Friday, May 6, 2022

County plans road projects

 Supervisors May 5 2022



County plans road projects

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on May 5 and passed numerous resolutions including several to fix and improve county roads this summer. Included in the road projects approved are the following.

ENDITURES FOR COUNTY ROAD FUND PROJECTS FOR 2022

WHEREAS there has been appropriated in the 2022 highway budget the sum of

$1,206,246.65 for the construction of County Road Fund Projects for 2022 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 $950,000 for the construction of the following projects:

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 1 Town of Indian Lake - Co. Rd. No. 4 – Big Brook Rd., Improve drainage, recycle base and HMA Base @ 20 ft. Approx. 1.4 miles…$350,000. Account No. D5112.2531

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 2 Town of Hope - Co. Rd No. 15 – Old Northville Road, HMA overlay B&T @ 20 ft., Approx. 1.2 miles…$300,000, Account No. 5112.2532

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 3 Town of Indian Lake - Co. Rd No. 12 – Cedar River Road, Improve drainage, recycle base and HMA B&T @ 20 ft. Approx. 1.0 mile…$300,000, Account No. 5112.2533 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. D5112.0202 Capital projects, the sum of $950,000, 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.

PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE ON VARIOUS COUNTY ROADS 2022

WHEREAS there has been appropriated in the 2022 highway budget the sum of

$250,000 for HMA for maintenance of County Roads, and

WHEREAS there are roads that need to have Hot Mix Asphalt overlay treatments to keep the road in overall good condition, and

WHEREAS the County Highway Superintendent recommends the approval of the following locations to have pavement maintenance completed,

County Route 7, Hope Falls Road, Town of Hope - Approx. 2.0 mile, Est - $120,000.

County Route 3 – North Point Road, Town of Long Lake - Approx. 2.3 miles, Est - $130,000.

Total estimate for all mileage - $250,000 and

WHEREAS purchase costs estimates are under New York State Contract or Piggyback Contracts from other County’s pricing which are subject to Escalation/De Escalation and above costs are based on estimates of current pricing, 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 said paving projects and funds be taken from Account No. D5110.0404 Asphalt and Emulsion in the estimated amount sum of $250,000 as recommended by the County Highway Superintendent and the Clerk of the Board be so advised.

IMPLEMENTATION AND FUNDING COSTS OF A TRANSPORTATION PROJECT, WHICH MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL-AID AND/OR STATE-AID, OR REIMBURSEMENT FROM BRIDGE NY FUNDS

WHEREAS a Project for the Bridge NY 2021: County Road 4 Over Big Brook (BIN 3307240), Bridge Replacement, Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County, P.I.N. 2754.69.121 (the Project") is eligible for funding under Title 23 U.S. Code, as amended, that calls for the apportionment of the costs such program to be borne at the ratio of 95% Federal funds and 5% non-federal funds; and

WHEREAS the Sponsor will design, let, and construct the “project,” and

WHEREAS the County of Hamilton desires to advance the Project by making a commitment of 100% of the costs of the work for The Project or portions thereof, with the understanding that qualified costs may be eligible for federal-aid, state-aid, or reimbursement from Bridge NY funds, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the County of Hamilton to pay in the first instance 100% of the federal and non-federal share of the cost of The Project work for the Project or portions thereof, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby agrees that the County of Hamilton shall be responsible for all cost of the project which exceed the amount of the NY Bridge Funding awarded to the County of Hamilton, be it further

RESOLVED, that the sum of $2,328,284.70. is hereby appropriated from Unappropriated County Road Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law and made available to cover the cost of participation in the above phase of the Project, be it further

RESOLVED, that in the event the full federal and non-federal share costs of the project exceeds the amount appropriated above, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors shall convene as soon as possible to appropriate said excess amount immediately upon the notification by the New York State Department of Transportation thereof, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby agrees that construction of the Project shall begin no later than twenty-four (24) months after award and that the project shall be completed within thirty (30) months of commencing construction, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors be and is hereby authorized to execute all necessary Agreements, certifications or reimbursement requests for Federal Aid and/or State-Aid on behalf of the County of Hamilton with the New York State Department of Transportation in connection with the advancement or approval of the Project and providing for the administration of the Project and the municipality's first instance funding of project costs and permanent funding of the local share of federal-aid and state-aid eligible Project costs and all Project costs within appropriations therefore that are not so eligible, be it further

RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be filed with the New York State Commissioner of Transportation by attaching it to any necessary Agreement in connection with the Project, be it further

RESOLVED, this Resolution shall take effect immediately. Seconded by

PAYMENT TO TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT, INC. FOR ROAD TRACTOR

WHEREAS Resolution No. 110-22 authorizes the DPW Superintendent to purchase a one (1) 2022 Freightliner Coronado road tractor for use by DPW, and WHEREAS, the said tractor ordered was delivered, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent has inspected the said tractor and it meets specification and recommends payment of the tractor, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to Tracey Road Equipment, Inc., 6803 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in the amount of

$163,110.72 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. DM5130.0201 Road Equipment for the DPW and the County Highway Superintendent and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PURCHASE FOR WELDER/GENERATOR/COMPRESSOR COMBINATION 

WHEREAS the DPW is need of a welder, generator, and air compressor for a service vehicle, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent has found a combination welder/generator/compressor unit, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent feels this combination unit is the most practical as there is only one gasoline engine to maintain rather than two engines and less expensive than purchasing separate units, and

WHEREAS, W. W. Grainger has the said combination welder/generator/compressor under New York State Contract Award #22918, Vendor #1000009167 in the amount of $10,039.48, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends the purchase of one (1) Speed-Aire Welder/Generator/Compressor for use in a DPW service vehicle, be it

RESOLVED, that the Fleet Coordinator is hereby authorized to order one (1) Speed-Aire Combination welder/generator/compressor for the DPW mentioned herein for a total of $10,039.48 delivered from W. W. Grainger and it will be a charge to Account No. DM5130.0201 Equipment and the DPW Superintendent, County Treasurer and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

AUTHORIZING A COLLEGE STUDENT INTERNSHIP WITH THE HAMILTON COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Treasurer has been contacted concerning an internship at Hamilton County by Camryn Brenan, who is presently a student at Wells College studying political science and pre-law, and

WHEREAS the Treasurer feels there would be a mutual benefit to all parties to have an intern for this summer, and

WHEREAS, the Treasurer has funds in Account No. A1325.0108 Additional hours and would like to offer a stipend of $500 to be paid at the end of the internship through payroll, be it

RESOLVED, that Camryn Brenan of Wells be allowed to intern with Hamilton County for the 2022 summer as a temporary employee, and be it further

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

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING RENEWAL OF ANNUAL GIS APPLICATION HOSTING OF THE HOMS WEB APPLICATION (HAMCOMAPS.NET)

WHEREAS the Board of Supervisors initially authorized the original agreement with Fountains Spatial, Inc., for hosting and maintaining the server-based County GIS Mapping application known as HAMCOMAPS.NET, and

WHEREAS Fountains Spatial, Inc., has continued to host, maintain, and modify the HOMS application through coordination with the Hamilton County Real Property Tax Services Agency since the inception in 2010, and

WHEREAS, on 2016 Fountains Spatial, Inc., merged operations with VHB, an engineering firm with offices in Albany, NY, and VHB will continue to provide the same service level agreements and application hosting to Hamilton County on a year-to-year basis going forward, and the Real Property Tax Services Agency recommends the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors renew the annual hosting agreement with VHB for 2022, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the renewal of a 1-year annual plan agreement (commencing January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022) with VHB, of 100 Great Oaks Boulevard, Albany, NY, and payment of the annual fee of $6,000 (Six Thousand Dollars) in quarterly payments of $1,500 (Fifteen Hundred Dollars) for hosting the Hamilton County Online Mapping System (HOMS) a.k.a HAMCOMAPS.NET.

PROCLAMATION HONORING CATHLEEN E. ROGERS

WHEREAS Cathleen E. Rogers worked as a County Employee very faithfully since 1991 as the Democratic Election Commissioner in the Board of Elections Department, after serving in that capacity for thirty-one years,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County and fellow employees, commends and congratulates Cathleen E. Rogers on her retirement, and

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors expresses its appreciation to Cathleen E. Rogers for her years of dedicated service as a Hamilton County employee.

CHANGES TO HAMILTON COUNTY EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

WHEREAS the Board of Supervisors closed the County facilities on February 4th, 2022 and April 19th, 2022 due to extraordinary weather conditions, and

WHEREAS, after reviewing the Hamilton County Handbook regarding emergency situations and closing procedures, the Board of Supervisors determined there was a need to edit and replace the policy, and

WHEREAS, after reviewing the emergency situations policy the Board of Supervisors has recommended editing the prior to reporting to work section, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has recommended replacing the prior to reporting to work section in the employee handbook, be it

RESOLVED, that Section 503 Emergency Situations – Prior to Reporting to Work section be edited from: If a determination is made to close operations prior to the start of a workday, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors will initiate notification to all affected employees. An employee who is directed not to report to work due to an emergency closing will not be paid for that workday. The employee may charge such absence to available vacation leave, compensatory time or personal leave credits or make up the time at a later date if agreed to by the Department Head, be it further

RESOLVED, that Section 503 Emergency Situations – Prior to Reporting to Work section be replaced with: If a determination is made to close operations prior to the start of a workday, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors will initiate notification to all affected employees. A full-time or part-time employee who is directed not to report to work due to an emergency closing will be paid for the employee’s normal workday at the employee’s regular rate of pay for that day. Such time will not be included as time worked for the purpose of computing overtime.

If a full-time or part-time employee is directed to report to work during the emergency closing, they will be provided with “Emergency Closing Credit Hours (ECCH)” for the hours they worked that day, but in no circumstance more than their standard workday (7 hours, 8 hours, etc.). If an employee worked more than their standard workday, they will be compensated for those hours through their department’s payroll. When “ECCH” are used, such time will not be included as time worked for the purpose of computing overtime. The “ECCH” must be used by the end of the year in which it is earned or within 30 days, if earned in December. An employee who has previously scheduled a paid leave day must still charge the absence for the day to the appropriate paid leave, and be it further

RESOLVED, the policy is changed effective February 4, 2022, when the County first closed due to extraordinary weather conditions, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Personnel Officer is hereby authorized to disseminate the changes to all employees and that a certified copy of this resolution be provided to the Hamilton County Personnel Officer.

ADDITION OF THE BUCK MT. FIRE TOWER TO THE HAMILTON COUNTY FIRE TOWER CHALLENGE

WHEREAS, in the Town of Long Lake, on lands owned by Cedar Heights Timber, LLC exists the Buck Mt. Fire Tower, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has a very successful Fire Tower Challenge, and WHEREAS, the Town of Long Lake wants to add this Fire Tower to the existing Fire Tower Challenge, and

WHEREAS Cedar Heights Timber, LLC is willing to enter into a 10-year agreement to open the Fire Tower to the public, and

WHEREAS, the Town of Long Lake has acted as lead agency for a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review of the recreation project and determined such project including parking lot, trail construction, and tower reuse constitute a Type II action, and

WHEREAS, the Town of Long Lake has proposed execution of an intermunicipal agreement with the County of Hamilton pursuant to Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law detailing the project responsibilities, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton hereby confirms the actions of the Town of Long Lake acting as lead agency for said SEQRA review of said recreation project, and further confirms the Type II action finding and determination, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton authorizes the Chairman, with the approval of the County Attorney, to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Long Lake, pursuant to Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law, therein setting forth the responsibilities of the County and the Town with respect to said recreation project, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to enter into a 10-year access agreement with Cedar Heights Timber, LLC, with the approval of the County Attorney, and based on the following: Cedar Heights Timber, LLC/Finch Forest Management will have proposed South Sabattis Road Parking Area cleared and stumped (Tom Donnelly Logging of Long Lake to do the job).

Hamilton County will assist with trucking of gravel from CHT-Campus Pit to cover Parking Area (Tom Donnelly to grade).

Hamilton County will assist with trucking of Cobb rock from Mitchell’s Tahawus Mine to Parking Area for top cover (Tom Donnelly to grade).

Hamilton County will coordinate/contract with Adirondack Mountain Club and Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation Crew to brush, sign, and construct 1.2 mile of hiking trail from Parking Area to Buck Mt. Fire Tower.

The Town of Long Lake will contract with Michael Vilegi to paint, replace steps, replace landings, replace Cab roof as well as install safety fencing on the stairs and landing areas on Buck Mt. Fire Tower.

Town of Long Lake will provide the seasonal porta-john, monitor Parking Area for litter/trash and do light trail maintenance. Any major trail repair necessary will be the responsibility of Hamilton County.

Town of Long Lake is to provide roadside signage at Parking Area for Buck Mt. Fire Tower Trail, No Camping signage, and Trail Head Kiosk.

Hamilton County will provide enforcement of the No Overnight Parking and No Camping provisions of the agreement.

Cedar Heights Timber, LLC will agree to a 10 year, no fee, recreational access lease with Hamilton County for the Parking Area, Hiking Trail, and Fire Tower. The Parking Area, Hiking Trail and Fire Tower will remain in the ownership of Cedar Heights Timber, LLC.

Hamilton County and the Town of Long Lake will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Cedar Heights Timber, LLC free and harmless from any loss, injury, damage, claim, lien, cost, or expense, including without limitation attorney’s fees and costs that result in exercise of lease, breach of Agreement, or lack or compliance with laws of the State of New York.

Hamilton County and the Town of Long Lake shall maintain General Liability Insurance which policy shall have minimum limits of $1,000,000 combined single limit and $2,000,000 general aggregate and shall name Cedar Heights Timber, LLC as Certificate Holder, and Additional Insured. The County will also provide coverage under their Umbrella Liability at $5,000,000 per occurrence and $10,000,000 Aggregate, and be it also

RESOLVED that the Town of Long lake and Cedar Heights Timber, LLC be so notified. Seconded by

ASSESSMENT ROLL AND TAX BILL PRINTING SERVICES

WHEREAS, Section 502 of the Real Property Tax Law prescribes the form and content of the Assessment Rolls, Section 904 of the Real Property Tax Law prescribes the form and content of the Tax Warrants and Tax Rolls, and Section 922 of the Real Property Tax Law prescribes the form and content of the Tax Bills to be mailed to each taxpayer, and

WHEREAS Section 1532 of the Real Property Tax Law defines the powers and duties of the Director of Real Property Tax Services to include the authorization to supply municipalities with assessment rolls or other forms for use in connection with the preparation of assessment rolls or the collection of property taxes, and other related services pertaining to the assessment and taxation of real property as may be authorized by the legislative body of the county, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors has authorized the Director of RPTS by resolution to produce and provide the annual tax bills, tax collection rolls and assessment rolls for all of the taxing jurisdictions physically located inside the county, and

WHEREAS the Director of RPTS solicited proposals for production quotes from competing and capable vendors, performed due diligence and completed on-site visits, reviewed statements of work, and negotiated favorable print production and service costs commensurate with the County’s annual tax cycle needs, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the Director of RPTS to enter into a 3-year agreement for contract print services with Cathedral Corporation of Rome, New York, for production of tax bills, tax collection rolls and assessment rolls on behalf of the taxing jurisdictions in Hamilton County through December 31st, 2024, per the specifications outlined in the AGREEMENT FOR PRINTED AND ELECTRONIC STATEMENT PRODUCTION dated the 28th day of April, 2022.

MORTGAGE TAX DISTRIBUTION

WHEREAS it appears from the reports of the County Clerk and the County Treasurer for the period October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022, that there remains for distribution of moneys received by taxation on Mortgages pursuant to the provision of Article Eleven, Section 261 of the Tax Law, the sum of $173,595.50, for the distribution among the Towns and Village of the County of Hamilton, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton that the sum of $173,595.50 be and the same hereby is apportioned as follows: Arietta - 13,618; Benson - $2,828.50; Hope - $6,014.50; Indian Lake - $47,207.50; Inlet - $40,110.50; Lake Pleasant - $11,838.21; Long Lake - $37,956.50; Morehouse - $1,284.50; Wells - $10,398 and be it further Village of Speculator - $2,339.29

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to pay the respective sums so appropriated to the Supervisors of said Towns.

ATTESTATION FOR NYS OMH AND NYS OASAS COLA

WHEREAS the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) and New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) enacted budgets for 2022-23 included a 5.4% increase for salary and salary-related fringe benefits effective April 1, 2022, and

WHEREAS the statute authorizing that the increase requires that each provider sign Attestation forms for both NYS OMH and NYS OASAS that the funding be used to support salary and salary- related fringe benefit increases, be it

RESOLVED, that the Attestation forms be completed to indicate that Hamilton County Community Services will use the increase in funding to support salary and salary- related fringe benefit increases, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the Chairman to sign the Attestation form as requested by NYS OMH and NYS OASAS and the County Treasurer be so advised.

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 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 for the year beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, 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 to be billed in monthly installments of $1,000 beginning September 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023.

COMMUNITY SERVICES TO 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 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 School Resource Officer (SRO) and two (2) days of Social Worker at a total cost of $30,000 for the year beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, 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 Work services and School Resource Officer Services for an annual amount of $30,000 to be billed in monthly installments of $3,000 beginning September 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023.

COMMUNITY SERVICES TO 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 per year for one day of each service per week, and

WHEREAS, Wells Central School has agreed to contract for one (1) day per week of School Resource Officer (SRO) at a total cost of $10,000 for the year beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, be it

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, Hamilton County Community Services is hereby authorized to contract with Wells Central School for a School Resource Officer for an annual amount of $10,000 to be billed in monthly installments of $1,000 beginning September 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023.

CONTRACT WITH CHILDREN’S HOME OF POUGHKEEPSIE

WHEREAS children placed in the care and custody of the Commissioner of Social Services as a result of abuse, neglect, maltreatment, or voluntary surrender require out-of-home placement in residential treatment centers, and

WHEREAS, these residential treatment centers are certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and

WHEREAS, maximum state reimbursable rates are established by OCFS, be it RESOLVED, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, upon review and approval of the County Attorney, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into an 


Friday, April 8, 2022

County works to add Buck Mt. Fire Tower to Fire Tower Challenge

 Supervisors April 7 2022



County works to add Buck Mt. Fire Tower to Fire Tower Challenge 

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met to consider what country resolutions to approve this month, it approved the following resolutions, including one that could add a fire tower in Long Lake to the Fire Tower Challenge, as follow:

LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF LONG LAKE OWNED BY CEDAR HEIGHTS TIMBER, LLC

WHEREAS, in the Town of Long Lake, on lands owned by Cedar Heights Timber, LLC exists the Buck Mt. Fire Tower, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has a very successful Fire Tower Challenge, and WHEREAS, the Town of Long Lake wants to add this Fire Tower to the existing Fire Tower Challenge, and

WHEREAS Cedar Heights Timber, LLC is willing to enter into a 10-year agreement to open the Fire Tower to the public, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County possesses or has access to the resources and partners to implement this project, now, therefore,

BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF HAMILTON, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Cedar Heights Timber, LLC is the owner of property located in the Town of Long Lake by virtue of a deed from Lyme Adirondack Timberlands 1, LLC dated September 17, 2010 and recorded in the Hamilton County Clerk’s Office on September 21, 2010 in Book of Deeds 251 at Page 504, being Tax Map Parcel No. 10.000-1-7.100.

Section 2. Cedar Heights Timber, LLC has agreed to lease to the County of Hamilton and to the Town of Long Lake a portion of the foregoing property including parking lot, trails and lands including a fire tower, being the historic Buck Mountain Fire Tower.

Section 3. The term of the proposed lease is ten (10) years.

Section 4. An analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the said lease, if any, has been done under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA); the County of Hamilton authorized and directed the Town of Long Lake to act as lead agency. The Town of Long Lake determined the proposed action constitutes a Type II action, which determination the County of Hamilton ratifies and confirms.

Section 5. This Local Law is enacted to amend and supersede County Law Section 215(3) so as to authorize the County of Hamilton to enter into a lease of private property identified and as set forth hereinbefore, the purpose of superseding County Law Section 215 is to authorize the County to enter into a lease for a term exceeding five (5) years.

Section 6. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into any and all agreements and execute all documents deemed necessary by the County Attorney for the lease of the above-described property from Cedar Heights Timber, LLC for a period of ten (10) years.

Section 7. This Local Law shall take effect upon filing in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York

AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF LONG LAKE OWNED BY CEDAR HEIGHTS TIMBER, LLC

BE IT RESOLVED, that proposed Local Law No. 9 of the year 2022 entitled respectively, “LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF LONG LAKE OWNED BY CEDAR HEIGHTS TIMBER, LLC” be and the same are hereby introduced to the Board of Supervisors, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the copies of the aforesaid proposed Local Laws 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 said proposed Local Law at the County Office Complex, Route 8, Lake Pleasant, New York, on the 5th day of May, 2022, at 11:00 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.

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB AND HAMILTON COUNTY

WHEREAS Hamilton County and the Adirondack Mountain Club began to partner together around our two Fire Tower Challenges several years ago, and

WHEREAS, the parties expanded that partnership, looking at opportunities to collaborate on trial work, and

WHEREAS, that has prompted joint review of several trails, and the exploration of training opportunities for our Soil and Water team and volunteers, and

WHEREAS these partnerships have involved the exchange of many hours of partnership on Buck Mt. and other trails, including a 2021 contract for trail work on Buck Mt, and

WHEREAS this partnership has been dramatically enhanced through the County contract with Hamilton County Soil and Water, and

WHEREAS, ADK has now offered to partner with the County in training Soil and Water Staff, and

WHEREAS, specific to the Buck Mt. Fire Tower Trail project; the County, Soil and Water, and ADK have identified the need for two additional weeks of professional trail work by ADK, and

WHEREAS, said work is an eligible expense for the ARP Act monies, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby determines the following: Neither Hamilton County, nor Hamilton County Soil and Water have the technical expertise to finish the trail work on the steepest part of the Buck Mt. Trail

The Adirondack Mt. Club has the technical expertise to do this work, and has proposed a design/build model for same in an amount not to exceed $10,500

Hamilton County wants to codify the existing partnership in a more formal agreement, which assures the availability of training for Soil and Water

The Adirondack Mt. Club is the sole source for this work, on this particular trail project plus as a local source for the training.

ADK has also committed significant volunteer capacity beyond the work of their professional Trail Crew and also be it

RESOLVED, that based on the determinations above, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisor is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Adirondack Mountain Club to formalize our partnership, contract for the one specific portion of the Buck Mt. Trail work, and assure the availability of training for Soil and Water, in an amount not to exceed $10,500, with the approval of the County Attorney.

CONTRACTS WITH FACILITATORS, PRESENTERS AND GUIDES

FOR THE 2022 BIRDING FESTIVAL

WHEREAS Hamilton County is sponsoring a county-wide Birding Festival in June of 2022, and

WHEREAS this Festival consists of numerous separate events from June 9-12, 2022 including outings, lectures, seminars, and certain events will require paid guides, facilitators, or presenters, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign contracts with guides, facilitators and presenters’ approval of the County Attorney as follows: Each guide or facilitator will receive per outing, with a daily limit of two (2) guided outings per guide as follows: 4 hours or less $100 5 hours or less $125 6 hours or more $150.

Total number of guided outings not to exceed eight (8) per each day of the festival.

Outings, Lectures, and Related Events not to exceed a total of $5,000 from Publicity budget 6410.404, Event Funding and the County Treasurer be so notified.

INDIRECT COST REIMBURSEMENT PLAN

WHEREAS Thomas J. Faughnan has prepared indirect cost allocation plans for the County of Hamilton for many years, and

WHEREAS Thomas J. Faughnan has made a proposal to implement the indirect cost allocation plan for the fiscal years 2021 and 2022 at a cost of $4,100 for each year, which is a reduction of $100 since our last contract, and

WHEREAS the County Treasurer recommends the County contract with Thomas J. Faughnan for the professional service, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the County of Hamilton contract with Thomas J. Faughnan to prepare the indirect cost allocation program for the County of Hamilton for the fiscal years 2021 and 2022. The County shall pay and Thomas J. Faughnan agrees to accept the sum of Four Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($4,100) for the preparation of the program for the year 2021 and Four Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($4,100) for the year 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, with the approval of the County Attorney, the Chairman be authorized to sign the necessary contract on behalf of the County.

SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR NYS CDBG PROJECT

WHEREAS Hamilton County was awarded NYS CDBG Project # 500HR311-21 in the amount of $297,603, be it

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign a Subrecipient Agreement with Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc. (HAPEC) for the purpose of implementing a single purpose residential rehabilitation program for said grant.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFYING OFFICER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County was awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development through the New York State Office of Community Renewal, as administered by the State of New York, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County is required to designate an environmental certifying officer for the purpose of signing required environmental documents pertaining to the CDBG award, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Hamilton County be hereby designated as the County’s environmental certifying officer for the purpose of signing correspondence and other required documents and forms.

DETERMINATION OF A TYPE II ACTION - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

BE IT RESOLVED that the determination has been made that the Environmental Review Record for Hamilton County be classified as a Type II Action (6NYCRR Section 617.4 and 617.5) for the Hamilton County Housing Rehabilitation Program funded by the New York State Office of Community Renewal Community Development Block Grant project #500HR311-21. Classification of Type II Action was determined based on review of https://www.dec.,y.gov/permits/32521.html.

COUNTY-WIDE EMAIL UPGRADE

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has contracted with MyTechs Global, Inc. for IT managed services for maintenance and security, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that a county-wide Email Upgrade is needed, be it RESOLVED, that MyTech Global, Inc. is hereby authorized to upgrade County emails to Microsoft 365, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $13,000 from Account No. A1990.0401 Contingent to Account No. A1040.0410 Computer Maintenance for said IT managed services and the Countywide email upgrade.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS COMMISSIONERS’ DEPUTIES – HOURLY PAY

WHEREAS, the Board of Election Commissioners have met with the Central Government Committee to discuss the salaries of the Deputy Commissioners, and

WHEREAS it was determined that the Deputies should be paid by an hourly rate, be it RESOLVED, that the Republican and Democratic Commissioners’ Deputies be paid an hourly rate of $17.434 effective April 17, 2022.

PUBLIC DEFENDER TO RENT OFFICE SPACE

WHEREAS, the Public Defender met with the Central Government Committee and discussed renting office space, and

WHEREAS, the Public Defender has funding available in the Statewide Expansion of Hurrell-Harring grant, be it

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign a lease for the office space owned by Mountain Abstract Company at 2559 St. Rt. 8, Lake Pleasant, NY beginning August 1, 2022 at $600 per month (utilities included) with the rent increasing to $700 per month (utilities included) effective April 1, 2023.

FUNDING IMMUNIZATION OUTREACH

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Public Health has been awarded the Immunization Grant for 2022-23 for $31,050, and

WHEREAS the county budget only has $8,000 in expenses for personal service and fringe and there is a need for funding in Account No. A4052.0403 Immunization Outreach, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund Account No. A4052.0403 Immunization Outreach at $2,000 to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. 4489.0400 by $2,000 and the Director of Public Health be so advised.

CONTRACT WITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ACADEMY

WHEREAS children placed in the care and custody of the Commissioner of Social Services as a result of abuse, neglect, maltreatment, or voluntary surrender require out-of-home placement in residential treatment centers, and

WHEREAS, these residential treatment centers are certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and

WHEREAS, maximum state reimbursable rates are established by OCFS, be it RESOLVED, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, upon review and approval of the County Attorney, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into an agreement with Mountain Lake Academy for said services for a term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

APPOINTMENT TO THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD AND ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUBCOMMITTEE

WHEREAS, the Chair of the Community Services Board can recommend appointment and reappointments to the Community Services Board (CSB) and its subcommittees, and

WHEREAS the Board of Supervisor Representative on the CSB as required in the CSB Bylaws has resigned their position on the Board and on the CSB’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee due to changes on the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors (BOS), and

WHEREAS this member’s term on the CSB and the CSB’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittees was set to expire on December 31, 2024, be it

RESOLVED that, William Farber of Morehouse will be replaced on the CSB and the CSB’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee by current BOS Chair Brian Wells with a term expiring December 31, 2024, and the County Treasurer be so advised.

PROJECT EXPENDITURES FOR PAVING WORK – LAKE PLEASANT TRANSFER STATION

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent met with the Public Works Committee to discuss repairing and repaving the entry road and sections near the weigh scale and lower road around the Lake Pleasant Transfer Station, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent estimates the costs for the said work will be $170,000, and

WHEREAS, the Public Works Committee approves of the said work, and

WHEREAS there is a current balance of $84,000 in Account No. A8189.0401 Solid Waste Capital Reserve Expenditure, be it

RESOLVED, that $86,000 be transferred from the Solid Waste Equipment Reserve to Account No. A8189.0401 Solid Waste Capital Reserve Expenditure for the said Lake Pleasant Transfer Station project as recommended by the DPW Superintendent and the County Treasurer be so authorized to make the transfer and Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so advised.


EXTENSION OF AWARD OF BID FOR DUST CONTROL MATERIALS

WHEREAS Hamilton County DPW solicited bids for Dust Control Materials per Specification No. 3-2021, and

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 81-21 the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors awarded the Dust Control Materials bid to Gorman Brothers, Inc., for Calcium Chloride, and

WHEREAS the referenced bid provides the bid pricing for a one-year contract with the option of extending the contract by one year if both parties (Hamilton County and Gorman Brothers, Inc.) agree that terms and conditions remain the same for the duration of the extension, and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has contacted Gorman Brothers, Inc. and that Gorman Brothers, Inc. will agree to a contract extension for Dust Control Materials at the same terms and conditions for a one (1) year period, and

WHEREAS the County Highway Superintendent believes it is in Hamilton County’s best interest to extend the current contract with Gorman Brothers, Inc. due to price stability resulting in no increase to 2021 bid prices, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors has determined that the bid awarded to Gorman Brothers, Inc. for Dust Control Materials should be extended for a period of one (1) year subject to the approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer, Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

EXTENSION OF AWARD OF BID FOR COLD IN-PLACE RECLAMATION

WHEREAS Hamilton County DPW solicited bids for Cold In-Place Reclamation per Specification No. 2-2021, and

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 85-21 the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors awarded the Cold In-Place Reclamation bid to Gorman Brothers, Inc., and

WHEREAS the referenced bid provides the bid pricing for a one-year contract with the option of extending the contract by one year if both parties (Hamilton County and Gorman Brothers, Inc.) agree that terms and conditions remain the same for the duration of the extension, and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has contacted Gorman Brothers, Inc. and that Gorman Brothers, Inc. will agree to a contract extension for Cold In-Place Reclamation at the same terms and conditions for a one (1) year period, and

WHEREAS the County Highway Superintendent believes it is in Hamilton County’s best interest to extend the current contract with Gorman Brothers, Inc. due to price stability resulting in no increase to 2021 bid prices, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors has determined that the bid awarded to Gorman Brothers, Inc. for Cold In-Place Reclamation should be extended for a period of one (1) year subject to the approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer, Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PURCHASE ONE VEHICLE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH 2022

WHEREAS, the County Board of Supervisors have duly adopted the 2022 Hamilton County Budget, and

WHEREAS, within the said adopted 2022 budget the Board appropriated $25,000 for the purchase of one vehicle for the Public Health Department, and

WHEREAS Resolution No. 116-22 authorized the Fleet Coordinator to purchase one (1) 2022 Subaru Impreza, and

WHEREAS, when the Fleet Coordinator placed the order for the said Subaru vehicle, the vehicle was no longer available, and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator has located a 2022 Nissan Altima that is available under State Contract for purchase, and

WHEREAS the Fleet Coordinator recommends the purchase of one (1) sedan for use in 2022 as follows:

(1) - 2022 Nissan Altima AWD 4 door sedan - $26,420 be it

RESOLVED, that the Fleet Coordinator is hereby authorized to order one (1) 2022 Nissan Altima for Public Health mentioned herein for a total of $26,420 delivered from Maguire Nissan of Ithaca, 320 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to transfer $1,420 from Account No. A4050.0402 Car Upkeep to Account No. A4050.0201 Automobile to cover the cost of the vehicle and the County Treasurer, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PURCHASE ONE TRUCK FOR 2022

WHEREAS, the County Board of Supervisors have duly adopted the 2022 Hamilton County Budget, and

WHEREAS, within the said adopted 2022 budget the Board appropriated $315,000 for equipment purchases for the Highway Department, and

WHEREAS Resolution No. 155-22 authorized the Fleet Coordinator to order one crew cab and one small regular cab dump truck and since that time one more crew cab has become available by the awarded bidder, and

WHEREAS the Fleet Coordinator recommends that the department purchase an additional crew cab truck for use in 2022 as follows:

(1) 2022 Ford F550 4X4 Crew Cab w/Utility Body - $78,215 be it

RESOLVED, that the Fleet Coordinator is hereby authorized to order one (1) 2022 Ford truck for the DPW as mentioned herein for a total of $78,215 for one (1) Ford truck delivered from Don’s Ford of Utica, 5712 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502, be it further

RESOLVED, the Chairman of the Board be authorized to enter into a contract with the approval of the County Attorney for the said truck and the County Treasurer, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

BURNHAM MILL BRIDGE PROJECT

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 138-21 Authorizes the Burnham Mill Bridge Project, and WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent recommended the initial appropriation of $100,000, and

WHEREAS, the County has received the new superstructure steel and decking for the bridge project and will begin with the rehabilitation in the coming weeks, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends the transfer of $125,000 from D5112.0203 Bridge Projects to Account No. D5120.2008 Burnham Mill Bridge Project, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does approve the transfer of $125,000 from Account No. D5112.0203 Bridge Projects to Account No. D5120.2008 Burnham Mill Bridge Project as recommended by the DPW Superintendent, and the County Treasurer be so authorized to make the transfer and Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

SECOND PAYMENT FOR HYPER-REACH SERVICES

WHEREAS Resolution No. 203-20 authorized an agreement with Sam Asher Computing Services, Inc. (aka Hyper-Reach) for a Hyper-Reach Notification System for a 3-year term to be paid in two 18-month payments, and

WHEREAS Resolution No. 203-20 also authorized the first payment and committed Public Health DSRIP funding in the amount of $7,425 for the second payment, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County is now in receipt of Invoice No. 31908 in the amount of $7,425 for the second payment, be it

RESOLVED, that $7,425 of Public Health DSRIP funding currently in the unappropriated General Fund balance be transferred from the Unappropriated County General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Public Health Account No. A4050.0446 AHI DSRIP PPS, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be hereby authorized to issue a check in the amount of $7,425 to Sam Asher Computing Services Inc. (aka Hyper-Reach) for Invoice No. 31908 to be paid from Public Health Account No. A4050.0446 AHI DSRIP PPS, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Sheriff and Director of Public Health be so notified.


Friday, March 4, 2022

County purchases a road tractor

 Supervisors March 3 2022



County purchases a road tractor

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on March 3 and passed numerous resolutions including one for the purchase of a road tractor.

PURCHASE OF ROAD TRACTOR FOR DPW

WHEREAS Resolution No. 271-21 Authorizes the Superintendent to purchase a road tractor from Tracey Road Equipment, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent was notified from Tracey Road Equipment that the Purchase Order for the said tractor will be delayed due to market instability and have a minimum surcharge of $4,500 and possibly won’t be built until 2023, and

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee to discuss the purchase of a different make and model road tractor from Tracey Road Equipment and cancelling the current order for a Western Star tractor, and

WHEREAS, the County DPW Superintendent has received a written quote for a new 2022 Freightliner Coronado tractor with a five-year extended warranty from Tracey Road Equipment under Onondaga County Contract currently in inventory and delivered for $163,110.72, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County DPW Superintendent is authorized to order said road tractor from Tracey Road Equipment under Onondaga County Contract pricing at a cost of

$163,110.72 and it will be a charge to Account DM5130.0201 Road Machinery and the County Treasurer, Clerk of the Board and County DPW Superintendent be so notified.

STANDARDIZATION OF LIGHT VEHICLE FLEET

WHEREAS Resolution No. 47-20 duly adopted on January 27, 2020 authorized the standardization of the light vehicle fleet because of but not limited to improved maintenance efficiency, fewer diagnostic, and specialty tools, reduced parts inventory and increased operator efficiency, and

WHEREAS, since the adoption of said resolution, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a disastrous effect on global markets which has affected the ability to purchase vehicles and parts, and

WHEREAS, due to the impact of the pandemic on supply and demand, the County has needed to purchase vehicles outside the standardized list that were available and met the County fleet needs, and

WHEREAS the shortages continue to affect availability and the Fleet Coordinator recommends that Resolution No. 47-20 be rescinded for future vehicle fleet purchases, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Board of Supervisors rescinds Resolution No. 47-20 effective immediately and the County Treasurer, Clerk of the Board and Fleet Coordinator be so advised.

INVESTMENT POLICY UPDATE

WHEREAS recent NYS legislation amended General Municipal Law Section 11 to add permitted investments, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Investment Policy needs to be updated to reflect these permitted investments, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Investment Policy under Section XI-PERMITTED INVESTMENTS, combine present language of Sections 5 and 6 and add 6 through 10 as new sections on the policy attached, and be it further

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

ADOPTING NEW CREDIT CARD POLICY

WHEREAS Resolution No. 223-13 adopted September 5, 2013 authorized the Chairman of the Board to obtain a single credit card for county use and established a credit card policy, and

WHEREAS Resolution No. 70-21 adopted April 1, 2021 authorized purchases up to $500 without prior committee approval, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that it would be beneficial for the Department Heads to have the option of having their own credit card and a policy for said credit cards has been presented to the Finance Committee, be it

RESOLVED, that Resolution No. 223-13 and Resolution No. 70-21 are hereby rescinded, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Credit Card Policy presented to the Finance Committee on February 22, 2022 and as on file with the Clerk of the Board is hereby approved.

STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS GRANT

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Emergency Management Department has been awarded the NYS 2018 Statewide Interoperable Communications Formula Grant SI18-1047-D04 through the NYS 2018 Statewide Interoperable Communications Formula Grant program (2018 SICG Formula) in the amount of $544,803, and

WHEREAS, the funds have not been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund Account No. A3645.0402 Statewide Communications Grant SI18-1047-D04 at $282,901.93 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A3389.0302 – Statewide Communications Grant at $282,901.93 and the Director of Emergency Management and Sheriff be so notified.

the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Grant Project SH19- 1020-D00 in the amount of $49,985, and

WHEREAS, the funds have not been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund Account No. A3645.0403 SHSP Grant SH19-1020-D00 at $231.67 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A3389.0124 SHSP Grant SH19-1020-D00 at $231.67 and the Director of Emergency Management and Sheriff be so notified.

the NYS 2020 SHSP Grant through FY2020 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Project SH20-1037-D00 in the amount of $47,731, and

WHEREAS, the funds have not been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund Account No. A3645.0423 SHSP Grant SH20-1037-D00 at $37,794.00 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A3389.0127 SHSP Grant SH20-1037-D00 at $37,794 and the Director of Emergency Management and Sheriff be so notified.

ANNUAL SOFTWARE PLAN WITH SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT GROUP, 

WHEREAS, based on the recommendation of the Real Property Tax Services Agency, and by agreement of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, dissemination of real property tax and assessment data in digital form through a securely hosted internet-based platform is a valuable enhancement to services provided by Hamilton County and a tangible benefit to taxpayers, real estate professionals and others, and

WHEREAS, the Real Property Tax Services Agency engaged Systems Development Group, Inc. as authorized by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to develop, host, upload regular software and Hamilton County data updates, and provide maintenance as stated for a Hamilton County specific version of their Image Mate Online system for a term of four (4) consecutive years commencing 03/01/2014 and subsequent approval of three (3) years through 02/28/2021 and one (1) year through 02/28/2022 all with an annual fee of $6,000, and

WHEREAS, the Real Property Tax Services Agency has received and has approved a proposal for an additional one (1) year extension agreement for the term 03/01/2022 through 02/28/2023 at an annual fee of $6,000 from Systems Development Group, Inc., therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the proposed one-year annual plan agreement and payment of the annual fee of $6,000 (Six Thousand Dollars) with Systems Development Group, Inc of Utica, New York, for the Hamilton County Image Mate Online system.

FUNDING NYS DEC SMART GROWTH GRANT

WHEREAS Resolution No. 26-20 adopted January 7, 2020 authorized and funded NYS DEC Smart Growth Grant C01054G Hamilton County Trails Into Prosperity in the amount of $66,500, and 

WHEREAS there are unspent funds remaining in said grant, and

WHEREAS invoices for final payments have been submitted by Wilderness Property Management, Inc. and Nancy Berkowitz, Community Development Consultant, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to fund Account No. A6326.0412 Trails into Prosperity in the amount of $10,760.00 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A3789.0300 Trails into Prosperity in the amount of $10,760, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay Wilderness Property Management, Inc. for Invoice No. 289 in the amount of $10,000 from Account No. A6326.0412 Trails into Prosperity, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay Nancy Berkowitz, Community Development Consultant for Invoice No. T2P 6 in the amount of $760 from Account No. A6326.0412 Trails into Prosperity.

COMPENSATE COUNTY 911 COORDINATOR AND COUNTY 911 ADMINISTRATOR

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 75-22 appointed Undersheriff Kevin D. Braunius as County 911 Coordinator and Deputy Justin W. Loomis as County 911 Administrator, be it

RESOLVED, that Undersheriff Braunius will be compensated in the amount of $1,000 annually for said position, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Deputy Loomis will be compensated in the amount of $1,000, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer and Personnel Officer are hereby authorized to make the following transfer and compensate Undersheriff Braunius and Deputy Loomis:

FROM: A3110.0408 – Enforcement Schools - $2,000 TO: A3110.0102 – Undersheriff - $1,000; A3110.0109 – Deputy B $1,000.

PAYMENT TO HATCHBROOK SPORTSMAN’S CLUB

WHEREAS Resolution No. 74-22 authorized a one-year option on the Cathead Property at a cost of $10,000, with the option of a one-year renewal, for the purpose of the establishment of a long-term tower lease on the subject property, be it

RESOLVED, that upon fully executing said lease the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay the Hatchbrook Sportsman’s Club/Thomas Gang $10,000 from Account No. A3645.0402 Statewide Communications Grant SI18-1047-D04.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING CONFERENCE

WHEREAS Carl Turner, District #4 Coroner has requested to attend the New York State Association of County Coroners & Medical Examiners Spring Conference on March 18-20, 2022 in Munnsville, NY, and

WHEREAS the registration payment for the Spring Conference must be received prior to March 11, 2022, be it

RESOLVED, that Carl Turner is hereby authorized to attend the New York State Association of County Coroners & Medical Examiners Spring Conference, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment in the amount of $600 for the Spring Conference from Account No. A1185.0401 Travel to NYSACCME, 6179 Middle Road, Munnsville, NY 13409.

CONSULTING FIRM FOR CR4 BIG BROOK BRIDGE PROJECT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has been awarded $2,217,414.00 for the replacement of the CR4 Big Brook Bridge over Big Brook located in the Town of Indian Lake through the Bridge NY 2021 program, and

WHEREAS the County Highway Superintendent sent out Request for Interest to fifteen consulting firms that are on NYSDOT Region 2 list for Locally Administered Federal Aid Projects (LAFA), and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has a three-member committee to review and select a consulting firm that meets the needs for Hamilton County on the proposed project, and

WHEREAS the Highway Superintendent received interest from fourteen firms and the committee reviewed the firms’ qualifications and selected Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) of Albany to proceed with the project, and

WHEREAS the Highway Superintendent recommends that the County Board approve the selection made by the selection committee, be it

RESOLVED, the Chairman of the Board is hereby authorized to sign a contract agreement with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. for the CR4 Big Brook Bridge Project located on County Route 4 in the Town of Indian Lake with the approval of the County Attorney and the Treasurer, Clerk of the Board and Highway Superintendent be so notified.

FUNDING COSTS OF A TRANSPORTATION PROJECT

WHEREAS Resolution No. 106-19 authorizes a Project for the Bridge NY 2018: County Road 24 Over Oxbow Outlet Culvert Replacement, Town of Arietta, Hamilton County, P.I.N. 2754.59.30 (“the Project") is eligible for reimbursement of qualified costs from Bridge NY funding that calls for the post-reimbursement apportionment of the qualified costs to be borne at the ratio of 100% Bridge NY funds and 0% non-Bridge NY funds, and

WHEREAS the Project was publicly bid and let to lowest responsible bidder at

$466,342.43 and was duly adopted and awarded by Resolution No. 132-21 by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors on May 25, 2021, and

WHEREAS the County of Hamilton desires to advance the Project by making a commitment of 100% of the costs of the construction of the Project, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the County of Hamilton to pay 100% of the cost of construction work for the Project or portions thereof, with the understanding that qualified costs will be reimbursed from Bridge NY funding up to

$248,750 per the original Bridge NY award, be it further

RESOLVED, that the sum of $217,592.43 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated County Road Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. D5112.2022 Oxbow Outlet Culvert Replacement Project and made available to cover the cost over the Bridge NY award of the Project, be it further

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby agrees that the County of Hamilton shall be responsible for all costs of the Project, including costs which exceed the amount reimbursement available from the Bridge NY Funding awarded to the County of Hamilton, be it further

RESOLVED, that in the event the costs of the Project exceed the amount appropriated above, the Board of Supervisors shall convene as soon as possible to appropriate said excess amount immediately upon the notification by the New York State Department of Transportation thereof, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby agrees that construction of the Project hereby commits that construction of the Project shall begin no later than twenty-four (24) months after award and that the project shall be completed within thirty (30) months, be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors be and is hereby authorized to execute all necessary Agreements, certifications, or reimbursement requests on behalf of the County of Hamilton with the New York State Department of Transportation for State Aid and/or Bridge NY funding in connection with the advancement or approval of the Project and providing for the administration of the Project and the municipality’s funding of the Project costs, be it further

RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be filed with the New York State Commissioner of Transportation by attaching it to any necessary Agreement in connection with the Project, be it further

RESOLVED, this Resolution shall take effect immediately.


Saturday, February 5, 2022

Supervisors make appointments

 Supervisors Feb 3 2022



Supervisors make appointments

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on February 3, it passed over 30 resolutions and made the following appointments and hirings.

APPOINTMENT OF BUDGET OFFICER

BE IT RESOLVED that Barry Baker is hereby appointed Budget Officer for a term January 1, 2022 ending December 31, 2022.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BOARD

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors has recommended a change to the appointments made to the Fish and Wildlife Management Board per Resolution No. 10-22 adopted January 6, 2022, and

WHEREAS, per Resolution No. 10-22 the terms for the Supervisor Representative & Alternate and the Sportsman Representative & Alternate expired December 31, 2021, be it

RESOLVED, that Resolution No. 10-22 be hereby amended so the following appointments be affirmed and made to NYS Fish & Wildlife Management Board Region 5:

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 Kim Mitchell, Landowner Rep.

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 Richard Clawson, Landowner Rep. Alternate

January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023 Nick Mauro, Supervisor Rep.

January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023 Phil Snyder, Supervisor Rep. Alternate

January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023 Lawrence P. Foy, Sportsman Rep.

January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023 Clay Earley, Sportsman Rep. Alternate 

CHAMPLAIN-LAKE GEORGE REGIONAL PLANNING BOARD

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors has recommended a change to the appointments made to the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board per Resolution No. 11-22 adopted January 6, 2022, and

WHEREAS the by-laws of the Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board state that each member-county shall appoint six directors to the Board with the Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors, the Chief Financial Officer and the Highway Superintendent of each member county being Ex-Officio members and three additional directors shall be appointed by the Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors of each member county, and

WHEREAS the tenure of Ex-Officio Officers shall be consistent with their terms of office and the additional three (3) members shall be appointed to terms of three (3) years and staggered so that one director term shall expire each year, be it

RESOLVED, that Resolution No. 11-22 is hereby amended so that the following appointments be made to the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board: Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, County Treasurer, Highway Superintendent

Clay Arsenault – Term of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022

William G. Farber – Term of January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2023

Christy Wilt – Term January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024

HAMILTON COUNTY STOP DWI COORDINATOR

BE IT RESOLVED that the County Sheriff is hereby appointed as the Hamilton County Stop DWI Coordinator, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Sheriff will be compensated in the amount of $1,000 annually for said position, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer by hereby authorized to create Account No. A3315.0101 Stop DWI Coordinator, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make the following transfer to fund said position: FROM: A3315.0408 Public Info & Education $500

A3315.0411 Court Related Activity $500

TO: A3315.0101 Stop DWI Coordinator $1,000.

APPOINTMENT OF FIRE COORDINATOR AND EMS COORDINATOR 

BE IT RESOLVED that Jay Griffin is hereby appointed Fire Coordinator for the term of February 3, 2022 ending December 31, 2022 at an annual salary of $8,955.00 from Account No. A3640.0103, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Avis Warner is hereby appointed EMS Coordinator for the term of January 1, 2022 ending December 31, 2022 and the County Treasurer and Personnel Officer be so advised.

EXPANSION OF PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE FOR FAMILY COURT Y

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, by Resolution No. 55-22 expanded the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office to cover qualifying, non-conflicted family court cases and further established the position of Second Assistant Public Defender, effective May 1, 2022, and

WHEREAS the Public Defender and Assistant Public Defender need to be compensated for overseeing the family court cases, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Ariel Lasher is hereby appointed to the full-time position of Hamilton County Second Assistant Public Defender effective May 1, 2022 at an annual salary of $50,000, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be hereby authorized to create Account No. A1170.0105 Second Assistant Public Defender in the 2022 budget in the amount of $50,000 and fund it by transferring $10,000 from Account No. A1170.0401 Defense (Assigned Counsel) and by increasing Revenue Account No. A3025.0100 State Aid Public Defender by $40,000, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Public Defender and Assistant Public Defender’s annual salaries be increased by $1,000 to compensate them for overseeing the family court cases, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be hereby authorized to transfer $1,000 from Account No. A1170.0401 Defense (Assigned Counsel) to Account No. A1170.0101 Public Defender, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be hereby authorized to transfer $1,000 from Account No. A1170.0401 Defense (Assigned Counsel) to Account No. A1170.0104 Assistant Public Defender, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Public Defender and the Personnel Officer be so notified.

APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY 911 COORDINATOR AND ADMINISTRATOR 

WHEREAS, Resolution No 147-17 named Gordon L. Purdy, II as the 911 Coordinator for Hamilton County, and

WHEREAS, on December 31, 2021 Gordon L. Purdy, II has retired as Hamilton County Emergency Manager and 911 Coordinator, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County needs a 911 Coordinator to be a liaison between the County and the NYS 911 Coordinator’s Association, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Undersheriff Kevin D. Braunius, of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, be appointed as the County 911 Coordinator, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Deputy Sheriff Justin W. Looms, of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, be appointed as the County 911 Administrator.

KATIE TOMLINSON AS A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE

WHEREAS Katie Tomlinson has been hired as a temporary clerk to assist public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and

WHEREAS, during this time Katie has demonstrated excellent clerical and organizational skills, and

WHEREAS there continues to be a need for additional help in the office to manage COVID related activities and answer/direct phone calls, among other public health programs due to vacant positions within the department, and

WHEREAS, this Public Health position will have specific hours claimed back to public health grants, be it

RESOLVED, that the following full-time position be created, and account A4050.0133 is hereby renamed: A4050.0132 Medical Records Clerk, and be it also

RESOLVED, that $33,217.00 be transferred from the Contingent Fund A1990.401 to fund this position starting February 21, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Public Health Director, Personnel Officer, and the County Treasurer be so authorized.

(Steve Tomlinson Abstained, as she is his daughter-in-law)

APPROVAL OF VETERANS SERVICES CONTRACT

BE IT RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign a contract with Fulton County, within the meaning of Section 800 of County Law, to provide assistance to members of the armed forces and veterans and their dependents in Hamilton County in obtaining any benefits and awards to which they may be entitled under any Federal, State, or local legislation, and be it further

RESOLVED, that said contract shall be effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County shall pay to Fulton County the sum of $16,500.00 per annum in quarterly installments on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2022, plus expenses incurred by the Director for travel, postage, telephone, office supplies, printing, flags, and markers, miscellaneous, conferences, schools, and seminars not to exceed $900.

FUNDING AND CHAIRMAN TO SIGN DHSES GRANT PROJECT

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Emergency Management Department has been awarded the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Grant Project SI20- 1028-E00 in the amount of $566,267.00, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to create Account No. A3645.0425 DHSES SI20-1028-E00 and fund it at $566,267.00 to be totally offset by creating and funding Revenue Account No. A3389.0129 SI20-1028-E00 in the amount of $566,267.00, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign said DHSES Grant, Project SI20-1028-E00 and the Director of Emergency Management and Sheriff be so notified.

FUNDING CYBERSECURITY GRANT

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Board of Elections was awarded a Cybersecurity Remediation Grant BOE01 – C004251 – 1110000 for an amount up to $62,859.67 with the eligible expense period to be used by December 31, 2023, and

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

WHEREAS, the funds have not entirely been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to increase Account No. A1450.0405 Software Support by $31,714 to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A3089.0900 by $31,714 and the Board of Elections be so notified.

AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR REPAIRS TO EJECTOR TRAILER

WHEREAS the Public Works Committee verbally gave the Superintendent permission to have sub-frame installation repairs done to Solid Waste Trailer #956, and

WHEREAS the repairs were completed to trailer #956 at a cost of $5,514.80 and the said trailer is back in service, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to send payment to Dunhams Spring Shop, Inc. in the amount of $5,514.80 for trailer #956 and the funds be taken out of Account No. DM5310.401 Repairs and Clerk of the Board and Highway Superintendent be so notified.

DATE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ FEBRUARY COMMITTEE DAY

WHEREAS, the February Committee Day is scheduled for Monday, February 21, 2022 which is a holiday, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the February Committee Day of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby changed from February 21, 2022 to February 22, 2022.

PAYMENT FOR 2022 COUNTY CYBER INSURANCE

WHEREAS the County’s Cyber Liability Insurance Policy was previously with Beazley, and they declined to quote Hamilton County for 2022 until more controls are in place, and

WHEREAS CFC and Cowbell did submit proposals as follows: CFC - $16,603.20

Cowbell - $22,095.76 be it

RESOLVED, the CFC is hereby chosen for Hamilton County’s 2022 Cyber Liability Insurance, and be it further

RESOLVED, upon receipt of an invoice from CFC, the County Treasurer is authorized to make payment in the amount of $16,603.20 from Account No. A1910.0401 Unallocated Insurance.

FINANCIAL SOFTWARE

WHEREAS two invoices have been received from Tyler Technologies for the new financial/personnel software being implemented, and

WHEREAS, per Resolution No. 288-21 dated November 10, 2021 the Board created the ARP Act accounts to cover the expenses of this implementation, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to fund Account No. A1325.0412 – ARP Act Financial Software in the amount of $1,170.00 to be offset by funding Revenue Account No. A4089.0200 – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in the amount of $1,170.00, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay Tyler Technologies $1,170.00 for Invoice No. 025-358887 ($1040.00) and Invoice No. 025-360313 ($130.00) from Account No. A1325.0412 ARP Act, Financial Software.

LEASE WITH NYSEG FOR SPACE ON BLUE MT. TOWER

WHEREAS, in moving forward the Hamilton County Emergency Management project, C&S has identified the need for a Microwave connection from Blue Mountain to Inlet, and

WHEREAS, through the work of the Emergency Management team, a space on the NYSEG Tower on Blue Mt has been secured, and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of Hamilton County to secure this space immediately, as it provides a line-of-sight connection to the proposed Tarpon Tower in Inlet, or the Herkimer County Tower in Webb, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to enter into a five (5) year lease with NYSEG to fulfill this need contingent upon the approval of the County Attorney.

ONE YEAR OPTION ON CATHEAD

WHEREAS Blue Wing Communication provided Hamilton County with a coverage study that was the basis for the County's Homeland Security Grant, and

WHEREAS, that study identified the need for a County Emergency Communications Tower on Cathead Mountain, and

WHEREAS, due to the need for a Constitutional Amendment, the County also had C&S verify the need, plus develop the details of the proposed installation, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County, and our Communication partners on Cathead (NYSP, DEC, Homeland Security, and Fulton County), have to finalize the plan and the Amendment in 2022, and

WHEREAS this site is critical to the microwave connections into both Hope and Wells, while providing local coverage in Benson and Hope, and

WHEREAS this step will require a more formal partnership with the Landowner (the Hatchbrook Sportsman's Club and the Thomas Gang), now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to enter into a one-year option on the Cathead Property at a cost of $10,000.00, with the option of a one-year renewal, for the purpose of the establishment of a long-term Tower lease on the subject property, with the approval of the County Attorney.

TRAIL DEVELOPMENT WORK

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Office of Planning, Tourism and Economic Development and the Board of Supervisors have created a Community Development Fund, and

WHEREAS the purpose of this fund is to support a MOU with Hamilton County Soil & Water and hire two seasonal technicians with the associated contractual expenses of engaging in Trail Development work and Administration throughout Hamilton County, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County Planning, Tourism and Economic Development is supportive of projects such as this that support safe sustainable recreational opportunity and has funds budgeted to do so, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes said MOU with Hamilton County Soil & Water, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign said MOU with the approval of the County Attorney with the funds to be allocated from Account No. A8020.0417 Community Development in the amount of $19,000.

ELC COVID GRANT

WHEREAS, a Part Time Sheriff Deputy has been assisting in COVID relief efforts and vaccination clinics for the last year, and

WHEREAS, his personal service time can be claimed on the ELC COVID Grant, be it RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to make the following transfer: FROM: A4189.1103 ELC COVID Grant Personal Service $9,476.18 TO: A3110.0111 Sheriff Part Time $9,476.18

ELC COVID-19 ENHANCED DETECTION GRANT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Public Health has been awarded the ELC COVID-19 Enhanced Detection Grant Contract # 6448-01 in the amount of $163,390.00, and

WHEREAS, the funds have not entirely been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund the following Accounts: A4189.1103 Personal Service $42,670.28, A4189.4104 Supplies & Misc. $24,465.17, A4189.8710 Fringe $28,729.98 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A4401.2 at $95,865.43 and the Director of Public Health be so advised.

AIDS INSTITUTE ELC SCHOOLS GRANT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Public Health has been awarded the AIDS Institute ELC Schools Grant Contract # 6896-01 in the amount of $218,343.00, and

WHEREAS, the funds have not entirely been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund the following Accounts: A4189.1104 Personal Service $29,301.21, A4189.2551 Automobile $922.00, A4189.4105 Supplies & Misc. $66,094.36, A4189.8720 Fringe $16,148.30 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A4401.0300 at $112,465.87 and the Director of Public Health be so advised.

ADRC COVID19 GRANT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Public Health has been awarded the OFA ADRC COVID19 Grant in the amount of $5,528.50, and WHEREAS, the funds have not entirely been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund Account No. A4050.0433 at $5,528.50 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A2280.0400 at $5,528.50 and the Director of Public Health be so advised.

VAC5 GRANT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Public Health has been awarded the OFA VAC5 Grant in the amount of $6,048.50, and

WHEREAS, the funds have not entirely been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund Account No. A4050.0434 at $6,048.50 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A2280.0500 at $6,048.50and the Director of Public Health be so advised.

RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS

WHEREAS, in NYS it is the responsibility of the local health department to have a system in place for the control and suppression of rabies, and

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Nursing Service (HCPHNS) holds periodic rabies vaccination clinics throughout the County which provides for free vaccination of taxpayer’s dogs, cats, and domestic ferrets, and

WHEREAS the services of a licensed veterinarian is required to provide this service, and WHEREAS, the Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital, 35 Harrison Street, Gloversville, NY has agreed to provide veterinarian services for HCPHNS, and

WHEREAS, the Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital has agreed to maintain membership in the American Veterinary Medical Association, making them eligible to maintain professional liability insurance at the required level, and

WHEREAS one licensed veterinarian from the Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital will be reimbursed at a rate of $100.00 per hour, to include travel time and clinic hours plus travel reimbursement at the prevailing county mileage rate, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with the Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital, to provide veterinary services at HCPHNS rabies clinics, at a rate of $100.00 per clinic hour, plus travel time and mileage reimbursement, as described above, to begin May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 upon approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

CONTRACT WITH BERKSHIRE FARMS

WHEREAS children placed in the care and custody of the Commissioner of Social Services as a result of abuse, neglect, maltreatment, or voluntary surrender require out-of-home placement in Certified Foster Family Boarding homes, and

WHEREAS, these foster homes are certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and

WHEREAS, maximum state reimbursable rates are established by OCFS, be it RESOLVED, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, upon review and approval of the County Attorney, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into agreements with said Foster Family Boarding Homes.

COMMUNITY SERVICES TELEPHONE ACCOUNT

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Service’s Account No. A4310.0402 Telephone is underfunded in the County’s 2022 budget, and

WHEREAS the budgeted amount of $2,350.00 based upon expenses prior to the upgrade to broadband internet access completed in 2021 needs to be increased to $28,000.00 to cover anticipated costs for 2022, be it

RESOLVED, that $10,425.00 DSRIP money currently in the unappropriated general fund balance be transferred from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. A4310.0402 Telephone, and be it further

RESOLVED, that $15,225.00 of the Federal Salary Sharing currently in the unappropriated general fund balance be transferred from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. A4310.0402 Telephone, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be so authorized to make both of these transfers.

DRESCHER AND MALECKI, LLP TO AUDIT COMMUNITY SERVICES

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Services (HCCS) is required annually to file a full Consolidated Fiscal Report (CFR) for the previous state fiscal year by May 1st, and

WHEREAS a full CFR under Mental Hygiene Regulations requires that it be audited by an independent auditor and a Compliance Review Letter signed by the independent auditor be submitted with each CFR, be it

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County will sign a letter of engagement with the accounting firm Drescher and Malecki, LLP to perform these audits at a cost of between $100.00 and $200.00 per hour dependent upon the staff used to perform each audit and provide a Compliance Letter for each CFR, and be it

RESOLVED, that the cost of this service is not to exceed $5,000.00 and that it be charged to the department’s Account No. A4310.0403 Supplies and Service, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the Chairman to sign the letter of engagement.

BRIDGE REPAIR & PNEUMATICALLY PROJECTED CONCRETE FOR 2022

WHEREAS Hamilton County DPW solicited bids for Bridge Repair & Pneumatically Projected Concrete per Specification No. 1-2021, and

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 80-21 the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors awarded the Bridge Repair & Pneumatically Projected Concrete bid to R & B Construction, L.L.C., and

WHEREAS the referenced bid provides the bid pricing for a one-year contract with the option of extending the contract by one year if both parties (Hamilton County and R & B Construction, L.L.C.) agree that terms and conditions remain the same for the duration of the extension, and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has contacted R&B Construction and that Randy Bascomb, President of R&B Construction will agree to a contract extension of the same terms and conditions for a one (1) year period, and

WHEREAS the County Highway Superintendent believes it is in Hamilton County’s best interest to extend the current contract with R&B Construction because of price stability as in no increase to 2021 contract prices and bridge repair projects to be completed in 2022, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisor be so authorized to enter into a contract extension with R&B Construction, L.L.C. for the period of one (1) Year with approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer and Clerk of the board be so notified.

PAYMENT FOR 2021 COMMUNITY SERVICES VEHICLES

WHEREAS Resolution No. 260-21 duly adopted on November 9, 2021 authorizes the County Fleet Coordinator to purchase a two (2) 2021 Chevrolet Malibu’s for use by Community Services, and

WHEREAS the vehicles ordered were delivered, and

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

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to LeadCar Chevrolet, 5043 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, NY 13495 in the amount of $34,540.00 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. A4310.403 Supplies & Services and the Community Service Director, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PAYMENT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH VEHICLE

WHEREAS Resolution No. 348-20 duly adopted on December 23, 2020 authorizes the County Fleet Coordinator to purchase a one (1) 2021 Chevrolet Malibu for use by Public Health, and

WHEREAS the vehicle ordered was delivered, and

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

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to LeadCar Chevrolet, 5043 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, NY 13495 in the amount of $17,270.00 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.

NYS COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2022 DUES

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent is a member of the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA), and

WHEREAS the dues were due in January 2022 and inadvertently did not get paid, be it RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make a check payable to the NYSCHSA, 230 Washington Avenue Ext., Suite 101, Albany, NY 12203 in the amount of $300.00 for the 2022 membership and the funds be taken out of Account No. D5110.0405 Supplies and the DPW Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

APPROPRIATION AND REVENUE FOR GAS AND DIESEL

WHEREAS the budget appropriation amount for Gas and Diesel for 2021 was set and duly adopted for $700,000.00 for Account No. DM5130.405 for the purchase of Gas and Diesel Fuel, and

WHEREAS the budget revenue amount for the sale of Gas and Diesel for 2021 was set and duly adopted for $450,000.00 for Account No. DM2655.0000 for sale of fuel, and

WHEREAS the said amounts mentioned herein are estimated by the County Highway Superintendent based on the previous year’s expenditures and gallons used, and

WHEREAS the following adjustments for revenue and appropriations will need adjusting as follows for the end of fiscal year 2021: Appropriations - DM5130.405 Gas and Diesel - Increased - $56,997.31

Revenue – DM2655.000 Sale of Fuel - Increased - $56,997.31 be it

RESOLVED, the 2021 budget be amended as stated above and the County Treasurer be so authorized, and the Clerk of the Board and Highway Superintendent be so notified.


Monday, January 10, 2022

Supervisor amend January 6 resolutions

 Amended Resolutions



Supervisor amended the following

amended 2 resolutions.

No 8       Changed Jay’s term to 1 month and removed Avis’s appointment

No. 43    Removed J. Wells from the resolution 

Friday, January 7, 2022

Hamilton County honors retirees

 County honors retirees January 6 2022



Hamilton County honors retirees

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT

When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meet on January 6, it honored the following with proclamations.

PROCLAMATION HONORING MARIE BUANNO 

WHEREAS Marie Buanno worked as a County Employee very faithfully since 2002 in various capacities, retiring as the Republican Election Commissioner in the Board of Elections Department, after serving in that capacity for ten years, 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County and fellow employees, commends and congratulates Marie Buanno on her retirement, and 

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors expresses its appreciation to Marie Buanno for her years of dedicated service as a Hamilton County employee. 

HONORING RANDY DELONG 

WHEREAS Randy DeLong worked as a Hamilton County employee very faithfully for 28 years, retiring as a Transfer Station Technician with the Hamilton County Public Works Department, 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of 

Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County and fellow employees, commends and congratulates Randy DeLong on his retirement, and 

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors expresses its appreciation to Randy DeLong for 28 years of faithful and dedicated service as a County employee. 

HONORING CLARENCE DESROCHERS 

WHEREAS Clarence Desrochers worked as a Hamilton County employee very faithfully for 32 years, retiring as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the Hamilton County Public Works Department, 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of 

Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County and fellow employees, commends and congratulates Clarence Desrochers on his retirement, and 

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors expresses its appreciation to Clarence Desrochers for 32 years of faithful and dedicated service as a County employee. 

HONORING DON PURDY 

WHEREAS Don Purdy worked as a Hamilton County employee very faithfully for 14 years, retiring as the Emergency Services Director for Hamilton County, 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of 

Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County and fellow employees, commends and congratulates Don Purdy on his retirement, and 

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors expresses its appreciation to Don Purdy for 14 years of faithful and dedicated service as a County employee. 

PROCLAMATION HONORING RICHARD WILT 

WHEREAS Richard Wilt served on the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, 

representing the Town of Arietta, very faithfully for 16 years, retiring at the end of his term on December 31, 2021. Richard served on many County committees through the years, serving most notably as Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness/Emergency Response Committee for many years, as well as the Public Works and Health Committees, 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of 

Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County and fellow employees, commends and congratulates Richard Wilt on his retirement, and 

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors expresses its appreciation to Richard Wilt for 16 years of faithful and dedicated service as a member of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. 

HONORING JOHN STORTECKY 

WHEREAS John Stortecky served on the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, representing the Town of Benson, very faithfully for 4 years, leaving at the end of his term on December 31, 2021. John served as Chairman of the Human Services Committee, as well as being a member of the Finance, Health, Central Government and Emergency Preparedness Committees during his tenure, 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of 

Supervisors, on behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County and fellow employees, commends and congratulates John Stortecky on his years of service, and 

BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors expresses its appreciation to John Stortecky for 4 years of faithful and dedicated service as a member of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors.