANCE OF BID FOR BRIDGE/BUILDING REPAIR & PNEUMATICALLY PROJECTED CONCRETE

WHEREAS Resolution No. 83-23 was adopted by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors awarding a bid for and authorizing the contract for Bridge/Building Repair & Pneumatically Projected Concrete with R & B Construction LLC, and

WHEREAS the Board of Ethics received a complaint regarding certain projects under said contract, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Ethics has recommended the contract be ratified by the Board of Supervisors in a public meeting in accordance with Section 14 of the Code of Ethics, be it

RESOLVED, that the bid for Specification No. 1-2023 Bridge/Building Repair & Pneumatically Projected Concrete be awarded to R & B Construction LLC at the following amounts for all locations as per the requirements of the Hamilton County Highway Superintendent: Randy J. Bascom, Owner, R & B Construction, L.L.C. 1094 Bulls Head Rd., Amsterdam, N.Y. 12010

A. Foreman W/equipped field truck $100.00; B. Carpenter/Iron Worker $90.00; C. Laborer $ 98.00 - Total $288.00 and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Highway Superintendent, County Attorney and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PAYMENT TO ADIRONDACK TRUCK REPAIR, LLC – INSURANCE REPAIR

WHEREAS Vehicle #120 – 2015 Mack Granite was involved in an accident and the repairs for the damage were completed by Adirondack Truck Repair, LLC, and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator recommends the payment of said repairs of the 2015 Mack Granite, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to increase Account No. A1910.0402 Repairs to Vehicles-Insurance by $41,381.06 to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A2680.0000 Insurance Recoveries by $41,381.06, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make a check payable to: Adirondack Truck Repair, LLC, 375 Big Bay Rd., Queensbury, NY for Invoice #39595 in the amount of $41,381.06 and the funds be taken out of Account No. A1910.0402 Repairs to Vehicles-Insurance and the Fleet Coordinator and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

AMENDING AMOUNT OF 2024 BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR CAPITAL ROAD PROJECTS

WHEREAS the budget appropriation amount for Capital Road Projects for 2024 was set and adopted for $1,300,000.00 for Account No. D5112.0202 Capital Projects, and

WHEREAS, that amount is estimated by the County Highway Superintendent in September of the previous year based on previous allocations of State CHIPS funding for highway projects and the actual amount is set after the State Budget is adopted, and

WHEREAS the actual adopted State Budget for 2024-2025 for Hamilton County from the state CHIPS, Pave NY, Extreme Weather Recovery (EWR) and Pave Our Potholes (POP) funds for the State fiscal year 2024-2025 is set at $1,388,367.24 including rollover funds, and

WHEREAS the County Highway Superintendent recommends that the County Board of Supervisors amend the 2024 appropriation for capital projects from $1,300,000.00 to $1,388,367.24 for 2024 County Highway Projects, be it

RESOLVED, that the 2024 budget appropriation for Capital Road Projects Account No. D5112.0202 be amended from $1,300,000.00 to $1,388,367.24 and also increase Revenue Account No. D3501.0000 Consolidated Highway Aid from $1,300,000.00 to $1,388,367.24 and the County Treasurer be so authorized and Clerk of the Board and County DPW Superintendent be so notified.

APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY ROAD FUND PROJECTS FOR 2024

WHEREAS there has been appropriated in the 2024 highway budget the sum of $1,300,000.00 for the construction of County Road Fund Projects for 2024 and these funds are 100% reimbursed through the Consolidation Highway Improvement Program (CHIP’s), and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has recommended the expenditure of

$40,000.00 for the construction of the following project:

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 5 Town of Benson

Co. Rd. No. 6A – W. Stony Creek Rd., HMA Base @ 20 ft.; Approx. 0.15-mile $40,000.00 Account No. D5112.2544 and

WHEREAS the above designated roads and bridge are on a completed system of the Hamilton County road map adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Hamilton County and approved by the Commissioner of Transportation, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does allot and appropriate from Account No. D5112.202 Capital Projects, the sum of $40,000.00, for the construction of the above designated projects as recommended by the County Highway Superintendent and the County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

AUTHORIZING HOURLY RATE ADJUSTMENT OF DPW EMPLOYEES - BLASTING DATED: JULY 3, 2024

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee and Internal Management Committee to recommend an hourly rate adjustment for DPW employees licensed to use explosives for blasting as follows -

Christopher Mitchell, - from $5.00 per hour to $10.00 per hour when performing blasting projects William Rehm – from $5.00 per hour to $10.00 per hour when performing blasting projects and

WHEREAS, the Public Works and Internal Management Committees recommend these adjustments, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the Personnel Officer is authorized to adjust the employees as stated hereon effective immediately and the DPW Superintendent, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

TANDEM DUMP TRUCK WITH PLOW EQUIPMENT FOR 2024

WHEREAS the Public Works department has had a tandem truck with plow equipment ordered since December of 2022, and

WHEREAS this said truck will not be delivered in 2024 and the Superintendent has located a tandem truck that will be available in a few months from TENCO Industries under Sourcewell Contract Pricing #062222-AGI-5, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent has met with the Public Works committee to discuss the need to purchase a tandem in 2024, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent and the Public Works recommends purchasing the said vehicle as follows – 1 – 2024 Western Star 49X with Tenco plow equipment and Beau-Roc Stainless Dump body - $313,765.00 delivered be it

RESOLVED, that the Public Works Superintendent is hereby authorized to issue a purchase order for the said 2024 Western Star 49X from TENCO Industries, 5700 South Lima Road, Lakeville, NY for a total of $313,765.00 delivered, and the Clerk of the Board, County Treasurer, and Public Works Superintendent be so notified.

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HAMILTON COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

WHEREAS Chris D. Rhodes, Supervisors’ Representative has resigned, therefore creating a vacancy, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors has received from the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District a recommendation that Beth Hunt be appointed as Supervisor Representative to the Board of Directors of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, be it

RESOLVED, that Beth Hunt be appointed as Supervisors’ Representative to the Board of Directors for the remaining term commencing July 3, 2024 terminating December 31, 2024.


Monday, September 11, 2023

County to spend $345,000 to attract tourists to the county.

 Supervisors September 7 2023



County to spend $345,000 to attract tourists to the county.

BY PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on September 7, it authorized numerous resolutions, including the following one which basically authorizes the County to spend $172,500 to get $172,500 from the State to spend a total of $345,000 to attract tourist to the county.

CONTINUATION OF TOURIST PROMOTION AGENCY FOR HAMILTON COUNTY AND AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION TO NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR MATCHING FUNDS FOR PROMOTION OF TOURISM

WHEREAS the New York State Department of Economic Development is empowered to approve application from local governments for matching funds to be used for promoting tourism therein, and

WHEREAS, the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has recommended that an application for such funds be submitted to the Department of Economic Development for matching funds up to the amount appropriated therefore within the New York State budget, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that, Michelle Clement of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism be, and hereby is, authorized and directed to submit an application to Kelly Rabideau-Baquerizo, Tourism Matching Funds Director, Empire State Development Division of Tourism, Albany, New York 12245, for matching funds in an amount up to One Hundred Seventy-two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($172,500.00) to be used for the promotion of tourism in Hamilton County, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is hereby named Project Director in relation thereto, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby certifies to the New York State Department of Economic Development that both the County of Hamilton and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism have been in existence for more than three (3) years, and be it further

RESOLVED, that in order to comply with Commerce Law, Article 5-A (New York State Tourism Promotion Act) that the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism be the duly designated tourist promotion agency for the County of Hamilton for the fiscal year of 2023/2024, and the County Treasurer be so advised.


AUTHORIZING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 3 OF 2023 A LOCAL LAW TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL MORTGAGE RECORDING TAX WITHIN THE COUNTY OF

HAMILTON DATED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2023

RESOLVED, that proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2023 titled “A LOCAL LAW TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL MORTGAGE RECORDING TAX WITHIN THE COUNTY OF HAMILTON”, attached hereto and made a part hereof, be, and the same hereby is introduced before the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, and in order to give interested members of the public the opportunity to be heard thereon, the Board of Supervisors shall hold a public hearing at the Supervisors’ Rooms in the Hamilton County Municipal Building on the 5th day of October, 2023, at 11 a.m., on the matter of the adoption of said proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2023, entitled “A LOCAL LAW TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL MORTGAGE RECORDING TAX WITHIN THE COUNTY OF HAMILTON”, and it be further RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors be, and she hereby is authorized and directed to give notice of such public hearing in the manner provided by law.

APPROVAL OF BIDS ON AUCTIONED TAX PARCELS

WHEREAS the County of Hamilton held the annual foreclosure auction on-line on August 28-30, 2023, and

WHEREAS, attached hereto and made part hereof is Schedule “A” which contains the names of the high bidder, the tax parcel number, and the bid price for each parcel, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Treasurer has reviewed the bids for each tax parcel and recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve the bids and sale of said parcels to the high bidders, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Section 116 of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, does hereby approve the bid price for each map parcel shown on “Schedule A” and does hereby authorize the transfer of said property to the named high bidder subject to receipt of the entire bid amount along with associated transfer costs and the approval of the County Attorney, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to execute Quit Claim Deeds for said tax map parcels to the high bidder and to execute all other necessary documents to transfer said tax map parcels to the high bidder.

Town of Morehouse: Bidder: Matthew Keicher, Sr. Parcel: 125.013-1-31 Bid Price: $4,500.00

Town of Wells: Bidder: Domenico Clemente Parcel: 130.014-1-6 Bid Price: $206,000.00

Elegance Property Management LLC Takia Walker Parcel: 130.018-2-11.110 Bid Price: $1,000.00

CONTRACT WITH THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM FOR COURT CLEANING AND MINOR REPAIRS – 2023-2028

WHEREAS, the State of New York, pursuant to the laws of 1996, Chapter 686, began to assume responsibility for the costs of cleaning and minor repairs to the court facilities, and

WHEREAS the County is now in receipt of a new five-year agreement which runs from SFY 2023-2024 through SFY 2027-2028, and

WHEREAS the initial contract period is for April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024 for an amount not to exceed $191,827.00, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the Chairman to enter into a contract with the Unified Court System for the purposes of being reimbursed for the costs of cleaning and making minor repairs to the Hamilton County Court facilities, for the period of April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028.

AUTHORIZING RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFIT FOR STERLING GOODSPEED

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors has been asked to review the eligibility of Sterling Goodspeed for retiree health insurance under the applicable rules, and

WHEREAS the Civil Service history and payroll record represents a challenge in that as a salaried Assistant District Attorney the pattern of hours worked and hourly rates appear to bounce around without explanation, and

WHEREAS Sterling had no reason to ask for an interpretation of eligibility for County health insurance until March 1, 2012, at which time Resolution No. 93-12 of 2012 determined him eligible at 30 hours per week (full-time) $29.313 per hour, and $45,904 annual, and

WHEREAS, the Employee Handbook has different rules for those who were full-time employees of Hamilton County prior to 2010 (ten years of full-time service), and

WHEREAS, for the purpose of this review, 2009 shows an annual salary for Sterling Goodspeed of $45,225 consistent with what was determined full-time in 2012, and

WHEREAS, counting the 5 years Sterling worked as Assistant District Attorney when it appears he was clearly full-time (2009-2013), as well as the 5 years he has currently worked in an eligible position in the Public Defense Office, gives him 10 years, though not consecutive, and

WHEREAS the County in the past granted retiree health insurance benefit in the case of 15 non-consistent years, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Sterling Goodspeed is deemed fully eligible should he retire at the end of 2028, and prior to that based on the following: End of 2026 – 20% Retiree Share. No Retiree Health Insurance benefit for retirement before that date and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer, Personnel Officer, and Sterling Goodspeed be so notified.

AUTHORIZING 28 HOUR WORK WEEK FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION IN THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE

WHEREAS, the Assigned Counsel Panel for Hamilton County has been converted to a Public Defender system, and

WHEREAS, the Public Defender’s Office presently employs an Administrative Assistant for 21 hours per week, and

WHEREAS the job responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant have expanded significantly to include state reporting on every criminal disposition in each calendar year, qualification of clients at court appearances according to state income guidelines, office management at Public Defender’s Office, file management for both criminal and family court, legal research and document preparation and general coordination of a three-attorney law practice, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the position of Administrative Assistant in the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office is expanded to a work week of 28 hours with a salary rate set at $21.179 per hour so as to align with 100% reimbursement funding provided by the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services for an annual salary of $38,546.00 effective September 11, 2023.

AUTHORIZING CHAIRMAN TO SIGN CONTRACT WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE RELATED SERVICES FOR THE PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM – TOWN OF WEBB UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service is required to provide for Related Services (Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy Services) for children aged 3-5, who reside within Hamilton County and have a developmental delay as defined through a comprehensive evaluation, through the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) process, and

WHEREAS, Town of Webb Union Free School District can provide these related services through the New York State Department of Education, and

WHEREAS the frequency and duration of services for each child is based on the findings of the comprehensive evaluation and rules applying to section 4410 of the NYS Education Law, as determined by the CPSE committee in preparing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and

WHEREAS the compensation for related services are set at rates in conjunction with the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Department of Education, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with said provider to provide the aforesaid services for the period of September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024 pursuant to an aforesaid IEP for each eligible child, with compensation for services rendered at the current approved rates set forth for Hamilton County by the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Education Department, upon approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer be so notified.

AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH SPEECH THERAPIST – HONORA BICHE DATED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2023

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service contracts with individual providers of speech and language pathologies for several programs, and

WHEREAS, Honora Biche of 170 Chartier Road, Northville, NY 12134, is a duly licensed Speech and Language Pathologist by the NYS Department of Education, Office of Professions and wishes to contract with the Nursing Service, and

WHEREAS the term of this contract shall be from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024 and compensated at a rate of $75.00 per visit, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with Honora Biche, SLP to provide speech therapy to the residents of Hamilton County, for the period October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024 at a rate of $75.00 per visit, upon approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

AUTHORIZING THE 2023 CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PLAN ANNUAL UPDATE 

WHEREAS Resolution No. 119-18 adopted April 5, 2018 authorized the April 1, 2018- March 31, 2023 Child & Family Services Plan, and

WHEREAS, New York State Office of Children and Family Services extended the current plan cycle through June 30, 2024, and

WHEREAS Roberta A Bly has provided the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors with the April 1, 2023- March 31, 2024 Child & Family Services Plan Annual Update, be it

RESOLVED, that Roberta A Bly, Commissioner of Social Services & Executive Director of the County Youth Bureau; Amy Granger, Probation Director and the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors are authorized to sign.

AMEND COUNTY BUDGET AND CONTRACT WITH THE HAMILTON, FULTON, MONTGOMERY PREVENTION COUNCIL

WHEREAS, the County of Hamilton has approved the 2023 contract with the Hamiton, Fulton, Montgomery Prevention Council to provide Prevention Services to the residents of Hamilton County, and

WHEREAS NYS OASAS funding was increased in the most recent State Aid Letter by $2,384.00, and

WHEREAS the current contract does not reflect this increase in the County’s 2023 budget, be it

RESOLVED, that Revenue Acct. No. A.3484.100 and Expenditure Acct. No. A.4310.0425 both be increased by $2,384.00, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby approves amending the County’s 2023 contract with Hamilton, Fulton, Montgomery Prevention Council from $78,449.00 to $80,833.00, and the Treasurer be so advised.

CREATING REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNTS FOR SYSTEM OF CARE GRANT – COMMUNITY SERVICES

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Community Services has been awarded a grant to develop a System of Care, and

WHEREAS there is not currently a revenue and expenditure account associated with this grant, be it

RESOLVED, that Account No. A4310.0411 Systems of Care Grant be created in the amount of $22,334.00 to be totally offset by creating Revenue Account No. A4490.0200 Systems of Care Grant in the amount of $22,334.00.

CREATING SECRETARY POSITION - COMMUNITY SERVICES

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Services department will have a vacancy in the Clerk position as of September 11, 2023, and

WHEREAS the duties of the position require a higher skill level than that of Clerk, be it

RESOLVED, that the current Clerk position become a Secretary position, and be it further RESOLVED, that Account No. A4310.0104 and Account No. A4320.0104 be renamed

Secretary, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Personnel Officer be authorized to advertise the vacant position as a Secretary position and the County Treasurer and Director of Community Services be so notified.

CREATION OF MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY AIDE POSITION – COMMUNITY SERVICES

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Community Services is no longer providing Health Home Management Services, and

WHEREAS there is a need for intensive in-home services to support the Mental Health Therapy being provided by Hamilton County Community Services’ Social Workers, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Services receives State Aid to provide Case Management Services for 2024, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Services would like to create the Mental Health Therapy Aide position to address those needs using State Aid funding and said position will begin in January 2024, be it

RESOLVED, the Mental Health Therapy Aide position be created to be filled January 2024.

OFFERING REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PREVENTION SERVICES – COMMUNITY SERVICES

WHEREAS, due to staffing concerns the Hamilton County Community Services Prevention Program is not sustainable, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Community Services Board has recommended contracting a community-based organization to operate said services, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Services receives State Aid for those services, be it

RESOLVED, that the Director of Community Services be authorized to prepare a Request for Applications for the provision of Prevention Services with the State Aid allotted for those services.

AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF HAMILTON COUNTY’S CONTRACT WITH THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR THREE YEARS

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors authorized ROOST to provide the Tourism Promotion services for Hamilton County through 2023, and

WHEREAS this contractual relationship has been very successful and of great benefit to Hamilton County, and

WHEREAS, both Hamilton County and ROOST are in favor of extending the contract, and

WHEREAS the current contract with ROOST ends December 31, 2023, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the 2024 contract will have a 10% increase over the previous contract to cover rising costs, and be it further

RESOLVED, that with the County Attorney’s approval, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign a 3-year contract with ROOST.

AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO WARRENSBURG COLLISION CENTER, INC. – INSURANCE REPAIR

WHEREAS Vehicle #621 - 2019 Chevy 3833 was involved in an accident and the repairs for the damage were completed by Warrensburg Collision Center, Inc., and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator recommends the payment of said repairs of the 2019 Chevy 3833, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to increase Account No. A1910.0402 Repairs to Vehicles-Insurance by $2,684.70 to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A2680.0000 Insurance Recoveries by $2,684.70, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make a check payable to: Warrensburg Collision Center, Inc. 3985 Main Street Warrensburg, NY for Invoice #6228 in the amount of $2,884.70 and the funds be taken out of Account No. A1910.0402 Repairs to Vehicles-Insurance and the Fleet Coordinator and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO TECHNICAL BUILDING SERVICES (TBS) – INDIAN LAKE COUNTY FACILITY

WHEREAS Resolution No. 215-23 authorized the purchase and installation of AC condensers in the Social Service and Legal Wings in the Indian Lake County Building Facility by Technical Building Services, Inc. (TBS) at a cost of $38,250.00, and

WHEREAS, during installation of the AC condensers TBS recommended the installation of drains for the A-coils that wasn’t part of the original specifications, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent authorized the drains to be installed upon the recommendation of TBS, and

WHEREAS the drains are installed and have been inspected by the DPW Building Project Supervisor and deemed complete, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Treasurer is authorized to make payment to Technical Building Services, Inc., 12E Commerce Drive, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3631 in the amount of $1,100.00 from Account No. A1620.414 Five-Year Building Project Plan and the DPW Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY ROAD FUND PROJECTS FOR 2023

WHEREAS there has been appropriated in the 2023 highway budget the sum of

$1,373,283.85 for the construction of County Road Fund Projects for 2023 and these funds are 100% reimbursed through the Consolidation Highway Improvement Program (CHIP’s), and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has recommended the expenditure of $75,000.00 for the construction of the following project:

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 6 Town of Wells Co. Rd. No. 16 – Gilmantown Road Rd., Bank stabilization, Culvert Installation & Base & Top @ 20 ft. Approx. 600 feet…$75,000.00 Account No. D5112.2539 and

WHEREAS the above designated road is on a completed system of the Hamilton County road map adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Hamilton County and approved by the Commissioner of Transportation, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does allot and appropriate from Account No. D5112.0202 Capital projects, the sum of $75,000.00, for the construction of the above designated project as recommended by the County Highway Superintendent and the County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

APPROVAL FOR AMENDING CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY ROAD FUND PROJECTS FOR 2023

WHEREAS Resolution No. 161-23 authorized the construction of County Road Fund Projects for 2023, and

WHEREAS, due to weather-related issues the Superintendent recommends the adjustments or delays of certain projects authorized for 2023, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends the postponement of the following approved projects until 2024 - COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 3 Town of Wells Co. Rd No. 8 – Griffin Road, HMA overlay Base & PPST Top @ 20 ft. Approx. 1.5 mile…$210,000.00 Account No. 5112.2536

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 5 Town of Indian Lake Co. Rd. No. 4 – Big Brook Road, Replace Large Culvert, and pave Base and Top Approx. 0.4 miles…$100,000.00 Account No. 5112.2538 and

WHEREAS the total CHIP’s appropriation for County Road Projects No.3 and No.5 totals $310,000.00, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends that $310,000.00 be transferred back into Account No. D5112.0202 Capital Projects, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends amending the following County Road Capital Projects for 2023 as follows –

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 1 Town of Indian Lake

Co. Rd. No. 12 – Cedar River Rd., Improve drainage, recycle base and HMA Base @ 21 ft. Approx. 2.4 miles… $500,000.00

Account No. D5112.2534

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 2 Town of Arietta

Co. Rd No. 24 – Old Piseco Road, HMA overlay Base &Top @ 20 ft.

Approx. 2.0 miles… $285,900.22

Account No. 5112.2535 and

WHEREAS the above designated roads are on a completed system of the Hamilton County road map adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Hamilton County and approved by the Commissioner of Transportation, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does approve the adjustments and postponements of the above designated projects as recommended by the County Highway Superintendent and that the other County Road Capital Projects remain the same, be it further.

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Treasurer be so authorized to make the transfers and adjustments to the above designated projects and the DPW Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR REPAIRS TO TRUCK #121

WHEREAS the DPW owns a 2012 International Paystar tandem dump truck that required the replacement of the high-pressure fuel pump and EGR valve and other emission repairs, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent sent the truck to H. L. Gage to diagnose the mechanical issues the truck was having and to have the repairs completed and the repairs were completed to truck #121 at a cost of $15,045.86 and the said truck is back in service, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to send payment to H.L. Gage Sales, Inc., PO Box 5170, Albany, NY 12205 in the amount of $15,045.86 for truck #121 and the funds be taken out of Account No. DM5310.0401 Repairs and Clerk of the Board and Highway Superintendent be so notified.

AUTHORIZING PURCHASE FOR 2022 SHERIFF VEHICLE

WHEREAS the Sheriff’s Office is need of a new vehicle for 2024, and

WHEREAS, because of the market shortages vehicles are very difficult to purchase, and WHEREAS, a 2022 Ram SSV pickup has become available from Main Motor Car that is under New York State Contract, and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator has met with the Public Works Committee and the Sheriff, and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator recommends the purchase of one (1) new Ram SSV Crew Cab Pickup, be it

RESOLVED, that the Fleet Coordinator is hereby authorized to order one (1) 2022 Ram SSV Pickup for the Sheriff’s Office mentioned herein for a total of $42,247.00 delivered from Main Motorcar, Johnstown, NY under NYS State Police Mini Bid #8161, Contract PC66680, and be it further

RESOLVED, that $42,247.00 be transferred from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. A3110.0202 Automobile to cover the cost of the vehicle and the County Treasurer be so authorized and the Sheriff, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF ONE VEHICLE - DPW

WHEREAS the Public Works department is need of a vehicle and because of the ability to purchase vehicles continues to be difficult, the Superintendent recommends purchasing when vehicles become available that are on contract pricing, and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator has met with the Public Works Committee to discuss the said vehicle purchase, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the Fleet Coordinator is authorized to purchase one (1) New 2023 Dodge Durango with options from Main Motorcar of Johnstown, NY under New York State Contract PC66680, Mini Bid #13382 pricing at a cost of $44,610.00 delivered, be it further

RESOLVED, that the funds be taken out of Account No. DM5130.0201 Road Equipment and the County Treasurer, Fleet Coordinator and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

AUTHORIZING COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO PURCHASE KOBELCO EXCAVATOR – DPW (Highway)

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee in regard to purchasing a Kobelco SK140 Excavator under Sourcewell Contract pricing, and

WHEREAS, the Public Works Committee recommends the purchase of the said excavator, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors authorizes the DPW Superintendent to purchase a 2023 Kobelco SK140-SR-7 with options delivered in the amount of $179,702.30 under Sourcewell Contract #011723-KBL from Robert H. Finke and Sons, Inc. of Selkirk, NY, and this will be a charge to Account D5112.0202 Permanent Improvements (CHIP’s) and the DPW Superintendent, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

RELOCATE FUEL DEPOT EQUIPMENT AT THE ARIETTA FUEL STATION FOR HAMILTON COUNTY

WHEREAS, Hamilton County is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Arietta Fuel Depot located at the Town of Arietta Highway Garage, and

WHEREAS, the Town of Arietta has completed a new highway garage onsite and will be demolishing the old highway garage, and

WHEREAS the electrical, safety and communication equipment for the fuel station that was installed in the old highway garage needed to be relocated, and

WHEREAS, said equipment was removed from the old highway garage and installed in a closer building onsite with new conduits, lines, and panels replaced as needed by R.M. Dalrymple, the vendor that services all of the Hamilton County Fuel Depots, and

WHEREAS the work has been inspected by the DPW Superintendent who recommends payment in the invoiced amount of $14,628.54, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Treasurer is authorized to make payment to R.M. Dalrymple Company, Inc., 15 Grace Moore Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 in the amount of $14,628.54 from Account No. DM5130.0405 Gas and Diesel, and the DPW Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

AUTHORIZING MICROWAVE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH NOKIA DATED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2023

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has multiple microwave sites, with more to be added in the future, to their communications system, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has been given a quote from Nokia, under NYS contract #PT64249 in the amount of $20,118.07, and

WHEREAS this contract is valid for the remainder of 2023 and 2024, and

WHEREAS this contract includes pricing for microwave maintenance and IP/MPLS Maintenance, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Emergency Services Office be authorized to purchase this one-year plan for microwave and IP/MPLS Maintenance Funding for this Purchase Order will be covered by funds available from NYS Department of Homeland Securities and Emergency Services, Office of Interoperable Communications Formula Grant SICG FY 18 Targeted grant, Account No. A3645.0428 ST18-1005-D00.

AUTHORIZING HAMILTON COUNTY TO JOIN THE RURAL HOUSING COALITION OF NEW YORK

WHEREAS, The Rural Housing Coalition of New York represents rural preservation companies, and other housing and community development professionals from government, non- profits and the private sector that share a common interest in serving all the residents of rural New York State, and

WHEREAS, The Coalition provides its members with training and technical assistance, networking opportunities with colleagues from around the state and serves as an information resource for funding, relevant laws and regulations, sample policies and best practices, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County like many other Counties in the Adirondacks is struggling with Workforce Housing, and Workforce Housing affordability, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that this Resolution Authorizes Hamilton County to join the Rural Housing Coalition of NY, and be it also

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to use the County Credit card to pay the membership fee ($250) to join.

AUTHORIZING REPLACEMENT OF BOILER – INDIAN LAKE DPW FACILITY DATED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2023

WHEREAS the heating boiler in the Indian Lake highway facility is need of replacing, and

WHEREAS, the Buildings Project Supervisor has request written quotes from three vendors and have received two written quotes for the purchase of the boiler and related supplies as follows –Security Supply, Johnstown, NY - $13,486.61; F. W. Webb, Queensbury, NY - $14,776.46; J. E. Sawyer, Glens falls, NY – Did not return a written quote and

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent recommends purchasing the Boiler and related supplies from Security Supply, and

WHEREAS, the Buildings Division will installing the said boiler in-house, be it RESOLVED, that hereby the Board of Supervisors authorizes the Superintendent for the purchase of the boiler and related supplies as recommended and it will be a charge to Account No. A1620.0414 Five-Year Building Project Plan and the County Treasurer, Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified.

AUTHORIZING AND FUNDING CAPITAL PROJECT FOR DAMAGE REPAIR FROM DR4723 JULY 2023 FLOODING

WHEREAS, on July 10, 2023 Hamilton County was hit by torrential rain, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County owned infrastructure of road and bridges received damage from the torrential rain flooding, and

WHEREAS, the County DPW department has begun repairing the damages to get roads and bridges reopened, and

WHEREAS, the DPW has needed to purchase materials such as crushed stone and crusher run gravel along with rental of equipment and has a contractor in place to begin repairing bridge abutment scouring, and

WHEREAS the DPW needs to have funding available for these resources while state and federal government agencies complete damage assessments from the disaster for Hamilton County for the related storm damage, and

WHEREAS, in the first instance the DPW Superintendent recommends the transfer of $100,000.00 from the County Road Fund balance to fund the permanent repairs, be it

RESOLVED, that $100,000.00 be transferred from County Road Fund Balance to Capital Account No.H2.8760.0401 July 2023 Flooding and that hereby the County Treasurer is authorized to make the said transfer and the Clerk of the Board and County DPW Superintendent be so notified.


Friday, August 4, 2023

County seeks broadband help

 Supervisors Aug 3 2023



County seeks broadband help

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on August 3, it passed numerous resolutions including the one following which calls upon the State of New York to work with Frontier to expand broadband coverage.

ASKING FOR THE ASSISTANCE OF THE NYS CONNECTALL OFFICE, NYS PSC, AND FCC IN DEALING WITH THE UNCERTAINTY OF PLANNING FOR BROADBAND WITH AND AROUND FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE AREA

WHEREAS Frontier Communications provides significant Broadband coverage/service in 8 out of 9 of the Towns in Hamilton County and across NYS, and

WHEREAS, Frontier Communications also has RODF (Rural Digital Opportunity Fund) Awards in each of those 8 Towns (across NYS Frontier was awarded $37,291,314.60 for 12,226 units assigned), and

WHEREAS none of the awarded areas in Hamilton County have currently been built, nor are they under construction, nor even permitted, as we understand the current situation, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County also understands we are not the only County in the State or within the Country in this same position, and

WHEREAS the excess amount of time allowed for construction under the RDOF program creates a significant challenges when our residents, children, and schools have immediate needs, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County, like many other Counties within NYS, has worked diligently on Broadband mapping (local work, PSC maps, FCC maps), all an effort to have quality information to plan from, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County takes very seriously our responsibility for working with NYS and the ConnectAll Office, as we seek funding to fill the remaining Broadband gaps across Hamilton County, and

WHEREAS key to our ability to plan, is being able to have open and engaged conversations with all the providers who are in a position to partner with the County in providing service, and

WHEREAS, for Hamilton County, Frontier Communications is a key player in terms of their current footprint, the RDOF Award, as well as in helping to fill the additional gaps, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County, and as we understand it other Counties in NYS are all struggling to plan around the uncertainty of the RDOF Awards (10 years to build out), now therefore, be it.

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County calls upon the NYS ConnectAll Office (as the future funds administrator), NYS PSC (as the NYS Mapping entity and also the overseer of part of Frontier Communications Service), as well as the FCC to work with all involved Counties to immediately set up a planning meeting with Frontier Communications so the following can be determined:

• What RDOF projects will be completed and by when?

• When will other System improvement work or Broadband expansions take place, if any are planned?

• What is the best model for dealing with County identified gaps or county/customer identified problems?

and be it further

RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Governor, ConnectAll Office, PSC, FCC, Adirondack Inter-County, NYSAC, and NACo.

PROCLAMATION FOR CONNIE MAHONEY 

On the Occasion of her Retirement

WHEREAS we would like to express special recognition to Connie Mahoney and to honor her for twenty-two plus years of distinguished service with Hamilton County; and 

WHEREAS Connie began her career on December 26, 2000 as a Part-time Account Clerk in the District Attorney’s office. On June 10, 2003, Connie’s position transitioned to full-time. After serving approximately 17 years in the District Attorney’s office, Connie changed careers and moved to the Department of Social Services, working as a Social Welfare Examiner; and 

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Connie for her dedication to the outstanding performance of her duties during her tenure; and 

WHEREAS it is the desire and honor of this Board to honor Connie Mahoney 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, do hereby commend and honor Connie Mahoney for her many years of service and dedication as a Hamilton County employee and extend our heartfelt thanks for a job well done and offer our good wishes for an enjoyable retirement.  

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, WE, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, have hereunto set our hand to this Proclamation this 3rd day of August, 2023.

BODY CAMERAS AND TASERS FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE 

WHEREAS, per Resolution No. 93-23 dated March 2, 2023, the Sheriff was authorized to purchase six Taser 7, six Axon Body 3 cameras with accessories and Evidence.com software, and 

WHEREAS an invoice has been received from Axon Enterprise Inc. for the new tasers, body cameras and software license for the Sheriff’s Office, be it 

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to create and fund Account No.  A 3110.0418 – Sheriff ARP Act in the amount of $39,792.77 to be offset by funding Revenue Account No. A 4089.0200 – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in the amount of $39,792.77, and be it further 

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay Axon Enterprise for Invoice No. INUS172391 in the amount of $39,792.77 from Account No. A 3110.0418 – Sheriff ARP Act. 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR UTV REPAIR 

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office loaned the 2016 Polaris UTV to New York State Department of Transportation for the flooding in Long Lake, and 

WHEREAS the 2016 Polaris UTV sustained damages that were repaired by Powerhouse Motorsports Corp. of 2493 State Highway 30, Mayfield, New York 12117, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Treasurer is hereby authorized to disburse to Powerhouse Motorsports Corp., $881.91 from Account No. A 3110.0401 – Sheriff Car Expense for said repairs. 

COMMUNITY SERVICES TO CONTRACT WITH LAKE PLEASANT CENTRAL SCHOOL FOR THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PREVENTION INITIATIVE SERVICES 

WHEREAS, Community Services has developed a Hamilton County School and Community Prevention Initiative that offers Hamilton County Schools a Clinical Social Worker and/or a Resource Officer services at a cost of $10,000.00 per year for one day of each service per week, and  

WHEREAS Lake Pleasant Central School has agreed to contract for one (1) day per week of School Resource Officer (SRO) at a total cost of $10,000.00 for the year beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024, be it  

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, Hamilton County Community Services is hereby authorized to contract with Lake Pleasant Central School for a School Resource Officer for an annual amount of $10,000.00 to be billed in monthly installments of $1,000.00 beginning September 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024.  

CONTRACT WITH INDIAN LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL FOR THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PREVENTION INITIATIVE SERVICES 

WHEREAS, Community Services has developed a Hamilton County School and Community Prevention Initiative that offers Hamilton County Schools a Clinical Social Worker and/or a Resource Officer services at a cost of $10,000.00 per year for one day of each service per week, and  

WHEREAS, Indian Lake Central School has agreed to contract for one (1) day per week of Social Worker Services at a total cost of $10,000.00 for the year beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024, be it  

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, Hamilton County Community Services is hereby authorized to contract with Indian Lake Central School for Social Worker Services for an annual amount of $10,000.00 to be billed in monthly installments of $1,000.00 beginning September 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024.  

CONTRACT WITH WELLS CENTRAL SCHOOL FOR THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PREVENTION INITIATIVE SERVICES 

WHEREAS, Community Services has developed a Hamilton County School and Community Prevention Initiative that offers Hamilton County Schools a Clinical Social Worker and/or a Resource Officer services at a cost of $10,000.00 per year for one day of each service per week, and  

WHEREAS, Wells Central School has agreed to contract for two (2) days per week of Social Worker Services and one (1) day per week of School Resource Officer (SRO) at a total cost of $30,000.00 for the year beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024, be it  

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, Hamilton County Community Services is hereby authorized to contract with Wells Central School for Social Worker Services and a School Resource Officer for an annual amount of $30,000.00 to be billed in monthly installments of $3,000.00 beginning September 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. 

COMMUNITY SERVICES TO CONTRACT WITH LONG LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL FOR THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PREVENTION INITIATIVE SERVICES  

WHEREAS, Community Services has developed a Hamilton County School and Community Prevention Initiative that offers Hamilton County Schools Clinical Social Worker and/or a Resource Officer services at a cost of $10,000.00 per year for one day of each service per week, and 

WHEREAS, Long Lake Central School has agreed to contract for one (1) day per week of Social Worker Services at a total cost of $10,000.00 for the year beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024, be it 

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, Hamilton County Community Services is hereby authorized to contract with Long Lake Central School for Social Worker Services for an annual amount of $10,000.00 to be billed in monthly installments of $1,000.00 beginning September 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. 

REPLACEMENT OF AC CONDENSERS IN THE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES AND LEGAL WINGS – INDIAN LAKE COUNTY FACILITY 

WHEREAS Resolution No. 215-23 authorized the purchase and installation of AC condensers in the Social Service and Legal Wings in the Indian Lake County Building Facility by Technical Building Services, Inc. (TBS) at a cost of $38,250.00, and 

WHEREAS a progress payment request of $15,300.00 has already been processed leaving the final balance upon completion of $22,950.00, and 

WHEREAS the condenser units have been fully installed and the work has been inspected by the DPW Building Project Supervisor and deemed complete, be it 

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Treasurer is authorized to make payment to Technical Building Services, Inc., 12E Commerce Drive, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3631 in the amount of $22,950.00 from Account No. A1620.0414 Five-Year Building Project Plan and the DPW Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so advised. 

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO PURCHASE TRACKED SKID STEER LOADER 

WHEREAS the Public Works Department owns a 2020 289D3 Cat Compact Track Loader, and 

WHEREAS Milton Cat has offered $70,189.00 for the currently County owned 2020 Cat 289D3 in as is condition (VIN JX901722) as trade in value toward the purchase of a 2023 Cat 289D3, and  

WHEREAS the County Highway Superintendent is recommending approval to purchase the said compact loader under State Contract pricing, be it 

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Highway Superintendent is authorized to purchase said Compact Tracked Loader under New York State Contract/Sourcewell #PC69406 pricing from Milton Cat, and be it further 

RESOLVED, the County Highway Superintendent is hereby authorized to trade in the 2020 Cat 289D3 VIN No.JX901722 compact tracked loader currently owned by Hamilton County and  that the trade in value is $70,189.00 and the final cost for the purchase of the 2023 Cat 289D3 is  $25,837.00 and the 60 month extended warranty cost of $1,173.05 for a total cost of 27,010.05  and this will be a charge to Account No. D5112.0202 Capital Projects and the County Treasurer, Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified.  

AWARD OF BID SPECIFICATION 12-2023 – OPEN TOP EJECTOR TRAILERS DATED: AUGUST 3, 2023 

WHEREAS the Public Works Committee authorized the County Highway Superintendent to advertise for bids for the purchase of two (2) New 2023 Model Year Open Top Ejector Trailers, and 

WHEREAS one (1) bid was received for two (2) New and Unused 2023 Open Top Ejector Trailers in accordance with Specification No. 12-2023 as advertised by the Highway Superintendent and Highway Committee, and 

WHEREAS the following bid was received: 

1. Spector Manufacturing, Inc. St. Claire, PA 17970 

2023 Spec Tec Model – SEO059696 as specified Bid price $229,868.00 and 

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent recommends awarding the bid to Spector Manufacturing Equipment, be it 

RESOLVED, that the award be made to Spector Manufacturing, Inc., PO Box 158, St.  Claire, PA 17970, and be it further. 

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to enter into a contract for the purchase of two (2) new 2023 Spec Tec Open Top Ejector Trailers with Spector Manufacturing, Inc. of St. Claire, PA in the amount of $229,868.00 with the approval of the County Attorney, and be it further 

RESOLVED, that payment be made to Spector Manufacturing, Inc. within 30 days of delivery of fully equipped and operational unit and acceptance by the County Highway Superintendent and that payment be made from Account No. A8189.0401 Solid Waste Reserve in the amount of $229,868.00 and the County Attorney, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so advised. 

PAYMENT FOR VEHICLES - PUBLIC HEALTH DATED: AUGUST 3, 2023 

WHEREAS Resolution No. 222-23 authorizes the County Fleet Coordinator to purchase two (2) 2023 Nissan Altima’s for use by Public Health, and 

WHEREAS the vehicles ordered were delivered, and 

WHEREAS, the County Fleet Coordinator has inspected the said vehicles and confirms they are accepted and meet specifications and recommends payment of said vehicles, be it 

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to Kingston Nissan, 140 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7444 in the amount of $60,238.42 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. A4050.0201 Automobile and the Public Health Director, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified. 

INTERMUNICIPAL EXTENSION AGREEMENT WITH FULTON COUNTY TO ACCEPT HAMILTON COUNTY’S MIXED SOLID WASTE AT THE FULTON COUNTY LANDFILL  

WHEREAS Hamilton County’s agreement with the Fulton County Landfill for disposal of County’s Mixed Solid Waste (MSW) expires on December 31, 2023, and 

WHEREAS the expiring agreement with Fulton County has an option for an extension agreement, and 

WHEREAS, the County has been negotiating with Fulton County to extend the current agreement to dispose the County’s MSW at the Fulton County Landfill located on Mud Road in Johnstown, and 

WHEREAS, the County has received an extension proposal from Fulton County that would enable Hamilton County to dispose of their MSW for a term of five (5) years beginning January 1, 2024 with an option to extend at the end of the extended five-year agreement as follows – 

January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024 - $52.00 per ton 

January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2025 - $53.00 per ton 

January 1, 2026 – December 31, 2026 - $54.00 per ton 

January 1, 2027 – December 31, 2027 - $55.00 per ton 

January 1, 2028 – December 31, 2028 - $56.00 per ton and 

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent feels that this proposal is an acceptable and reasonable and recommends moving forward as it provides a stable, cost-effective landfill for the disposal of the County’s MSW, be it 

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorize the Chairman of the Board to enter into a five (5) year Inter-Municipal Extension Agreement with Fulton County for the disposal of the County’s MSW beginning January 1, 2024 with the approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer, DPW Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so advised. 

REIMPOSING GENERAL SALES AND COMPENSATING USE TAXES IMPOSED AT THE RATE OF THREE PERCENT BY RESOLUTION NO. 20 OF 1968, ENACTED JANUARY 4, 1968, AS AMENDED, AND ALSO IMPOSING AN ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT RATE OF SUCH TAXES FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF SECTION 1210 OF ARTICLE 29 OF THE TAX LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of Hamilton County as follows:

RESOLUTION 210 of 2013 heretofore enacted by the Board of Supervisors is hereby amended such that Section 1 shall read as follows:

SECTION 1. Imposition of general sales and compensating use taxes. There are hereby imposed in this county and there shall be paid all of the sales and compensating use taxes described in Article Twenty-eight of the New York Tax Law as authorized by subdivision (a) of section twelve hundred ten of the Tax Law, at the rate of three percent. In addition to those taxes imposed at the rate of three percent, there are hereby imposed in this county and there shall be paid such sales and compensating use taxes at the additional rate of one percent, for the period commencing December 1, 2023, and ending November 30, 2025.

Effective date. The enactment of the foregoing amendment shall take effect December 1, 2023.

ABSTRACTING SERVICES FOR THE TREASURER’S OFFICE

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office each year has stub searches performed on delinquent properties that are part of the foreclosure procedure, and

WHEREAS, last year this was successfully performed by Mountain Abstract Company, Inc., and

WHEREAS Mountain Abstract Company, Inc. is able to provide the abstracting services we need at the same price as last year’s services; that being $125 per new search and $50 per two-year update search, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman is hereby authorized to enter into an abstracting agreement with Mountain Abstract Company, Inc., PO Box 140, Chestertown, NY 12817 under the same terms and conditions as was done last year, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

CONTRACT WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE RELATED SERVICES FOR THE PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM – INDIAN LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service is required to provide for Related Services (Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy Services) for children aged 3-5, who reside within Hamilton County and have a developmental delay as defined through a comprehensive evaluation, through the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) process, and

WHEREAS, Indian Lake Central School District can provide these related services through the New York State Department of Education, and

WHEREAS the frequency and duration of services for each child is based on the findings of the comprehensive evaluation and rules applying to section 4410 of the NYS Education Law, as determined by the CPSE committee in preparing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and

WHEREAS the compensation for related services are set at rates in conjunction with the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Department of Education, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with said provider to provide the aforesaid services for the period of September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024 pursuant to an aforesaid IEP for each eligible child, with compensation for services rendered at the current approved rates set forth for Hamilton County by the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Education Department, upon approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer be so notified.

CONTRACT WITH LAKE PLEASANT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THE PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service is required to provide for special education and related services for children aged 3-5, who reside within Hamilton County and have a developmental delay as defined through a comprehensive evaluation, through the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) process, and

WHEREAS Lake Pleasant Central School District is an approved provider of special education and related services through the New York State Department of Education, and

WHEREAS the frequency and duration of services for each child is based on the findings of the comprehensive evaluation and rules applying to section 4410 of the NYS Education Law, as determined by the CPSE committee in preparing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and

WHEREAS the compensation for special education and related services are set at rates in conjunction with the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Department of Education, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with said provider to provide the aforesaid services for the period of September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024 pursuant to an aforesaid IEP for each eligible child, with compensation for services rendered at the current approved rates set forth for Hamilton County by the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Education Department, upon approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

CONTRACTS FOR EVALUATION AND SERVICE PROVISION WITH CENTER-BASED SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR CHILDREN AGED 3-5 YEARS

WHEREAS Hamilton County is required to provide for Comprehensive evaluations for children aged 3-5, who reside within Hamilton County and have a suspected developmental delay through the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) process, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County is required to provide for any combination of Center-Based itinerant or related professional services including Special Education Itinerant (SEIT) Services; skilled Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Related services; Counseling and/or one-on-one Aide services for children determined to have an eligible level of developmental delay and require center-based services to fully meet their needs; as defined through the CPSE Process, and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 4410 of the New York State Education Law, the County is required to maintain contracts with several providers for the provision of comprehensive Evaluation and specialized center-based services as described above; in order to provide parents with a choice for service provision, and

WHEREAS reimbursement for comprehensive evaluation and subsequent center-based services is determined by the extent of the evaluation and results, and based on rates set in conjunction with the Rate Setting Unit of the New York State Education Department, and

WHEREAS Comprehensive Evaluations may be requested at any time and/or professional related service provision may be requested at any time through the regular school year and/or the 30-day summer session, and

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service represents Hamilton County as administrator of this program, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign contracts, upon approval of the County Attorney, for Comprehensive Evaluation and Center-Based professional service provision for children residing within Hamilton County at rates set by the New York State Department of Education, for the period of September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024 between the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service and, not limited to but including, the following center-based preschool service providers:

NYSARC, Inc. a/k/a The Children’s Corner – The Adirondack ARC, Tupper Lake, NY; Center for Disability Services (No evaluations), Dba Prospect Center, Queensbury, NY; Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Inc, Utica, NY; Kelberman Center, Inc, 

Utica, NY.


Friday, July 28, 2023

Supervisors support emergency communications

 

Supervisors July 25 2023

  


Supervisors support emergency communications

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—At a special meeting held on July 25, Hamilton County Board of Supervisors passed several resolutions, including two continuing support of emergency communications.

EXTENSION OF AGREEMENT WITH RS TELECOM FOR MICROWAVE MAINTENANCE

WHEREAS Hamilton County is in the process of procuring Microwave Service through Nokia’s OGS contract and the SmartHands provision of same, and

WHEREAS Nokia and RSTelecom need additional time to finalize the details for RS Telecom to provide SmartHands service through Nokia to Hamilton County, and

WHEREAS the County can’t be without service in the interim, and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 263-22 of August 4, 2022 extended the current RS Telecom Contract through July 31, 2023, and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 236-19, authorized Hamilton County to retain the professional services of RS Telecom for microwave service and maintenance for the Lake Pleasant, Oak Mt, East Mt., and Blue Mt. sites for a two-year period, subsequently extended by Resolutions 217-21 and 263-22, now, therefore, be it.

RESOLVED, that upon approval of Homeland Security and the County Attorney, the Chairman be authorized to sign a 45-day contract extension with RS Telecom to continue providing service under the same terms and conditions, and that the Emergency Services Director be so notified.

AUTHORIZING FIBER CIRCUIT THROUGH FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS TO CONNECT LAKE PLEASANT (911 DISPATCH CENTER) TO THE HOPE TOWER SITE

WHEREAS Hamilton County is in the process of permitting an Emergency Communications Tower in the Town of Hope, and

WHEREAS there is no viable microwave path currently available to the Hope Tower site, and

WHEREAS it is critical not to delay this site any further, so Hamilton County proposes to use a Fiber connection in advance of the Microwave connection being developed, and

WHEREAS Frontier is the only provider that has Fiber directly from Lake Pleasant to Hope, now, therefore, be it.

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes a 5-year agreement with Frontier Communications, for $380.00 per month, for the necessary fiber connection (Circuit) as specified by C&S Engineering and proposed by Frontier, and be it also

RESOLVED, that no monthly payments shall be due, nor start to accrue, until the fiber connection is in place and all the equipment has been tested, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Frontier Communications and the County Emergency Preparedness Director be so notified.

PURCHASE TWO VEHICLES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH 2023

WHEREAS, Fleet Coordinator has determined the Public Health needs two new vehicles, and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator has a current a bid for a 2023 Nissan Altima in the amount of 30,119.21, and

WHEREAS the Fleet Coordinator recommends the purchase of two (2) sedans for use in 2023 as follows per NYS Contract mini-bid #23166 Vehicles:

(2) 2023 Nissan Altima AWD 4 door sedans - $30,119.21 ea.be it

RESOLVED, that the Fleet Coordinator is hereby authorized to order two (2) 2023 Nissan Altimas for Public Health mentioned herein for a total of $60,238.42 delivered from Kingston Automotive LLC, DBA Kingston Nissan, be it further

RESOLVED, that $60,238.42 be transferred from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. A4050.0201 Automobile to cover the cost of the vehicles and the County Treasurer be so authorized and the Public Health Director, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PAYMENT FOR VEHICLE - COMMUNITY SERVICES

WHEREAS Resolution Number 210-23 authorizes the County Fleet Coordinator to purchase one (1) 2023 Nissan Altima for use by Community Services, and

WHEREAS the vehicle ordered was delivered, and

WHEREAS, the County Fleet Coordinator has inspected the said vehicle and confirms it is accepted and meets specifications and recommends payment of said vehicle, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to Kingston Nissan, 140 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401-7444 in the amount of $30,119.21 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. A4310.0201 Automobile and the Community Services Director, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.