Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Fatal accident in Long Lake, NY

 State Police investigate fatal industrial accident



The investigation revealed a 47-year-old male was standing near the loading container when a cable snapped, causing the container to roll back towards the trash compactor pinning the victim between the two.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is continuing, however foul play was not suspected.

 State Police were assisted at the scene by Long Lake EMS and fire personal.

Recognizing the need for greater access to rural and agricultural media programming

 We need rural news in the Adirondacks and throughout the country. And I am not talking about NCPR.

We need our legislator in Hamilton county, Albany, and in the US Senate and House to adopt the following resolution.



Shown Here:

Introduced in Senate (07/14/2022)

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 712

Recognizing the need for greater access to rural and agricultural media programming.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 14, 2022

Mrs. Hyde-Smith (for herself, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Moran, and Mr. Daines) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the need for greater access to rural and agricultural media programming.

Whereas individuals living in rural areas in the United States need access to media content that is relevant to their daily lives;

Whereas rural and agricultural programming includes agricultural weather, agribusiness news, commodity market news, and western sports, and this programming is important to the farmers and ranchers of the United States for their way of life and making a living;

Whereas rural and agricultural programming covers matters that affect all individuals in the United States;

Whereas all individuals in the United States need to be exposed to, and informed about, what is occurring outside of the major cities and suburbs of the United States;

Whereas all individuals in the United States feel the effects of inflation and supply chain shortages, and rural and agricultural programming is in a unique position to inform viewers of the roots of these issues;

Whereas the population of the world is projected to grow from 7,000,000,000 to approximately 9,000,000,000 by 2050, and agricultural productivity will need to increase to meet the growing demand for food and the projected increase in consumption;

Whereas a decrease in investment in agricultural research and development would result in a negative shock to agricultural productivity;

Whereas an informed public is key to supporting the proper level of investment in agricultural research and development;

Whereas significant consolidation in the media market and prioritization of consolidated media has had a negative impact on access to rural and agricultural programming; and

Whereas multichannel video programming distributors and providers of digital and streaming media should make delivery of rural and agricultural programming, including agricultural news and western lifestyle content, a priority: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate recognizes the importance of rural and agricultural programming and the need for greater access to rural and agricultural media programming.

Monday, August 8, 2022

County moves to improve emergency communications

 Supervisor August 4 2022



County moves to improve emergency communications

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT

INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATION TOWER IN TOWN OF ARIETTA

BE IT RESOLVED, that proposed Local Law No. 11 of the year 2022 entitled respectively, “LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING LEASE AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATION TOWER IN TOWN OF ARIETTA” be and the same are hereby introduced to the Board of Supervisors, and be it further

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

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors shall hold a public hearing on said proposed Local Law at the County Office Complex, Route 8, Lake Pleasant, New York, on the 1st day of September 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.

LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING LEASE AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATION TOWER IN TOWN OF ARIETTA

WHEREAS, in the Town of Arietta certain lands owned by Almina Rogers Baker have been determined to be appropriate for installation of a communications tower, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County wishes to install such communications tower to enhance existing emergency management communications, and

WHEREAS, said property owner is willing to enter into a 99-year lease agreement allowing Hamilton County to enhance said communications, now, therefore,

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

Section 1. Almina Rogers Baker is the owner of premises in the Town of Arietta, said real property more particularly described as set forth in a certain deed dated October 1, 1947 and recorded in the Hamilton County Clerk’s Office October 2, 1947 at Liber 86, Page 6.

Section 2. Said property owner has agreed to lease to the County of Hamilton the said property as more particularly set forth in the said lease agreement.

Section 3. The term of the proposed lease is ninety-nine (99) years.

Section 4. An analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the said aforesaid lease, if any, has been done under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) with Hamilton County acting as lead agency; this legislative body determines that the proposed action constitutes a Type II action, and accordingly adopts a Negative Declaration, with a determination of no significant effect on the environment.

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 said landowner for a period of ninety-nine (99) 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

LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING LEASE AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATION TOWER IN TOWN OF MOREHOUSE

BE IT RESOLVED, that proposed Local Law No. 12 of the year 2022 entitled respectively, “LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING LEASE AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATION TOWER IN TOWN OF MOREHOUSE” be and the same are hereby introduced to the Board of Supervisors, and be it further

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

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors shall hold a public hearing on said proposed Local Law at the County Office Complex, Route 8, Lake Pleasant, New York, on the 1st day of September 2022, at 11:15 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.

LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING LEASE AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATION TOWER IN TOWN OF MOREHOUSE

WHEREAS, in the Town of Morehouse certain lands owned by Daniel and Rebecca Virgil have been determined to be appropriate for installation of a communications tower, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County wishes to install such communications tower to enhance existing emergency management communications, and

WHEREAS, said property owner is willing to enter into a 99-year lease agreement allowing Hamilton County to enhance said communications, now, therefore,

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

Section 1. Daniel and Rebecca Virgil are the owners of premises in the Town of Morehouse, said real property more particularly described as set forth in a certain deed dated December 12, 2004 and recorded in the Hamilton County Clerk’s Office December 14, 2004 at Book 232, Page 829.

Section 2. Said property owner has agreed to lease to the County of Hamilton the said property as more particularly set forth in the said lease agreement.

Section 3. The term of the proposed lease is ninety-nine (99) years.

Section 4. An analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the said aforesaid lease, if any, has been done under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) with Hamilton County acting as lead agency; this legislative body determines that the proposed action constitutes a Type II action, and accordingly adopts a Negative Declaration, with a determination of no significant effect on the environment.

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 said landowner for a period of ninety-nine (99) 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

STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS GRANT

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Emergency Management Department has been awarded the NYS 2019 Statewide Interoperable Communications Formula Grant SI19-1010-E00 in the amount of $540,451, and

WHEREAS, the funds have not been spent, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to fund Account No. A3645.0422 Statewide Communications Grant SI19-1010-E00 at $540,451 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A3389.0126 Statewide Communications Grant SI19-1010-E00 at $540,451 and the Director of Emergency Management and Sheriff be so notified.

MICROWAVE MAINTENANCE

WHEREAS, with Resolution No. 236-19, Hamilton County retained the professional services of RSTelecom for microwave service and maintenance for the Lake Pleasant, Oak Mt, East Mt., and Blue Mt. sites for a two-year period, and

WHEREAS RSTelecom issued a proposal for a 1-year extension to that contract under the same rate and terms for the period August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022, and

WHEREAS Resolution No. 217-21 extended that period from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022, and

WHEREAS, the County has not yet been able to further expand our system, so it is necessary to authorize another one-year extension with no change, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that upon approval of Homeland Security and the County Attorney, the Chairman be authorized to sign the contract for the one-year extension for RSTelecom, and that the Emergency Services Director be so notified.

BIDS ON AUCTIONED TAX PARCELS

WHEREAS the County of Hamilton held the annual foreclosure auction on-line on July 13, 2022, and

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

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

WHEREAS one parcel bid at the auction is under review and is not included in this Resolution for approval at this time and will be brought forward at the next Board meeting, therefore, be it

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

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

PROMOTION IN TREASURER’S OFFICE

WHEREAS Josh Troxel is presently the Account Clerk/Computer Support Aide in the Treasurer’s Office, and

WHEREAS Josh has been steadily taking on added responsibilities and managing more complex tasks and performing them at a high level, and

WHEREAS Josh has recently taken and passed the exam for Senior Account Clerk and is reachable from the list, and

WHEREAS there is funding currently available in the Treasurer’s budget due to a budgeted step for Josh and from the Account Clerk position being vacant for a period of time, be it

RESOLVED, that Josh Troxell be promoted to the position of Senior Account Clerk in the Treasurer’s Office at a Grade 8, Step 1, at $21.221 per hour effective August 7, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, that $1,000 be transferred from Account No. A1325.0104 Account Clerk to A1325.0105 Senior Account Clerk to cover the promotion and the County Treasurer be so authorized and the Personnel Officer and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

TYLER TECHNOLOGIES ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE CONTRACT

WHEREAS the County Treasurer’s Office is in the process of implementing the new Accounting/Personnel software purchased through Tyler Technologies, and

WHEREAS, in the process of inputting the general ledger accounts, we find it necessary to have separate data bases for the County and Town accounts that the County Treasurer maintains through contract, and

WHEREAS, to avoid additional expense in asking for these separate data bases, it was determined that a “Purchasing” module was included in the original contract and it is not a product we wish to utilize at this time and could be interchanged to add the separate data bases at the same price quote as the Purchasing module, be it

RESOLVED, that the Purchasing module be removed from the agreement and the data bases be added at the same cost of $4,145, which results in no additional monetary change, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to sign the amended agreement after review by the County Attorney and the Personnel Officer, Clerk of the Board and Treasurer be so notified.

HAMILTON COUNTY TREASURER TO BE THE COLLECTING OFFICER FOR THE LAKE PLEASANT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES

WHEREAS, according to Real Property Tax Law Section 578, the County has the right to enter into a contract with a school district for the collection of school taxes, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office has had a contract with the Lake Pleasant Central School to collect the school taxes for the district since 2011, and

WHEREAS the Lake Pleasant Central School Board agreed at its Annual Reorganizational meeting held on July 13, 2022 to enter into a school tax collection contract with Hamilton County for the collection year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 for $10,150, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Treasurer has agreed to be the tax collecting officer for the 2022-2023 school year for the Lake Pleasant Central School during its normal school tax collection period of September 1 to October 31 with the collection office being the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office, be it

RESOLVED, that Beth Hunt, Hamilton County Treasurer, is authorized to collect the Lake Pleasant Central School District taxes for the School Tax year 2022-23 at the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office for an agreed amount of $10,150.00 for school tax year to be paid by the Lake Pleasant Central School District, and be it further

RESOLVED, that upon the approval of the County Attorney, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with Lake Pleasant Central School to provide school tax collection services for the school year 2022-2023 for $10,150 and the County Treasurer be so notified.

APPROVAL OF BIDS ON AUCTIONED TAX PARCELS

WHEREAS the County of Hamilton held the annual foreclosure auction on-line on July 13, 2022, and

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

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

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

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

SCHEDULE “A” Town of Hope: Bidder: Harry Downing Parcel: 148.018-1-3.100 Bid Price: $67,000.

Town of Lake Pleasant: Bidder: Summer Barnhart Parcel: 113.032-1-2 Bid Price: $46,000; Summer Barnhart Parcel: 113.006-1-16 Bid Price: $28,000; Ryan Smith Parcel: 113.006-1-17 Bid Price: $16,000.

Town of Wells: Bidder: Michael Mell Parcel: 130.018-2-11.110 Bid Price: $8,500.

APPROVING LAKE CHAMPLAIN-LAKE GEORGE REGIONAL PLANNING BOARD 2023 BUDGET AND SALARY SCHEDULE

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has received the 2023 budget and salary schedule for the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby approves said 2023 LCLGRPB budget and salary schedule.

AGREEMENTS BETWEEN HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICE AND KANTIME

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service currently uses KanTime Software as their electronic medical record (EMR) vendor, and

WHEREAS the monthly fee is Eight Hundred Dollars ($800) for census 1-23, Twelve Hundred Fifty dollars ($1,250) for a census of 25-50, or Seventeen Hundred Fifty Dollars for a census of 51-100, and

WHEREAS the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is one hundred dollars ($100) per month, plus $0.06 per clock-in and $0.06 per clock-out, and

WHEREAS the current contract with KanTime is due for renewal, and

WHEREAS the renewal term shall be for a period of two years and will commence upon the date the Renewal Agreement is signed, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to sign the KanTime Software Subscription Renewal Agreement.

HAMILTON COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Community Services is the sole provider of behavioral health service in Hamilton County, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Community Services Board (CSB) has identified the impact on Hamilton County of recent healthcare transformation initiatives by the State of New York as representing significant challenge to its ability to continue to provide adequate behavioral health services to all of its residents, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton CSB has recommended that a regional meeting be held with other counties in the North Country that would include each counties Director of Community Services, CSB Chair and relevant CSB members to develop both regional and local strategies to ensure that behavioral health services can continued to be provided to all Hamilton County residents, and

WHEREAS representatives of the NYS Office of Mental Health’s Central Office, the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Central Office, the NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, the NYS Department of Health, representation from associated Regional Field Offices, and representatives of the regions state operated Psychiatric Hospitals would also participate in this meeting, and

WHEREAS the Hamilton County CSB would support this meeting in Hamilton County, be it

RESOLVED, that a meeting be held at the Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mt. Lake, NY on the 29th and 30th of September, 2022, for the purpose stated above, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County Community Services will cover the cost of Hamilton County participants at an amount not to exceed $700 to be charged to Mental Health Account No. A4320.0407 Outreach.

APPOINTMENT OF NONI IRISH AS ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 29, 2022

WHEREAS, the current Director of Community Services (DCS) is retiring on August 26th, and

WHEREAS there are no candidates at this time for the DCS position and it’s not expected that an individual will be appointed and in place by August 26th, and

WHEREAS a DCS is necessary to perform the regulatory responsibilities of a Community Services Department under NYS Article 41 Mental Hygiene Law, and

WHEREAS Noni Irish who is currently the Clinical Supervisor for Community Services and has agreed to become the Acting DCS until such time as a permanent DCS can be appointed, and

WHEREAS approval to appoint Ms. Irish as the Acting DCS is pending expected approval by the Inter-Office Coordinating Council (IOCC) of the NYS Department of Mental Hygiene, and

WHEREAS the additional duties that Ms. Irish would assume merit an increase in salary while in the position of Acting DCS and still providing clinical supervision, be it

RESOLVED, that Ms. Irish be temporarily appointed Acting DCS for Hamilton County Community Services given anticipated IOCC approval effective August 29, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, that an amount not to exceed $2,782.08 be transferred when necessary from Account No. A4310.0102 Director to Account No. A4310.0113 Supervising Clinical Social Worker when needed to fully fund her position while Acting DCS, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Ms. Irish will resume her Clinical Supervisor position at the salary for that position when a permanent DCS is in place.

APPOINTMENT OF A TEMPORARY CONSULTANT TO THE COMMUNITY SERVICES ACTING DCS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 29, 2022

WHEREAS, the current Director of Community Services (DCS) is retiring on August 26th, and

WHEREAS there are no candidates at this time for the DCS position and it’s not expected that an individual will be appointed and in place by August 26th, and

WHEREAS it is expected that a temporary Acting DCS will be appointed as it is necessary to have a DCS for the Community Services Department in order to perform the regulatory responsibilities of the Department under NYS Article 41 Mental Hygiene Law, and

WHEREAS, it has been recommended by the Hamilton County Community Services Board that the Acting DCS have qualified supervision for the position until such time as permanently appointed DCS is in place, and

WHEREAS the current Director of Community Services Robert Kleppang is willing to provide supervision to the Acting DCS for up to four (4) hours a week at a rate of Seventy-five Dollars ($75) per hour for a period not to exceed three (3) months, be it

RESOLVED, that Robert Kleppang will be appointed on a temporary basis to provide no more than four (4) hours per week of supervision effective August 29, 2022 at a rate of Seventy-five Dollars ($75) per hour, and be it further

RESOLVED, that an amount not to exceed Three Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($3,900) be transferred, as necessary, from Account No. A4310.0102 Director to Account No. A4310.0109 Temporary to fund this position.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO SIGN AN MOU WITH CLINTON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

WHEREAS CCETA and HCSS offers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training services to eligible candidates in their respective counties, and

WHEREAS HCSS caseworkers are charged with the WIOA training of Hamilton County residents work with few trainees because of the small population of Hamilton County and the modest amount of funding allocated to the County for that purpose, and

WHEREAS the Department of Labor’s WIOA data collection program OSOS (OneStop Operating System) is lengthy, complicated, and continuously changing, and errors result in negative performance outcomes which can lead to reduced funding, and

WHEREAS CCETA staff operates WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Programing, on a full-time or semi full-time basis and they are proficient with the OSOS system, and

WHEREAS HCSS staff requires continued OSOS training and guidance because of their limited amount of exposure to the system, and

WHEREAS HCSS desires to enter into an agreement with CCETA to process HCSS customer data into the OSOS system making this process more efficient, be it

RESOLVED, that upon approval of the County Attorney, the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services is hereby authorized to sign an MOU with Clinton County Employment and Training Administration to process HCSS customer data into the OSOS system.

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PLAN ANNUAL UPDATE

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

WHEREAS Roberta A Bly has provided the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors with the April 1, 2022- March 31, 2023 Child & Family Services Plan Annual Update, be it

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

INCREASING THE SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM BUDGET

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), administered by the Hamilton County Department of Social Services, has been awarded the amount of Eleven Thousand Eight Hundred Seventeen-four Dollars ($11,874) for the administration of the 2022 SYEP, and

WHEREAS the amount to be awarded for SYEP was not known at the time the 2022 budget was adopted, no amount was put in the 2022 Hamilton County budget for Account No. A6290.0103, Job Training Participating Summer Youth, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Account No. A6290.0103, Job Training Participating Summer Youth, be increased by Eleven Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-four Dollars ($11,874) to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A4089.0100, Federal Aid, WIA, by same amount and the County Treasurer be so authorized.

AMENDING AMOUNT OF 2022 APPROPRIATION AND REVENUES FOR GAS AND DIESEL AND AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF FUNDS

WHEREAS the budget appropriation amount for Gas and Diesel for 2022 was set and duly adopted for $700,000 for Account No. DM5130.0405 for the purchase of Gas and Diesel Fuel, and

WHEREAS the budget revenue amount for the sale of Gas and Diesel for 2022 was set and duly adopted for $450,000 for Account No. DM2655.0000 and $50,000 for Account No. DM2801.0000 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, because of the steep price increases in fuel costs the adjustments need to be made to the 2022 appropriations and revenues as follows:

Appropriations - DM5130.405 Gas and Diesel Increased - $600,000.

Revenue – DM2655.000 Sale of Fuel Increased - $350,000

DM2801.000 Interfund Sale of Fuel Increased - $ 50,000, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends $200,000 be transferred out the County Machinery Fund balance to accomplish the adjustments stated hereon, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County Board of Supervisors approves the above mentioned amendments to appropriation and revenues and that $200,000 be transferred out of the Unappropriated County Machinery Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. DM5130.405 Gas and Diesel and the County Treasurer be so authorized and the Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified.

AUTHORIZING PROMOTION OF DPW EMPLOYEE - BUILDINGS

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee and Internal Management Committee to recommend the promotion of the following employee:

Daniel Saltis – From MEO to Maintenance Mechanic, Grade 20, to be paid from Account No. A1620.0111 Maintenance Mechanic and

WHEREAS Daniel has completed the Civil Service job scope information application and the Personnel Office has approved that he meets the requirements of Maintenance Mechanic job scope, and

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent recommends this provisional promotion, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the Personnel Officer is authorized to promote the above mentioned employee as stated hereon at Step 1 at $24.186 per hour effective August 8, 2022 and the DPW Superintendent, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR BURNHAM MILL BRIDGE PROJECT FOR 2022

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 138-21 Authorizes the Burnham Mill Bridge Project, and

WHEREAS, the said bridge project is substantially complete except for paving and guide rail, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends the transfer of $90,791.02 from D5112.0203 Bridge Projects to Account No. D5120.2008 Burnham Mill Bridge Project to cover current costs and the paving and guide rail costs, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does approve the transfer of $90,791.02 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.

ABSTRACTING SERVICES FOR THE TREASURER’S OFFICE

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

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

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

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

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

AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO WARRENSBURG COLLISION CENTER, 

WHEREAS the 2020 Chevy Silverado VIN #LZ252662 was involved in an accident and the repairs for the damage were completed by Warrensburg Collision Center, Inc., and

WHEREAS, the Fleet Coordinator recommends the payment of said repairs of the 2020 Chevy Silverado, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to increase Account No. A1910.0402 Repairs to Vehicles-Insurance by $10,200.77 to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A2680.0000 Insurance Recoveries by $10,200.77, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make a check payable to: Warrensburg Collision Center, Inc. For Invoice #4461 in the amount of $9,958.91 and Invoice #4539 in the amount of $741.86 for a total of $10,700.77 and the funds be taken out of Account No. A1910.0402 Repairs to Vehicles-Insurance and the Fleet Coordinator and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

AUTHORIZING CHAIRMAN TO SIGN WIC CONTRACT

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health, Agency # 12000, requests the renewal of the Contract No. DOH01-C35458GG-3450000 with Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service to provide Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) Services, for the period of October 1, 2022– September 30, 2023, and

WHEREAS, the grant year overlaps the 2022- 2023 County Budgeted fiscal year, and

WHEREAS, the total grant contract is for Fifty-two Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-five Dollars ($52,475), and

WHEREAS the necessary funds have been appropriated in the 2022 Municipal Budget and the remainder will be proposed for the 2023 Municipal Budget, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors be authorized to sign the Contract with the NYS WIC Program, and the County Treasurer be so notified.

FUNDING THE STEP CHANGE FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE

WHEREAS there has been a vacancy for a Registered Professional Nurse for the past year, and this position has been difficult to fill historically, and

WHEREAS there are several upcoming retirements of current Registered Professional Nurses within the Public Health Department, and

WHEREAS we are hiring registered nurses and crediting them for their years of experience, and

WHEREAS Gail Monthony was hired at the step hire rate with 16 years of experience, and

WHEREAS the Public Health Director requests that this employee be credited for her years of experience, be it

RESOLVED, that Gail Monthony be increased to a Grade 17 Step 6, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Personnel Office be authorized to make this change effective August 7, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Treasurer be authorized to make the following transfer to cover said step increase:

FROM: Account No. A4010.0404 Public Health Contracts $4,000 TO: Account No. A4050.0124 RP Nurse #3 $4,000.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM – INDIAN LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL

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

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

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

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

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with said provider to provide the aforesaid services for the period of September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023 pursuant to an aforesaid IEP for each eligible child, with compensation for services rendered at the current approved rates set forth for Hamilton County by the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Education Department, upon approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer be so notified.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - LAKE PLEASANT CENTRAL SCHOOL

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

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

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

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

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with said provider to provide the aforesaid services for the period of September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023 pursuant to an aforesaid IEP for each eligible child, with compensation for services rendered at the current approved rates set forth for Hamilton County by the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Education Department, upon approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

CENTER-BASED SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR CHILDREN AGED 3-5 YEARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign contracts, upon approval of the County Attorney, for Comprehensive Evaluation and Center-Based professional service provision for children residing within Hamilton County at rates set by the New York State Department of Education, for the period of September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023 between the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service and, not limited to but including, the following center-based preschool service providers:

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

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM – WELLS CENTRAL SCHOOL

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

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

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

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

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with said provider to provide the aforesaid services for the period of September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023 pursuant to an aforesaid IEP for each eligible child, with compensation for services rendered at the current approved rates set forth for Hamilton County by the Rate Setting Unit of the NYS Education Department, upon approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer be so notified.

FINAL PAYMENT TO D. H. SMITH CO, INC. FOR OXBOW CULVERT 

WHEREAS, the Oxbow Culvert Project is complete, and

WHEREAS the original contract amount for construction awarded was $466,817.63, and

WHEREAS, the final amount of the construction cost is $455,507.13, and

WHEREAS, to date D.H. Smith has been paid $438,178.69, and

WHEREAS there is one Change Order that needed to be completed that included minor light stone fill around the abutments and extra embankment for the guide rails that wasn’t included in the original contract, and

WHEREAS the final amount to be paid to D. H. Smith, Inc. is $17,328.44 which bring the total for construction to $455,507.13 and this figure is ($11,310.50) under the original contract amount for construction, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Board of Supervisors authorizes Change Order #1 and the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make a check payable to D. H. Smith, Inc., PO Box 293, Clayville, NY 13322 in the amount of $17,328.44 for the final payment for the Oxbow Outlet Culvert Project, and the funds be taken out of Account D5112.2022 Oxbow Outlet Culvert Project and the Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.


Friday, July 8, 2022

County seeks money for workforce housing

 Supervisors July 7 2022



County seeks money for workforce housing

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on July 7, it approved submitting the following grant application resolution requesting funds for workforce housing.

WHEREAS the NYS Department of State (DOS) is accepting grant applications through the 2022 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), and

WHEREAS, the Region’s tourism economy has been especially impacted by the lack of available workforce housing, and

WHEREAS Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake located in Indian Lake is partnering with Hamilton County to develop a regional work force housing facility that would creatively accommodate employees for several local businesses, and

WHEREAS, Adirondack Experience has identified and begun collaborating with a wide variety of possible partners in order to quantify workforce housing needs, identify possible solutions, and develop a working model that may accommodate 30 plus dormitory style housing units in a multi-family structure, and

WHEREAS the creation of a regional work force housing facility is supported by the recommendations of the Raquette River Corridor Blueway Trail Plan an LWRP component plan and is identified as a priority recommendation in the Forward Together -Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan prepared by the region’s Economic Development Organization: Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County is now seeking LWRP funding through the 2022 CFA process to advance the pre-development and design of a regional workforce housing facility that will provide numerous economic benefits to the local and regional community, and

WHEREAS, the grant application process recommends that the governing body of the applicant authorize submission of the application and related actions, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Hamilton hereby authorizes and directs the Supervisor to apply to DOS through the 2022 CFA process and to act in connection with the submission of the application, including execution of all required certifications and forms and to provide such additional information as may be required.

SUBLEASE AGREEMENT WITH NYSEG FOR USE OF EXISTING

TOWER AT BLUE MOUNTAIN IN TOWN OF INDIAN LAKE

WHEREAS, in the Town of Indian Lake at Blue Mountain on lands leased by New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) exists a communications tower, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County wishes to utilize such communications tower to enhance existing emergency management communications, and

WHEREAS NYSEG is willing to enter into a 25-year sublease agreement allowing Hamilton County to utilize such tower as to enhance its emergency management communications, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton authorizes the Chairman, with the approval of the County Attorney, to enter into a sublease agreement with NYSEG for use of the existing tower at Blue Mountain in the Town of Indian Lake so as to enhance emergency management communications within Hamilton County.

SETTING RATE FOR TRAVEL ALLOWANCE

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County will, effective July 1, 2022, compensate auto mileage incurred by employees on behalf of the County at the rate of $.625 per mile and the County Treasurer be so authorized.

APPROVAL TO FUND AND PAY INVOICES RECEIVED

WHEREAS three 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 $3,185 to be offset by funding Revenue Account No. A4089.0200 – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in the amount of $3,185, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay Tyler Technologies $3,185 for Invoice No. 025-379177 ($260), Invoice No. 025-382229 ($2,535) and Invoice No. 025-385443 ($390) from Account No. A1325.0412 ARP Act, Financial Software.

TERMINATE FINANCIAL SERVICES INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT 

WHEREAS, through a mutual understanding between the Town of Morehouse and the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office, it has been agreed that terminating the 2022 Town of Morehouse Financial Services Intermunicipal Agreement between the Town of Morehouse and the County Treasurer’s Office is in the best interest of both parties, and

WHEREAS, the Morehouse Town Board have approved Resolutions to move in this direction, and

WHEREAS, both parties agree to waive the 90-day written notice of termination (Section E of agreement) due to the fact that a June 30, 2022 end day is most effective for a smooth transition being it is the end of the quarter and half year mark, be it

RESOLVED, that the Intermunicipal Agreement between Town of Morehouse and Hamilton County created by Resolution No. 303-21, dated December 2, 2021 be terminated as of June 30, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, that an invoice for the end of the second quarter services has been submitted and will be the final payment due the County from the Town of Morehouse for services to June 30, 2022.

AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR IT SERVICES

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

WHEREAS, My Techs has completed a county-wide Email Upgrade to Microsoft 365, and

WHEREAS My Techs continues to work on multiple projects in different departments, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $12,000 from Account No. A1990.0401 Contingent to Account No. A1040.0410 Computer Maintenance for IT services.

PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PCORI) FEE

WHEREAS the Affordable Care Act imposes a fee on HRA plan sponsors to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and

WHEREAS the PCORI Fee, required to be reported only once a year on the second quarter FORM 720 and paid by July 31, is based on the average number of lives covered under the plan for the twelve months of the previous plan year, and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors has the authority to authorize said payments on an annual basis upon completion of Tax Form 720 by the County Treasurer, and

WHEREAS the applicable dollar amount is $2.79 per covered life on an annual basis, and

WHEREAS, the Personnel Officer has determined the average number of covered lives for the Hamilton County 2021 plan year is 44, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors do hereby authorize payment of $122.76 made payable to the United States Treasury, Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Ogden, UT 84201-0009, out of Account No. A9060.0801, for the required 2021 PCORI Fee and the County Treasurer be so authorized, and the Personnel Officer be so advised.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION 

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

WHEREAS transportation is required for a child from Lake Pleasant Central School to Arietta, NY, from July 5, 2022 through August 12, 2022, and

WHEREAS, the family will provide transportation to school, and

WHEREAS, the Wells Central School District has a bus and a driver available, and is able to fill this transportation need at a rate of $22.20 per hour, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to sign a contract with Wells Central School District to transport the preschool child from Lake Pleasant Central School to their home as recommended by the CPSE committee, and that the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

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

WHEREAS round trip transportation is required for a child to participate in services at Lake Pleasant Central School from July 5, 2022 through August 12, 2022, and

WHEREAS, the child is located in Wells, NY, and

WHEREAS, the Wells Central School District has a bus and a driver available, and is able to fill this transportation need at a rate of $22.20 per hour, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to sign a contract with Wells Central School District to transport the preschool child from Lake Pleasant Central School to their home as recommended by the CPSE committee, and that the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

FUND COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND DETECTION EFFORTS

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health through Health Research, Inc. (HRI) has been awarded a grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and has contracted with Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and School ELC COVID-19 Enhanced Detection Response, and

WHEREAS Resolution No. 247-21 created the Appropriation Account No. A4189.4105 Supplies & Miscellaneous, and

WHEREAS the budget for the 2021-2022 HRI School ELC Grant included funding for each school district to purchase health screening equipment and supplies, and

WHEREAS the funding will be split between the four school districts in Hamilton County, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be so authorized to write four checks, each in the amount of $5,560, and issue one to each of the four following school districts: Indian Lake Central School District, Long Lake Central School District, Lake Pleasant Central School District, Wells Central School District.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION PLAN

WHEREAS the County of Hamilton is in receipt of the Resource Allocation Plan for the County’s Youth Board funding provided by the Office of Children and Family Services for 2022, and

WHEREAS the plan identifies the program and project applications as part of the required components of the County’s Comprehensive Youth Service Plan as approved by the Office of Children and Family Services, and

WHEREAS this plan will qualify the County for State reimbursement in the amount of $2,677 for the program year, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the 2022 Resource Allocation Plan and authorizes the Chairman to sign, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Special Delinquency Revenue Account No. A3820.0000 be increased from $2,000 by $677 to $2,677 and its corresponding expense Account No. A7310.0401 be increased from $2,500 by $177 to $2,677 and the County Treasurer be so authorized.

AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAMILTON COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES AND THE COORDINATED CARE SERVICES, INC

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Community Services (HCCS) currently has an opening for a clinical social worker that has been open since the summer of 2021, and

WHEREAS the Director of Community Services is retiring on August 26th of this year and his position needs to be filled in a timely manner, and

WHEREAS the Coordinated Care Services Inc. (CCSI) located in Rochester NY is a qualified provider of support services to behavioral health programs including human resources development, and

WHEREAS, CCSI has provided a proposal to assist in the recruitment of a clinical social worker and the Director of Community Services at a cost equal to twenty-three percent of the annualized cost of these positions, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Community Services has funding to cover the projected costs through the use of unused funds currently in its budget for staffing, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the Chairman to sign an agreement with CCSI to assist in recruiting the two positions.

PURCHASE TWO SPEED SIGNS FOR 2022

WHEREAS the DPW owns two (2) All Traffic Solutions (ATS) Speed Alert Message trailers that are used for speed study’s, warnings, traffic counts and other speed related uses on county routes, and

WHEREAS the current trailers aren’t enough to meet demand and the DPW Superintendent recommends the purchase of two (2) more speed alert trailers, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent received a written quote for two additional trailers at a delivered cost of $20,462.44 under GSA Contract GS-07F-6092R, and

WHEREAS ATS is the sole source for these trailers, be it

RESOLVED, that the Fleet Coordinator is hereby authorized to order two (2) All Traffic Solutions Speed Alert 18 Radar Message Sign Trailers for the DPW as mentioned here on for a total of $20,462.44 delivered from All Traffic Solutions, 14201 Sullyfield Circle, Ste 300, Chantilly, VA 201151 and the County Treasurer, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR COUNTY WATER SYSTEM

WHEREAS the budget appropriation amount for Account No. A8320.401 Water System for 2022 was set and duly adopted for $6,000.00, and

WHEREAS the water system had problems and the pumps needed to be pulled out and repaired, and

WHEREAS the 2022 appropriation is now over expended by $3,629.97, and

WHEREAS the County receives 67% reimbursement of yearly expenditures for the water system through the NYSDOT snow & ice contract, be it

RESOLVED, the County Board of Supervisors authorize that $5,000 be transferred from Unappropriated County General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. A8320.401 Water System and that hereby the County Treasurer be so authorized, and the Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

FUNDS TO OXBOW LAKE OUTLET CULVERT PROJECT

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 132-21 Awarded D. H. Smith Co., Inc. the contract for the construction of the Oxbow Culvert project in the amount of $466,342.43, and

WHEREAS Account No. D5112.2022 Oxbow Outlet Culvert project was only funded for construction and not engineering, and

WHEREAS Greenman –Pedersen, Inc. consulting firm for Hamilton County on this Bridge NY project fees to date are $69,308.78, and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent recommends the consulting services be included in this account, be it

RESOLVED, the County Board of Supervisors authorize that $69,308.78 be transferred from Unappropriated County Road Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. D5112.2022 Oxbow Outlet Culvert project and that hereby the County Treasurer be so authorized, and the Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PAYMENT TO D. H. SMITH CO, INC. FOR OXBOW CULVERT PROJECT

WHEREAS, the Oxbow Culvert Project is substantially complete, and

WHEREAS, the second payment application and certification has been approved by Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. for this project in the amount of $224,864.09, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make a check payable to D. H. Smith, Inc., PO Box 293, Clayville, NY 13322 in the amount of $224,864.09 for the second payment, and the funds be taken out of Account D5112.2022 Oxbow Culvert Project and the Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PURCHASE SECURITY SYSTEM COURTHOUSE AND JAIL

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee to discuss installing a security system for the courthouse and county jail complexes and

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent received a written quote for the full purchase and installation from LINSTAR, Inc. under New York State Contract No. PT68825 in the amount of $36,903.75 which includes a one-year maintenance agreement, and

WHEREAS, the Emergency Services Department has grant funding for this project in the amount $26,781 and the Superintendent recommends the security system be purchased and installed, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends to transfer the remaining funds necessary to complete the said security system, be it

RESOLVED, the DPW Superintendent is authorized to move forward with the purchase and installation of the security system for the County Courthouse and Jail at a cost of $36,903.75 from LINSTAR, Inc., 430 Lawrence bell Drive, Buffalo, NY 14221, be it further

RESOLVED, the County Board of Supervisors authorize that $10,122.75 be transferred from Unappropriated County General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. A1620.0413 IL & LP Building Projects and that hereby the County Treasurer be so authorized, and the Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

DATED: JULY 7, 2022

BY

WHEREAS, the 2022 Emergency Management budget did not anticipate the cost of the Emergency Services Director having a vehicle, and

WHEREAS there is a shortage of funds in Emergency Management Account No. A3640.0402 Travel/Office Expense, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be hereby authorized to make the following transfer:

FROM: A1990.0401 Contingent $5,000.00

TO: A3640.0402 Travel/Office Expense $5,000.00

SETTING EQUALIZATION RATES 

RESOLVED, that the assessment rolls with proposed rates as set up by the Equalization Committee be adopted for the year 2022 as follows: 

Arietta – 90, Benson – 80, Hope – 80, Indian Lake – 90, Inlet – 100, Lake Pleasant – 90, Long Lake – 90, Morehouse – 90, Wells – 80.

COURT CLEANING CONTRACT 

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has received the Annual Renewal Letter and Budget for the Court Cleaning Contract #C-300407 authorized by Resolution No. 301-18 adopted October 4, 2018, and 

WHEREAS, said Renewal Letter covers State Fiscal Year 2022-2023 with a budget of $150,033, now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Letter of Renewal and Budget is hereby approved for State Fiscal Year 2022-2023, and the Chairman is authorized to sign the necessary documents and the County Treasurer be so notified. 

RESOLUTION TO FUND COUNTY RCORP GRANT 

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Services (HCCS) participates in the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) grant with Citizens Advocates, Inc., and the Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (HM AHEC) who is the recipient of the grant, and

WHEREAS Citizens Advocates, Inc. receives funding from the grant from the HM AHEC as they hold the certification for substance use disorder treatment services provided by HCCS, and

WHEREAS an agreement has been authorized by Hamilton County and Citizens Advocates that will allow Citizens Advocates, Inc. to pass through funding from the grant over the next three years from the HM AHEC to HCCS to provide local services, trainings and support identified in the RCORP grant, and

WHEREAS the amount for 2022 is $3,333, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the County Treasurer to fund Revenue Account No. A2280.0300 CS RCORP Grant in the amount of $3,333 to be totally offset by funding Expenditure Account No. A4310.0413 CS RCORP Grant in the amount of $3.333 as to allow utilization of this funding by Hamilton County Community Services. 

AID TO PROSECUTION GRANT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has an annual State Aid Agreement with NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, and 

WHEREAS, said agreement needs to be renewed, and

WHEREAS the agreement is proposed for $30,200, the contract period will be for 12 months, be it 

RESOLVED, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign Aid To Prosecution Grant Project ID No. AP21-1020-D00, Contract No. T445250 for the period of April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 in the amount of $30,200 on behalf of the County of Hamilton and the County Treasurer be so advised. 

EARLY VOTING EXPANSION GRANT PROGRAM 

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Elections has been awarded the Early Voting Expansion Grant BOE01-T004421-1110000 for an amount up to $15,366.52, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Elections was previously awarded this grant however acceptance was not completed before expiration and the extension has been granted, and 

WHEREAS, this grant provides reimbursements for actual costs associated with previous early voting expenses, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Chairman is hereby authorized to sign NYS Board of Elections Grant Contract No. BOE01-T004421-1110000. 

WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PROGRAM GRANT

WHEREAS, portions of Hamilton County are located in the Upper Hudson River Watershed, and 

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is a member of the Upper Hudson River Watershed Coalition, and  

WHEREAS the Upper Hudson River Watershed Revitalization Plan identifies erosion and aquatic organism passage as priority water quality issues in the watershed and identifies culverts in Hamilton County for repair or replacement, and 

WHEREAS the Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Bord and the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District are applying for a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant for culvert replacement and implementation projects throughout Hamilton County, and 

WHEREAS the Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board will author and administer this grant and the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide project management and oversight to ensure the grant is completed, and 

WHEREAS the grant designates eligible applicants as a village, town, city, or county, be it 

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County is designated as the applicant of the Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board’s and Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant for culvert replacement and implementation projects. 

PROJECT FOR DAMAGE REPAIR FROM HALLOWEEN STORM OF 2019 

WHEREAS Resolution No. 335-19 authorized appropriations for repairs of damage from the Halloween Storm of 2019, and 

WHEREAS all the repairs have been completed except for the Fayle Road Bridge project, which is currently in construction, and 

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent recommends the transfer of $1,200,000 from the County Road Fund balance to fund this bridge project, be it 

RESOLVED, that $1,200,000 be transferred from the Unappropriated County Road Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Capital Account No. H7.8760.401 Halloween Storm 2019 and that hereby the County Treasurer is authorized to make the said transfer and the Clerk of the Board and County DPW Superintendent be so notified. 

ADOPTION OF REVISED FLEET MANAGEMENT POLICY 

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Fleet Management Policy was duly adopted by Resolution No. 162-10 on June 3, 2010, and 

WHEREAS, the Fleet Management Policy was revised by Resolution on March 6, 2014 and April 7, 2017, and 

WHEREAS, the Fleet Management Policy needs annual review and needs revisions periodically, be it 

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Fleet Management Policy Revision is hereby adopted as recommended by the County Fleet Coordinator and is on file in the Clerk of the Board’s Office. 

AUTHORIZING PROMOTION OF DPW EMPLOYEES – BUILDINGS

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee and Internal Management Committee to recommend the promotion of the following employees: Christopher Gallagher – Custodian to Sr. Custodian, Andrew Wilt – Laborer to Custodian and 

WHEREAS these employees have both passed their respective Civil Service Examinations and were in the top 3 scores, and 

WHEREAS, they have both completed the Civil Service job scope information application and the Personnel Office has approved that both meet the requirements of Sr. Custodian and Custodian descriptions respectively, and 

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent recommends these promotion, be it 

RESOLVED, that hereby the Personnel Officer is authorized to promote the above-mentioned employees as stated hereon at their current Step effective July 10, 2022 and the DPW Superintendent, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified. 


Friday, June 3, 2022

NYSEG seeks use of Blue Mnt. Lake tower.

 Supervisors June 2 2022



NYSEG seeks use of Blue Mnt. Lake tower.

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on June 2, and began passing a group of resolutions, starting with one to establish a SUBLEASE AGREEMENT WITH NYSEG FOR USE OF EXISTING TOWER 

BE IT RESOLVED, that proposed Local Law No. 10 of the year 2022 entitled respectively, “LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING SUBLEASE AGREEMENT WITH NYSEG FOR USE OF EXISTING TOWER AT BLUE MOUNTAIN IN TOWN OF INDIAN LAKE” be and the same are hereby introduced to the Board of Supervisors, and be it further

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

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors shall hold a public hearing on said proposed Local Law at the County Office Complex, Route 8, Lake Pleasant, New York, on the 7th day of July, 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.

Seconded by

PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 10 of 2022 LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING SUBLEASE AGREEMENT WITH NYSEG FOR USE OF EXISTING TOWER AT BLUE MOUNTAIN IN TOWN OF INDIAN LAKE

WHEREAS, in the Town of Indian Lake at Blue Mountain on lands leased by New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) exists a communications tower, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County wishes to utilize such communications tower to enhance existing emergency management communications, and

WHEREAS NYSEG is willing to enter into a 25-year sublease agreement allowing Hamilton County to enhance said communications, now, therefore,

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

Section 1. NYSEG is the tenant of premises in the Town of Indian Lake at Blue Mountain, said real property more particularly described as set forth in a certain deed dated December 21, 2010 and recorded in the Hamilton County Clerk’s Office December 28, 2010 at Liber 252, Page 113.

Section 2. NYSEG has agreed to sublease to the County of Hamilton space on the said existing tower as more particularly set forth in the said sublease agreement.

Section 3. The term of the proposed sublease is twenty-five (25) years.

Section 4. An analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the said aforesaid sublease, if any, has been done under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) with Hamilton County acting as lead agency; in view of the existing tower, this legislative body determines that the proposed action constitutes a Type II action, and accordingly adopts a Negative Declaration, with a determination of no significant effect on the environment.

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 New York State Electric and Gas Corporation for a period of twenty-five (25) 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.

PAYMENT TO MAGUIRE NISSAN FOR 2022 PUBLIC HEALTH VEHICLE

WHEREAS Resolution No. 133-22 authorizes the County Fleet Coordinator to purchase a one (1) 2022 Nissan Altima 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 it is accepted and meets specifications and recommends payment of said vehicle, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to Maguire Nissan of Ithaca, 17 Uptown Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 in the amount of $26,420 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.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR CRAMER BRIDGE PROJECT

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 270-21 Authorizes the Cramer Bridge Project, and

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent recommended the initial appropriation of $125,000, and

WHEREAS, the County has received the new superstructure steel and decking for the bridge project, and

WHEREAS, County DPW personnel and R&B Construction has completed the said bridge to include superstructure replacement, decking, paving, abutment repair and guide rail installation and is now open to vehicle traffic, and

WHEREAS the final cost of the said project is $152,328 and currently there is a balance of $44,295 in Account No. D5120.2009 with outstanding invoices currently in this month’s audit for $71,623, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent recommends the transfer of $27,328 from D5112.203 Bridge Projects to Account No. D5120.2009 Cramer Bridge Project, be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does approve the transfer of $27,328 from Account No. D5112.203 Bridge Projects to Account No. D5120.2009 Cramer Bridge Project as recommended by the DPW Superintendent, and the County Treasurer be so authorized to make the transfer and DPW Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

FUNDING ADIRONDACK HAMLETS TO HUTS IMPLEMENTATION

WHEREAS Hamilton County was awarded CFA #76741 Adirondack Hamlets to Huts Implementation in the amount of $219,375, and

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

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to fund Account No. A6326.0411 Adk. Hamlets to Huts at $4,502.46 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A3902.0200 Adk. Hamlets to Huts in the amount of $4,502.46.

ADVERTISING OF A FULL-TIME PUBLIC HEALTH AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR

WHEREAS there is a need to fill the Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator position, and

WHEREAS the Director of Public Health requests to fill this position with a full-time Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and

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

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Personnel Office be authorized to advertise for this position at a grade 12, and be it further

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

APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 172-17 dated June 1, 2017, Roberta A. Bly was appointed Commissioner of the Hamilton County Department of Social Services effective July 1, 2017 for a term of five (5) years, and

WHEREAS, this appointment expires on June 30, 2022, be it

RESOLVED, that Roberta A. Bly be appointed Commissioner of the Hamilton County Department of Social Services for a term of five (5) years, effective July 1, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the salary for the Commissioner of the Hamilton County Department of Social Services be at a salary of $97,425 per annum, paid in bi-weekly installments and the County Personnel Officer and County Treasurer be so advised.

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT FOR 2021 DODGE DURANGO

WHEREAS Resolution No. 289-21 authorized the Fleet Coordinator to purchase a second patrol vehicle in 2021 for the Sheriff’s Office due to the uncertainty of the vehicle marketplace, and

WHEREAS Resolution No. 342-21 authorized the purchase of the ancillary equipment for the 2021 Dodge Durango from JPJ Electronics installed at a cost of $17,345.91, including 2-Way Radios, to be installed in 2022, and

WHEREAS the installation of the ancillary equipment has been completed for the 2021 Dodge Durango by JPJ Electronics in the amount of $13,484.22, and

WHEREAS, the cost of the 2-Way Radio is paid by an Emergency Services Grant, and

WHEREAS the ancillary equipment for the 2021 Dodge Durango was not budgeted for in the 2022 budget, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $13,484.22 from Contingent Account No. A1990.0401 to Sheriff Account No. A3110.0202 Automobile to cover the cost of the ancillary equipment for the 2021 Dodge Durango and the Clerk of the Board, County Sheriff and Fleet Coordinator be so notified.

PURCHASE AND INSTALL OF ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT FOR 2022 CHEVROLET TAHOE – SHERIFF’S OFFICE

WHEREAS Resolution No. 143-22 authorized the purchase of a 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SSV for the Sheriff’s Office, and

WHEREAS, said vehicle needs to have ancillary equipment installed such as but not limited to 2-way radios, emergency lights, sirens, etc., and

WHEREAS, the County has received a written quote for the installation of the ancillary equipment from JPJ Electronics, 1 W. Whitesboro St., Yorkville, NY in the amount of $15,087.48, and

WHEREAS, also received was a quote for the 2-Way Radios for this vehicle in the amount of $3,668.86 under State Contract #PT67040, and

WHEREAS, because of the electronics that new vehicles have from the factory such as air bag components and computer-controlled factory equipment the Fleet Coordinator recommends waiving the County’s procurement for three written quotes, and recommends that JPJ Electronics complete the installation of the ancillary equipment, be it

RESOLVED, the Fleet Coordinator is authorized to purchase the ancillary equipment from JPJ Electronics installed at a cost of $18,756.34 for the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe SSV, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $2,587.48 from Contingent Account No. A1990.0401 to Sheriff Account No. A3110.0202 Automobile to cover the budget shortage in the 2022 budget for the ancillary equipment for the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Clerk of the Board, County Sheriff, Emergency Services Director, and Fleet Coordinator be so notified.

AGREEMENT WITH NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM

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

WHEREAS, the contract begins on April 1, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2024, and

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

WHEREAS, the State Unified Court System has provided a proposal wherein the period of the contract begins on April 1, 2022 and ends on March 31, 2023, the maximum compensation for the period is Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) and the Hamilton County Sheriff provides an attendant staffing schedule, and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is authorized to execute an agreement with the New York State Unified Court System to provide Court Attendant Staffing by the Hamilton County Sheriff for the maximum compensation of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for the period of time beginning on April 1, 2022 and ending on March 31, 2023.

PURCHASE MAINTENANCE AND LICENSES FOR IMPACT SOFTWARE

WHEREAS Hamilton County Public Safety Answering Point uses the IMPACT system for a Records Management System (RMS), Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and Automatic Vehicle Locater (AVL), and

WHEREAS Fulton County uses the same system for their Dispatch System which will afford the same information and protocols for a proper back-up situation, and

WHEREAS, IMPACT is under New York State Contract Number PM67378, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has received a bill for the annual maintenance and site licenses for the PSAP’s IMPACT system with the contract period running from May 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 in the amount of $11,210.99, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors authorizes the purchase of the maintenance and site licenses for IMPACT for $11,210.99, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Treasurer is hereby authorized to issue a check to IMPACT (Central Square), 12709 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693 for Invoice No. 349635 from Account A3645.0425, Department Homeland Security and Emergency Services Grant SI20-1028-E00.

AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO EMPIRE PAVING MATERIALS, INC.

WHEREAS, the DPW has completed paving of Lake Pleasant Transfer Station and a small section patch on County Route 6 Benson Road, and

WHEREAS, payment is due to Empire Paving Materials, Inc for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment as follows: $73,852.62 from Account No. A8189.401 Solid Waste Capital Reserve

$ 3,960.78 from Account No. D5110.404 Asphalt – CR6 Patch Pave made payable to: Empire Paving Materials, Inc., Duanesburg, NY, and the Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

AMENDMENT FOR RESOLUTION NO. 158-22 FOR PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE ON VARIOUS COUNTY ROADS 2022

WHEREAS Resolution No. 158-22 authorizes two pavement projects with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlays as follows:

County Route 7, Hope Falls Road, Town of Hope, Approx. 2.0 miles Est. $120,000, County Route 3 – North Point Road, Town of Long Lake, Approx. 2.3 miles Est - $130,000 and

WHEREAS there is a third HMA project that needs to be completed and with the increases to fuel prices there is not enough funding to complete the said projects, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee and recommends completing all three HMA projects and it would require another $200,000 to complete, and the Superintendent feels strongly it would be in the best interest of the County Road System to complete the HMA paving, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent recommends amending and adding to the projects authorized in Resolution No. 158-22 as follows:

County Route 7, Hope Falls Road, Town of Hope, Approx. 2.0 miles Est. = $160,000.

County Route 3 – North Point Road, Town of Long Lake, Approx. 2.3 miles, Est - $175,000.

County Route 12, Cedar River Road, Town of Indian Lake, Approx. 1.3 miles, Est.- $115,000. be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does approve the said changes to the HMA paving projects as stated hereon, and be it further

RESOLVED, that $200,000 be transferred from the Unappropriated County Road Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. D5110.404 Asphalt and the County Treasurer be so authorized and the Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified.


Friday, May 27, 2022

County has new democrat commissioner of elections

 Supervisors May 23 2022



County has new democrat commissioner of elections

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on May 23, it passed three resolutions, starting with following to APPOINT JADE SHERMAN AS DEMOCRATIC COMMISSIONER OF ELECTIONS.

WHEREAS, this Board has received a recommendation from the Hamilton County Democratic Committee, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3-204 sub 5 of the Election Law, to appoint Jade Sherman a resident and qualified voter of the Town of Wells, Democratic Commissioner of Elections, to fill a vacancy, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the recommendation be accepted, and Jade Sherman is hereby appointed as Democratic Commissioner of Elections to fill a vacancy for a term beginning May 25, 2022 and ending December 31, 2024, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the annual salary of the Democratic Commissioner of Elections is hereby set at $54,537 on an annual prorated basis for the remainder of 2022 and the annual salary be set by Local Law at budget time each year payable in bi-weekly installments and the County Treasurer and Personnel Officer be so advised.

Seconded by

MAP COPIER FOR COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Clerk's Office purchased an OCE map copier in January 2010 for $2,759.00 that has served the office well, and

WHEREAS this copier is no longer functioning, and a recent quote estimated the cost to fix the current problem would be $1,500.00, and

WHEREAS this copier is over 10 years old and other issues could arise that would require additional service calls and parts replacement, if available, and

WHEREAS a recent quote was obtained from Derby Office Equipment for a new Canon Color Copier under state contract price in the amount of $4,726.45, which includes a rebate and removal and recycling of the current OCA copier as Derby Office Equipment felt there is no longer any value in this copier and therefore no trade-in value, and

WHEREAS the Canon Color Copier is highly recommended for the department’s needs and would relieve the additional pressure that has been put on the Real Property Tax Department for making map copies for the County Clerk’s Office, and

WHEREAS the County Clerk met with the Central Government Committee and made them aware of this equipment issue and they agreed that a new copier was needed, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Clerk is hereby authorized to purchase a new Canon Color Copier under state contract price in the amount of $4,726.45, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $4,726.45 from Contingent Account A1990.0401 to Account No. A1410.0405 Supplies for the purchase of said copier and the County Clerk and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

PAYMENT FOR FORD TRUCKS - DPW

WHEREAS Resolution No. 115-22 authorizes the purchase a one (1) 2022 Ford F600 truck and Resolution No. 134-22 authorizes the purchase of one (1) Ford F550 Crew Cab for use by the DPW, and

WHEREAS the said trucks ordered were delivered, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent has inspected the said trucks and they meet specification and recommends payment of the trucks, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to Don’s Ford, Route 12N, Utica, NY 13502 in the amount of $150,030 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. DM5130.201 Road Equipment for the DPW and the County Highway Superintendent and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.


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