Wednesday, July 21, 2021

National anthem of the United States of America (lyrics)

Ranger Report July 21 2021

 Ranger Report July 21 2021



Town of Inlet--On July 15 at 1 p.m., DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Gates contacted DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch advising that he had overheard radio traffic regarding a 74-year-old subject from Hamburg with an ankle injury near the top of Black Bear Mountain. Four Forest Rangers and one AFR responded to assist, along with resources from Herkimer County. At 4:07 p.m., Forest Ranger Hanno advised that Rangers carried the injured hiker to the trailhead where they were met by EMS. The subject was transferred to a waiting ambulance for transport to a local hospital.


Town of Arietta--On July 16 at 8:30 a.m., Forest Ranger Kerr located the vehicle of a group reported overdue from a camping trip on the French Louis Loop in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area. Two additional Rangers responded to the trailhead to assist with a search. At 12:30 p.m., Forest Ranger Scott advised he had located the group from Staten Island on the trail in good condition. The hikers took a wrong turn the previous evening, causing them to spend an additional night in the woods. Ranger Scott escorted the group out of the woods and everyone was back to their vehicles by 3:15 p.m.


Thursday, July 8, 2021

 Ranger Report July 8 2021



Town of Benson: On June 30 at 10:24 p.m., DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) reporting receipt of a Garmin inReach device activation at Woods Lake in the Silver Lake Wilderness Area.

IERCC received the message from a 30-year-old woman from Winooski, Vermont, who was experiencing chest pain, increased heart rate, dizziness, and nausea. Forest Rangers Thompson and Kerr responded along with the Northville Fire Department and the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Forest Rangers reached the subject at 11:51 p.m. She was able to walk back out to the trailhead with EMS assistance. Once at the trailhead, the hiker was loaded into an ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment


Friday, July 2, 2021

County authorizes repairs

 Supervisors July 1 2021



County authorizes repairs

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on July 1, it passed numerous resolutions to include several related to repairing county property.

PAVING AT THE INDIAN LAKE MAIN BUILDING ENTRANCE

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent needed to pave a section of the parking lot and entryway at the main building at the Indian Lake Building Facility, and 

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent had G.H. Wood Co. complete the paving per Hamilton County award for Bid Spec 8-2021 at a cost of $3,869.50, be it 

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment of $3,869.50 to G.H. Wood Co., PO Box 650, Lake Pleasant NY 12108 out of Account No. A1620.0413 Projects and the Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified. 

PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY SEPTIC TANK REPAIRS

WHEREAS the county septic system at the Lake Pleasant Courthouse facilities was in alarm status on April 28, 2021, and 

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent requested Adirondack Septic Tank, Corp. to come access and diagnose the issue, and 

WHEREAS it was found that one of the septic pumps had failed and needed to be replaced, and 

WHEREAS, the Superintendent authorized Adirondack Septic Tank, Corp. to move forward with the replacement of the failed pump and this work required but not limited to pump and flush septic tank and pump chamber, line testing and installation of a new septic pump at a cost of $9,271.80, be it. 

RESOLVED, hereby the County Board of Supervisors approve of the payment of $9,271.80 to Adirondack Septic Tank, Corp., 4720 State Hwy 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010, and the County Treasurer be so authorized to send a payment of $9,271.80 to Adirondack Septic Tank, Corp. out of Account No. A1620.0404 Repairs and the Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified. 

CAPITAL PROJECT FOR DAMAGE REPAIR FROM HALLOWEEN STORM 

WHEREAS, to date, $1,200,000 has been transferred from the County Road Fund Balance for repairs of damage from the Halloween Storm of 2019, and 

WHEREAS, the DPW has been continuing repairs from the damage and needs more funding to continue the damage repairs including two bridge replacements, and

WHEREAS DPW Superintendent recommends the transfer of $600,000 from the County Road Fund balance to fund these ongoing repairs, be it. 

RESOLVED, that $600,000 be transferred from the Unappropriated County Road Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Capital Project Account No. H7.8760.402 Halloween Storm 2019 for a total of $1,800,000.00 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. 

NEW POWER OPERATOR FOR ENTRYWAY DOORS - COURTHOUSE 

WHEREAS the entryway double doors for the Lake Pleasant Courthouse need new power operators, and 

WHEREAS the DPW requested Kelly Brothers of Syracuse to come and diagnose the issue with the doors and give a quote on repairing the doors and a price of replacing the doors, and  

WHEREAS the price to install new doors and power openers would be $26,353.87, and 

WHEREAS the repair of the doors with new power opener that are more wind resistance than the current power openers would be $7, 865.88, and 

WHEREAS the Superintendent believes the doors overall are in good condition and recommends installing new power openers and associated parts, be it.  

RESOLVED, the Superintendent is authorized to move forward with the install of new power openers for the entryway doors installed at a cost of $7,865.88 from Kelly Brothers of Syracuse and the Clerk of the Board, County Treasurer and DPW Superintendent be so notified.  

PURCHASE/INSTALL OF HVAC SYSTEM COUNTY CLERK BUILDING

WHEREAS the County is desirous to install a new HVAC System (Mini-Split) in the County Clerk Building in Lake Pleasant, and 

WHEREAS the DPW requested proposals from three different firms that do this kind of HVAC work, and  

WHEREAS all three firms did come and look at the building so a proposal could be estimated and only one firm returned a written quote, and 

WHEREAS the department reached out to the other two vendors on several occasions, and they do not return calls or provide a proposal, and 

WHEREAS, Technical Building Services, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) provided a written quote for the install of the said HVAC system at a cost of $17,485 and the Superintendent believes the department did its due diligence in effort to receive at least three written quotes per the County’s Procurement Policy and recommends approval to waive the County’s Procurement Policy and move forward with TBS, Inc., be it.  

RESOLVED, the Superintendent is authorized to move forward with the install of the HVAC system for the County Clerk building from TBS Inc., installed at a cost of $17,485, and be it further.  

RESOLVED, that $17,485 be transferred from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. A1620.413 Projects and that hereby the County Treasurer is authorized to make the said transfer and the Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified.  

AWARD OF BID FOR HASKELL ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT 

WHEREAS Hamilton County DPW solicited bids for the replacement of the Haskell Road Bridge located on Haskell Road in the Town of Arietta, and 

WHEREAS one (1) bid was received as follows – 1. Luck Brothers, Inc. - $548,000 and

WHEREAS Andrew S. Bell of A.S. Bell Engineering design engineer for Hamilton County has reviewed the said bid and recommends that the award be made to Luck Brothers, Inc. of Plattsburgh, NY, be it. 

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby award the bid for the Haskell Road Bridge Project to Luck Brothers, Inc, 73 Trade Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 in the amount of $548,000, and be it further. 

RESOLVED, the Board of Supervisors hereby authorize the Chairman of the Board to enter into an agreement with Luck Brothers, Inc. for the said bridge project with the approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer, Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified. 

HAMILTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE HAULING CONTRACT

WHEREAS Resolution No. 112-21 authorized a 2 year period extension for the Solid Waste Hauling Contract #DEC01-C00441GG-3350000 for $150,000 per year, and  

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has been notified that the agreement has been amended and this will not be a two year extension, but only a one year extension, be it  

RESOLVED, that the Chairman is hereby authorized to sign NYS DEC Contract #DEC01- C00441GG-3350000 Hamilton County Solid Waste Hauling for an amended period of 4/1/17- 3/31/21 and the County Treasurer and Highway Superintendent be so notified.

BUS FOR THE TRAILBLAZERS PROGRAM 

WHEREAS Hamilton County Community Service’s Trailblazers Program provides activities to Hamilton County Youth that can, at times, require transportation, and 

WHEREAS, Community Services has two vans to provide transportation but there are times that greater capacity would benefit the program, and 

WHEREAS Indian Lake Central School can provide a 60-passenger school bus to transport youth participating in Trailblazer activities when increased transportation capacity would benefit the program, therefore, be it. 

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the Chairman, upon review of the County Attorney, to sign the contract provided by Indian Lake Central School to provide a bus when needed by the Trailblazers Program. 

BOAT PATROL POSITION WAGE SCALES 

WHEREAS John Rathbun has been an employee of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for over 28 years, Eric Dale has been an employee of the Sheriff’s Office for 9 years and Dominic Arena has been an employee of the Sheriff’s Office for 3 years, all serving in a seasonal position of Deputy Sheriff (Boat Patrol), and 

WHEREAS, both Eric and Dominic have extensive knowledge and experience with their numerous years of service within law enforcement, and 

WHEREAS, Sheriff Karl Abrams has recommended that the Deputy Sheriff (Boat Patrol) seasonal position be removed from the grade and step wage scales and an hourly rate be set, which will be based on the employees’ qualifications and experience, and 

WHEREAS other County departments (Public Health Nursing and County Highway) have removed positions from the grade and step wage scales, establishing an hourly rate for said positions, and 

WHEREAS Sheriff Abrams recommends that John Rathbun, Eric Dale, and Dominic Arena be paid at an hourly rate of $24, and 

WHEREAS, the County Internal Management Committee recommends the removal of the Deputy Sheriff (Boat Patrol) from the current grade and step wage scales, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Deputy Sheriff (Boat Patrol) seasonal position be removed from the County grade and step wage scales and be it further. 

RESOLVED, that any future Deputy Sheriff (Boat Patrol) seasonal positions being filled, will be evaluated for qualifications and experience, to determine an hourly rate for said employee being hired, and be it further. 

RESOLVED, that John Rathbun, Eric Dale, and Dominic Arena’s hourly rate be changed to $24 effective for 2021 and be it further. 

RESOLVED, that the Treasurer’s Office and Personnel Officer have approval to retroactively pay said employees for any hours they have been paid in 2021.

SETTING EQUALIZATION RATES 

RESOLVED, that the assessment rolls with proposed rates as set up by the Equalization Committee be adopted for the year 2021 as follows: Arietta – 100, Benson – 85, Hope – 85, Indian Lake – 100, Inlet – 100, Lake Pleasant – 100, Long Lake – 100, Morehouse – 100, Wells - 85.

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 $2.66 per covered life on an annual basis, and 

WHEREAS, the Personnel Officer has determined the average number of covered lives for  the Hamilton County 2020 plan year is 44, now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors do hereby authorize payment of $117.04 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 2020 PCORI Fee and the County Treasurer be so authorized, and the Personnel Officer be so advised.

CREATING REVENUE ACCOUNT FOR FAMILY FIRST PROGRAM

WHEREAS Resolution No. 77-21 adopted April 1, 2021 authorized contracts with Lake Pleasant Central School, Wells Central School, Long Lake Central School, and Indian Lake School for the Family First Program, and 

WHEREAS, a Revenue Account needs to be created within the County Budget for the  payments made by the schools for the Family First Program, be it 

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to create Revenue Account  No. A2260.0300 Family First. 

FUNDING COMMUNITY SERVICES ACCOUNTS

WHEREAS Resolution No. 110-21 adopted May 6, 2021 authorized the HFM Prevention Council’s withheld funding in 2020 in the amount of $7,354 be paid from 2020 expense line A4310.0425, and 

WHEREAS, said Resolution also authorized Citizens Advocates withheld 2020 funding in the amount of $351 be paid from 2020 expense line A4310.0424, and 

WHEREAS, the 2020 funding needs to be transferred from the Unappropriated Fund  Balance into the 2021 budget in order to make these payments, be it 

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $7,705 from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to the following accounts: 

A4310.0425 HFM Prevention Council $7,354 A4310.0424 Alcoholism Clinic $351.

CONTINUATION OF TOURIST PROMOTION AGENCY

AND AUTHORIZING MATCHING FUNDS FOR PROMOTION OF TOURISM 

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

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

RESOLVED, that, Mary Jane Lawrence of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism be, and hereby is, authorized and directed to submit an application to Marisa Finn, Tourism Matching Funds Director, Empire State Development Division of Tourism, Albany, New York 12245, for matching funds in an amount up to Two Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($220,000) to be used for the promotion of tourism in Hamilton County, and be it further. 

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

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

RESOLVED, that in order to comply with Commerce Law, Article 5-A (New York State  Tourism Promotion Act) that the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism be the duly designated  tourist promotion agency for the County of Hamilton for the fiscal year of 2020/2021, and the  County Treasurer be so advised. 

WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PROGRAM GRANT

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 Coalition is applying for a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant for culvert replacement and implementation projects throughout the watershed, 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 Upper Hudson River Watershed Coalition’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant for culvert replacement and implementation projects.

EXTENSION OF MOU FOR MUTUALINK

WHEREAS, the State of New York has made a commitment for a safer and more secure Division of Homeland Securities and Emergency Services, and 

WHEREAS, the State of New York has deployed the Mutualink Emergency Incident  Collaboration Technology which provides a common platform of sharing of radio, video,  telephone and data to any invited user and making it available to all counties at no charge, and 

WHEREAS, on July 2, 2015, with Resolution No. 184-15 an MOU between Hamilton  County and New York State was established for the County’s use of said Mutualink system, and 

WHEREAS, on August 7, 2018, with Resolution No. 249-18, the MOU was extended to  January 31, 2021, and 

WHEREAS, a new contract and agreement to extend the contract to March 31, 2024 has  been extended by New York State, and  

WHEREAS, Emergency Services Director Don Purdy has submitted the proposed MOU  to County Attorney Charles Getty for approval and such approval was given by Attorney Getty by  email on June 22, 2021, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors hereby approves the new MOU and the  Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to sign said MOU in quadruplicate and submit to the New  York State Division of Homeland Securities and Emergency Services for participation in said  program. 

AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF LITHIUM BATTERIES

WHEREAS Resolution No. 208-20 authorized the purchase of a 48v DC generator for the East Mt. solar powered microwave site, and  

WHEREAS, funding is available through New York State Department of Homeland  Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) grant SI18-1047-D00, Account No. A3645.0402, for  new technology Lithium Batteries for longer lifespan, increased output and better resiliency to  support the 48v generator and microwave system, and 

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Office of Emergency Services has tried to attain quotes from 3 vendors for 12 of said batteries beginning in March of 2021, and having only 2 vendors reply with quotes, the first being Expertpower Direct with a quote of $28,800, and the second being Signature Solar with a quote of $17,395, and no answer from the 3rd vendor, Electric Car Parts Company, and 

WHEREAS, it is imperative that the newly purchased generator be installed before the  winter of 21-22, and that install include the Lithium Batteries, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors authorizes the purchase of 12 Lithium Batteries from Signature Solar in the amount of $17,395, with funding from DHSES grant SI18-1047-D00, Account No. A3645.0402, and the Treasurer and the Office of Emergency Services be so notified. 


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Ranger Report June 30

Ranger Report June 30

Town of Lake Pleasant



Storm Damage Response: On June 21, Forest Rangers Nally, Thompson, and Kerr responded to a call for Forest Ranger assistance from the caretaker at Moffitt Beach State Campground. The caretaker reported several impassable roadways, downed trees and phone lines, and power outages in the area. Rangers helped clear storm damage in and around the campground and assisted local fire departments, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, and highway officials with localized storm impacts.

Rangers, working through Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Dispatch, also responded to 911 calls, supplementing local resources. Rangers checked on campers at undeveloped and isolated State Land campsites in areas without cell service. On Powley Road in the town of Stratford, Ranger Thompson discovered the road impassable. The Ranger began cutting his way down the road where he made contact and assisted stranded campers. 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Accident and arrest on Big Brook Road

 State Police Report June 23



On June 23, 2021, at approximately 10:36 p.m., State Police responded to Big Brook Road in the town of Indian Lake for a report of a motor vehicle crash. An investigation at the scene revealed that a 2016 Ford F350 operated by 42-year-old Andrew B. Lewis of Indian Lake, struck a utility pole. He was found unconscious in his vehicle. Lewis was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI. He refused to submit to a test to determine his blood alcohol content. Lewis was charged with DWI and released with tickets for the Indian Lake Court


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

New fire tower for hikers in Hamilton County

 

Supervisors June 21 2021

 


 

New fire tower for hikers in Hamilton County

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on June 21, they approved a group of resolutions that will provider hikers with a new fire tower to hike up to and climb up for the view.

HAMILTON COUNTY FIRE TOWER CHALLENGE

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

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

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

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

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-Grampus 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 (CHT) will agree to a 10 year, no fee, and 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 CHT.

Hamilton County and the Town of Long Lake will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CHT 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 CHT 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.

MOUNTAIN CLUB AND HAMILTON COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

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

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

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

WHEREAS, these partnerships have involved the exchange of many hours of partnership on the Buck Mt. and other trails, working to combine our effort to enhance trail work capacity in Hamilton County, and

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

WHEREAS, specific to the Buck Mt. Fire Tower project, this partnership has already had the County, Soil and Water, and the Adirondack Mountain Club investing many hours of combined time, and

WHEREAS, we are now at the point where we have to define and complete the more intensive work of getting a trail built on a tight timeline, and

WHEREAS, Soil and Water has been on site several times with the Adirondack Mountain Club to define the specific areas of trail work for Soil and Water, as well as the Adirondack Mt. Club, now, therefore, be it

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

The Adirondack Mt. Club has the technical expertise to do this work, and has proposed a design/build model for same in an amount not to exceed $31,500.

Hamilton County wants to codify the existing partnership in a more formal agreement.

The Adirondack Mt. Club is the sole source for this work, on this particular trail project because of their expertise, but also because of the current and existing partnership on this trail, where they have provided significant volunteer work and where we also have integrated their training of Soil and Water, with both portions of the trail work and also be it

RESOLVED, that based on the determinations above, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisor is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Adirondack Mountain Club to both formalize our partnership and contract for the one specific portion of the Buck Mt. Trail in an amount not to exceed $31,500.00, with the approval of the County Attorney.

BUCK MT. RIGHT OF ENTRY AGREEMENT

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors has authorized a 10 year agreement which will open the Buck Mt. Fire Tower owned by Cedar Heights Timber, LLC and a trail across lands owned by Cedar Heights, LLC, and

WHEREAS, the project is proceeding ahead of schedule, and

WHEREAS, the teams representing Hamilton County (Soil and Water, as well as ADK) need immediate access to begin the trail work, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Highway Department would benefit significantly from the flexibility to get the hauling of materials for the parking lot done at their convenience, without delay, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to execute the Buck Mt. Right of Entry agreement with Cedar Heights Timber, LLC on behalf of Hamilton County with the approval of the County Attorney.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

County plans bridge work

Supervisors June 4 2021



County plans bridge work

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on June 4, it passed resolutions to work on a bridge in the Town of Wells.

CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT

WHEREAS there has been appropriated in the 2021 highway budget the sum of

$125,000 for the Bridge Repair Projects for 2021, and

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee and recommends the rehabilitation of County owned Burnham Mill Bridge on Old Route 8B in the Town of Wells, and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has recommended the initial appropriation of $100,000 for the rehabilitation of the following bridge project:

COUNTY BRIDGE PROJECT NO. 1 Town of Wells

Burnham Mill Bridge, BIN3307510, Old Route 8B $100,000; Account No. D5120.2008 and

WHEREAS, the above designated bridge is owned by Hamilton County, be it RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does allot and appropriate from Account No. D5112.0203 Bridge Projects, the sum of $100,000 for the rehabilitation of the above designated project as recommended by the County Highway Superintendent and the County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

MAPPING & BOUNDARY WORK FOR PROPOSED BIG BROOK BRIDGE 

WHEREAS Resolution No. 115-21 Authorized the DPW Superintendent to have Fisher Associates provide ROW Topographic Survey and mapping for the proposed County Route 4, Big Brook Road Over Big Brook Bridge replacement, and

WHEREAS originally the Superintendent estimated we only needed to get permanent easements on the West side of the current bridge, and

WHEREAS, after the initial survey and pre-design engineering work up with staged construction it will be required to have permanent easements on the East side of the bridge also, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent has received a written quote for the additional survey and mapping for the East side easements from Fisher Associates for $7,900 and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent recommends the additional survey work and mapping be completed for the proposed bridge project, be it

RESOLVED, the Superintendent is hereby authorized to hire Fisher Associates for the additional ROW Survey and Mapping work as stated herein and it will be a charge to Account No. D5112.203 Bridges and the DPW Superintendent, County Treasurer and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

In addition to the above resolution, the Board also approved the following resolutions.

PROMOTION OF DPW EMPLOYEE FROM MEO TO HEO

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Internal Management Committee to recommend the promotion of the following employee: William Rehm, Jr. – MEO to HEO and

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent recommends this promotion, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the DPW Superintendent is authorized to promote the above mentioned employee from MEO to HEO at Step 4 at $20.859 per hour, effective June 10, 2021 and the Personnel Officer, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

CHEVROLET FOR 2021 SHERIFF VEHICLE 

WHEREAS Resolution No. 346-21 authorizes the County Fleet Coordinator to purchase a one (1) 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe for use by the Sheriff’s Office, 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 Carbone Chevrolet, Yorkville, NY 13495 in the amount of $38,039 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. A3110.0202 Automobile and the Sheriff, Fleet Coordinator and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.  

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT FOR SHERIFF VEHICLE

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 346-20 authorizes the purchase of a 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe for the Sheriff’s Office, and 

WHEREAS the said vehicle needs to have ancillary equipment installed such as but not limited to 2 way radio’s, emergency lights, sirens, K-9 cage, etc., and 

WHEREAS, the County has received a written quote for the installation of the ancillary equipment from JPJ Electronics, Yorkville, NY in the amount of $16,979.05, and 

WHEREAS this quote is based on pricing discounts on equipment under a contract JPJ currently has with Otsego County, and  

WHEREAS, because of the electronics that new vehicles have from the factory such as air bag components and computer controlled factory equipment the Superintendent 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 $16,979.05 and be it further.  

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $3,018.05 from Account No. A3170.0401 Other Corrections to Account No. A3110.0202 Automobile to cover said purchase and the Clerk of the Board, County Sheriff and Fleet Coordinator be so notified.

FUNDING NYS CDBG

WHEREAS Hamilton County was awarded NYS Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project # 500HR345-18 in the amount of $240,000, and

WHEREAS, this grant has not been fully expended, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to fund the following accounts: Revenue: CD.4089 Federal Aid, CDBG-Housing Rehab Grant #500HR345-18 - $76,990.37; Expenditure: CD.8668.401 Community Development, Rehab Loans and Grants$76,990.37.

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, 2021– September 30, 2022, and

WHEREAS the grant year overlaps the 2021- 2022 County Budgeted fiscal year, and WHEREAS, the total grant contract is for Fifty One Thousand Four Hundred Forty Six Dollars ($51,446), and

WHEREAS the necessary funds have been appropriated in the 2021 Municipal Budget and the remainder will be proposed for the 2022 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.

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 Six Hundred Fourteen Dollars ($11,614) for the administration of the 2021 SYEP, and

WHEREAS the amount to be awarded for SYEP was not known at the time the 2021 budget was adopted and no amount was put in the 2021 Hamilton County budget for Account No. A6290.103, Job Training Participating Summer Youth, therefore, be it.

RESOLVED, that Account No. A6290.103, Job Training Participating Summer Youth, be increased by Eleven Thousand Six Hundred and Fourteen Dollars ($11,614) to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A4089.100, Federal Aid, WIA, by same amount and the County Treasurer be so authorized.

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, 2021 and ends on March 31, 2022, the maximum compensation for the period is Twenty-six Thousand Dollars ($26,000) 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 Twenty-six Thousand Dollars ($26,000) for the period beginning on April 1, 2021 and ending on March 31, 2022. 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE GRANT

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health through Health Research, Inc. (HRI) has offered renewal of Contract No. 1611-15 with Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and 

WHEREAS, the total grant contract is for $50,099, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors be authorized to sign Contract No. 1611-15 with the NYS Department of Health through Health Research Inc., pending approval by the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so advised. 

COVID-19 ENHANCED DETECTION GRANT 

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health through Health Research, Inc. (HRI) has been awarded a grant from the Center Disease Control Prevent and would like to contract with Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service for ELC COVID-19 Enhanced Detection for the period 7/1/20-6/30/22, and  

WHEREAS, the total grant contract is for $163,390, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors be authorized to sign Contract No. 6448-01 with the New York State Department of Health through Health Research, Inc. (HRI), and be it further. 

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to create and fund the following accounts: A4189.1103 – HRI COVID ELC 6448-01 Personal Service $77,621 A4189.8710 – HRI COVID ELC 6448-01 Fringe $42,769 A4189.4104 – HRI COVID ELC 6448-01 Supplies& Miscellaneous $43,000; To be totally offset by creating and funding Revenue Account No. A4401.0200 HRI COVID ELC  6448-01 in the amount of $163,390.

PAYMENT TO DEERE AND COMPANY 

WHEREAS Resolution No. 88-21 authorizes the County Fleet Coordinator to purchase a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) in the amount of $17,794.11, and 

WHEREAS, the UTV has been received and the Superintendent recommends payment for the said UTV, be it 

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment to Deere & Company, Government Sales, Chicago, IL 60673-1217 in the amount of $17,794.11 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. A1620.0202 Equipment for the Buildings Division and the County Highway Superintendent and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Hedges Resort turns 100

 Supervisors May 24 2021



Hedges Resort turns 100

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on May 24 and passed the following resolutions.

THE HEDGES CENTENNIAL DAY

WHEREAS The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake opened its doors to the first guests on May 28, 1921, and

WHEREAS, in 1920 Richard and Margaret Collins had purchased the Great Camp of Hiram B. Duryea, and

WHEREAS, in 1880 retired Civil War hero Brigadier General Duryea had acquired the land to escape from city life, and

WHEREAS, Duryea constructed a cluster of buildings including the Main Lodge, the Stone Lodge, a horse barn, and carriage house, and from that beginning the Collins family added the Dining Room Lodge and numerous other buildings to create what is today a beloved rustic resort, and

WHEREAS, upon Richard’s death in 1943, Richard and Margaret’s son John, Sr. became the General Manager, and The Hedges continued to grow in popularity, with families returning year after year, and

WHEREAS, in 1973, The Hedges was sold to Richard and Catherine Van Yperen who maintained its charm and beauty for the next 27 years with the participation of many family members, and

WHEREAS, in 2000 when the Van Yperens wished to retire, they sold The Hedges to Pat and Rip Benton. Two years later, after Rip died, Pat took on the management alone, and

WHEREAS Pat Benton advocated that the site and buildings of The Hedges be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and

WHEREAS, in 2018, a coalition of loyal guests purchased The Hedges so Pat could retire and in 2019 Jamie Thomas became the General Manager, and

WHEREAS, nearly 900 are guests each season and 50 are employed, The Hedges has continuously welcomed guests and operated as a successful business benefiting the regional economy for 100 years, and

WHEREAS, in 2020, an historic marker was installed on Hedges Road recognizing the origin of the Duryea Camp in 1880 and the Collins family opening The Hedges for guests in 1921, and

WHEREAS, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary in 2021, a book about its history: “The Hedges: The Story of Twelve Precious Acres on Blue Mountain Lake” has been published, and

WHEREAS, the Centennial season will begin on June 9, 2021, with appropriate safety practices and with on-site celebratory activities for guests and staff, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Board of Supervisors do hereby proclaim that Hamilton County, New York recognizes the commemoration of that day in 1921 when The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake opened and welcomed its first guests and hereby designates May 28, 2021, as THE HEDGES CENTENNIAL DAY.

COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ JUNE MEETING

WHEREAS there is a conflict for multiple Supervisors for the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors’ meeting scheduled for June 3, 2021, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors’ meeting previously scheduled for June 3, 2021 be re-scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10:30 AM.

REGISTRATION PAYMENT FOR CORONER 101 COURSE

WHEREAS Carl Turner, District #4 Coroner has requested to attend the New York State Association of County Coroners & Medical Examiners Coroner 101 Course scheduled for June 26, 2021 in Syracuse, NY, and

WHEREAS, the registration payment must be received prior to June 4, 2021, be it RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to make payment in the amount of $500 from Account No. A1185.0401 Travel to NYSACCME, Munnsville, NY.

ADIRONDACK WATERSHED INSTITUTE GRANT PROPOSAL

WHEREAS, the lakes and streams of Franklin County, Hamilton County and the Adirondacks are irreplaceable assets that support our economy and society by providing recreational opportunities and jobs for residents in all our Adirondack Counties, and

WHEREAS, throughout the Adirondacks, residents and visitors alike depend on our water resource (lakes, streams, and drinking water), and

WHEREAS the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute through its monitoring, stewardship and community engagement programs plays a central role in protecting the freshwater resources throughout the Adirondacks, and

WHEREAS Paul Smith’s College and its Adirondack Watershed Institute are one of the largest employers in Franklin County, as well as providing critical jobs to monitor and steward our water resources through the Adirondacks, and

WHEREAS, the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute has identified a critical need to expand and improve its facility to grow its programs, attract new funding and to provide both permanent and seasonal jobs, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors joins the Franklin County Legislature in hereby supporting Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute grant proposal to expand and upgrade its facilities and to obtain grant funds through federal Community Project Funding.

OXBOW LAKE OUTLET CULVERT PROJECT

WHEREAS Hamilton County DPW solicited bids for the replacement of the Oxbow Lake Outlet Culvert located on County Route 24, (Old Piseco Road) in the Town of Arietta, and

WHEREAS five (5) bids were received as follows: 1. D. H. Smith Co., Inc., $466,342.43; 2. Carver Construction - $507,145; 3. Slate Hill Constructors, Inc. - $557,898; 4. Luck Brothers, Inc. -$578,365.82; 5. Tioga Construction Co., Inc - $589,796.

WHEREAS Greenman –Pedersen, Inc. consulting firm for Hamilton County has reviewed the said bids recommends that the award be made to D. H. Smith Co., Inc of Clayville, NY, and

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent has sent the approval recommendation to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) for their approval, be it

RESOLVED, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby award the bid for the Oxbow Lake Outlet Culvert Project to D. H. Smith Co., Inc, Clayville, NY, in the amount of $466,342.43 contingent on NYSDOT approval, and be it further

RESOLVED, when Hamilton County receives approval from NYSDOT the Board of Supervisors hereby authorize the Chairman of the Board to enter into an agreement with D. H. Smith Co, Inc for the said culvert project with the approval of the County Attorney, and the County Treasurer, Highway Superintendent and Clerk of the Board be so notified.


Saturday, May 8, 2021

County lays out plans for summer road work

 Supervisors May 6 2021



County lays out plans for summer road work

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT

When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on May 6, it approved by resolutions the construction of county road fund projects for 2021.

WHEREAS there has been appropriated in the 2021 highway budget the sum of $1,304,038.40 for the construction of County Road Fund Projects for 2021 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

$1,060,000 for the construction of the following projects:

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 1 Town of Benson Co. Rd. No. 6 – Benson Rd., HMA Binder and Top @ 20 ft. Approx. 1.0 miles…$175,000.

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 2 Town of Hope Co. Rd No. 7 – Hope Falls Road, improve drainage, recycle base and HMA B&T @ 20 ft. Approx. 2.0 miles…$325,000.

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 3 Town of Indian Lake Co. Rd No. 9 – Lake Shore Drive, improve drainage, recycle base and HMA B&T @ 20 ft. Approx. 1.0 miles…$200,000.

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 4 Town of Long Lake Co. Rd No. 3 – North point Road, HMA 2 inch Binder Course @ 20 ft. Approx. 2.3 miles… $225,000

COUNTY ROAD PROJECT NO. 5 Town of Indian Lake Co. Rd No. 12 – Cedar River Road, HMA 2 inch Binder Course @ 20 ft. Approx. 1.2 miles… $135,000.

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Hamilton does allot and appropriate from Account No. D5112.202 Capital Projects, the sum of $1,060,000 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.

The board also approved the following resolutions at its May 6 meeting.

HAMILTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE HAULING CONTRACT

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has been awarded a 2 year period extension for the Solid Waste Hauling Contract #DEC01-C00441GG-3350000 for $150,000 per year, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman is hereby authorized to sign NYS DEC Contract #DEC01- C00441GG-3350000 Hamilton County Solid Waste Hauling for an amended period of 4/1/17- 3/31/22 and the County Treasurer and Highway Superintendent be so notified.

MAPPING & BOUNDARY WORK FOR A PROPOSED BRIDGE PROJECT 

WHEREAS the DPW Superintendent will be applying for Federal Funds for a bridge replacement through the Bridge NY program that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) administers, and

WHEREAS, to receive the Bridge NY funding for the new bridge the Right-of- Way adjacent the proposed bridge project the County must own in fee, or purchase Temporary and/or Permanent Easements such ROW, and

WHEREAS the Superintendent received a written proposal from Fisher Associates to provide Topographic, Utility and Boundary Survey associated Right-Of-Way Mapping for the proposed County Route 4, Big Brook Road over Big Brook Bridge replacement located in the Town of Indian Lake for $11,700, be it

RESOLVED, the Superintendent is hereby authorized to hire Fisher Associates for the said ROW Survey and Mapping work as stated above and it will be a charge to Account No. D5020.0403 Engineering and the DPW Superintendent, County Treasurer and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

GRAPPLE BUCKET INSTALLATION FOR DPW

WHEREAS the DPW will begin to utilize the County owned 430E Cat Backhoe at the Lake Pleasant Transfer Station, and

WHEREAS the current Case backhoe at the said transfer station has a grapple bucket that will need to be installed on the Cat 430E backhoe, and

WHEREAS, the County DPW Superintendent has received a written quote for the installation of the grapple bucket on to the 430E backhoe for $6,808.03 from Milton Cat, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County DPW Superintendent is authorized to move forward with the installation of the grapple bucket onto the 430E backhoe by Milton Cat in the estimated amount of $6,808.03 and it will be a charge to Account No. DM5130.401 Repairs and the County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

MECHANICAL TRUCK SCALE

WHEREAS the Public Works Committee authorized the County Highway Superintendent to advertise for bids for the purchase of a New Mechanical Pitiless Truck Scale, and

WHEREAS one (1) bid was received for one (1) 11’x70’ Mechanical Pitiless Truck Scale in accordance with Specification No. 6-2021 as advertised by the Highway Superintendent and Highway Committee, and

WHEREAS the following bid was received:

Gerhart Systems & Controls, Painted Post, NY

Rice Lake Model 7011-ST-100-OTR as specified Bid price $61,812.

WHEREAS, the County Highway Superintendent recommends awarding the bid to Gerhart Systems & Controls, be it

RESOLVED, that the award be made to Gerhart Systems & Controls, 390 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to enter a contract for the purchase of one (1) new Rice Lake Model 7011 Truck Scale with Gerhart Systems & Controls of Painted Post, NY in the amount of $61,812.00 with the approval of the County Attorney, and be it further

RESOLVED, that payment be made to Gerhart Systems & Controls within 30 days of fully installed and operational truck scale and acceptance by the County Highway Superintendent and that payment be made from Account No. A8161.407 Solid Waste Equipment in the amount of

$61,812 and the County Attorney, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so advised.

PURCHASE OF ROAD TRACTOR FOR DPW

WHEREAS, the DPW has a need for a new road tractor, and

WHEREAS, the DPW Superintendent has met with the Public Works Committee and the committee recommends the purchase of the said tractor, and

WHEREAS, the County DPW Superintendent has received a written quote for a new 2023 Peterbilt 389 Road Tractor with a five year extended warranty from Utica General Truck under Onondaga County Contract delivered for $144,927.00, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County DPW Superintendent is authorized to order said road tractor from Utica General Truck under Onondaga County Contract pricing at a cost of $144,927, be it further

RESOLVED, that $144,927 be transferred from the Unappropriated Machinery Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law to Account No. DM5130.0201 Road Machinery 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.

MORTGAGE TAX DISTRIBUTION

WHEREAS it appears from the reports of the County Clerk and the County Treasurer for the period October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021, 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 $177,394.12, 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 $177,394.12 be and the same hereby is apportioned as follows: Arietta - $20,485.50, Benson - $1,908, Hope - $6,795.12, Indian Lake - $36,692.50, Inlet - $30,697, Lake Pleasant - $21,324.25, Long Lake - $38,129, Morehouse - $796.50, Wells - $16,413.50, and be it further Village of Speculator - $4,152.75

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

A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION

WHEREAS, Hamilton County has identified housing and assisting low/moderate income homeowners, as its most severe community development need, and

WHEREAS the proposed program area is hereby defined as having many substandard structures occupied by low/moderate income families, substandard is defined as: A structure or dwelling unit which has one or more major structural defect, but can still be repaired for a reasonable amount, and

WHEREAS the only affordable means of financing a program designed to meet these needs is to secure funding from the NYS Office of Community Renewal Community Development Block Grant Program, and

WHEREAS, due to the sparsely populated character of the proposed program area with homes scattered over a large geographical area, a non-target methodology is to be employed to assist only low- and moderate-income persons, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors authorizes its Chairman to execute and submit an application to the NYS Office of Community Renewal for a community development program for housing rehabilitation and to act in connection with the submission of the application and to provide such additional information as may be required, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc. will perform administrative services as a subrecipient for Hamilton County, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing within the county’s jurisdiction, will substantially comply with all Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations applicable in the effort of furthering fair housing, and names Christy Wilt, Fair Housing Officer, to be the primary point of contact for all fair housing related issues, and be it further

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County has adopted the following: Citizen Participation Plan, Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan, Excessive Force Policy, Lead Based Paint Plan, Drug-Free Workplace Program, and the Housing Rehabilitation Program Policy and Procedures, and that they are on file at Hamilton County.

NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION

WHEREAS Hamilton County is identified as an eligible county for Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grant funding, and

WHEREAS, NBRC has allocated funding for construction projects that promote resource conservation, tourism, recreation, and preservation of open space, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County wishes to apply for funding to implement planned recreational opportunities in select locations throughout the County that will support tourism, outdoor recreation, and economic development in the County, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors authorizes the submission of this application to the NBRC SEID grant program, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Board Chairman is authorized to make and sign the application to NBRC and to sign all NBRC investment documents that bind the applicant should the funding be awarded for this project.

PILOT YOUTH DEER HUNTING PROGRAM

BE IT RESOLVED, that proposed Local Law No. 1 of the year 2021 entitled respectively, “A Local Law Adopting A Pilot Youth Deer Hunting Program” be and the same is hereby introduced to the Board of Supervisors, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the copies 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 24th day of May, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., 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.

ADOPTING A PILOT YOUTH DEER HUNTING PROGRAM

BE IT ENACTED by the County of Hamilton as follows: SECTION 1. Title

This Local Law shall be known as “A Local Law Adopting a Pilot Youth Deer Hunting Program.” SECTION 2. Purpose

Consistent with the provisions of Environmental Conservation Law section 11-0935, this Local Law is adopted to authorize the expansion of youth hunting and allow licensed hunters ages 12 or 13 to hunt deer with a crossbow, rifle, shotgun, or muzzle-loading firearm when accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or mentor.

NORTH COUNTRY BROADBAND ALLIANCE

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors has been committed to improving Broadband and Cellular Service for nearly two decades, and

WHEREAS, as part of that pursuit the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors deems it helpful to organize for that purpose, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the formation of and participation in the North Country Broadband Alliance to achieve access to >/= 100 Mbps broadband speed for 100% of all households and businesses, and be it further

RESOLVED, this Alliance will work with all communities within Hamilton County to gather and share data to aid us in reaching this goal, and be it further

RESOLVED, this Alliance will encourage and invite other North Country Counties to join in this endeavor to gather and share broadband related data, in accordance with any confidentiality requirements, which can be used and provided to the entities that are providing this much needed service, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Clerk of this Board is hereby requested to forward this resolution to the following: Senator Stec, Assemblyman Matt Simpson, Representative Elise Stefanik, New York State Association of Counties, New York State Association of Towns, Adirondack Inter- County and Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages.

STATE SEPTIC SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

WHEREAS, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation is administering the New York State Septic System Replacement Program, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County is eligible to participate through entering into a Participation Agreement, and

WHEREAS the funding available to Hamilton County is $85,000.00, now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the Participation Agreement, and be it also

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors hereby authorize Hamilton County Soil & Water as the implementing entity to implement this grant program in Hamilton County.

EXPANDED IN-HOME SERVICES FOR THE Elderly (EISEP) AGREEMENT

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service has the capacity to provide personal care worker services for Hamilton County residents, and

WHEREAS Warren/Hamilton Office for the Aging wants to contract for PCI and PCII levels of service under the EISEP program with Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service, and

WHEREAS this agreement is for the period commencing April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 for a total of $35,100, be it

RESOLVED, that upon the County Attorney’s approval, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign an agreement with Warren/Hamilton Office for the Aging for PCI and PCII level services under the EISEP program for a term of April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 for a total of $35,100.

ANNUAL 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, 2021 to April 30, 2022 in the amount of $16,015.65, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors authorizes the purchase of the annual maintenance and site licenses for IMPACT for $16,015.65, 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. 312019 from Account A3645.0403, Department Homeland Security and Emergency Services Grant SI18-1047-D00.

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PREVENTION INITIATIVE SERVICES

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

WHEREAS, Wells Central School has agreed to contract for one (1) day per week of School Resource Officer (SRO) at a total cost of $10,000.00 for the year beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, 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, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.

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

WHEREAS, Indian Lake Central School has agreed to contract for one (1) day per week of School Resource Officer (SRO) and two (2) days of Social Worker at a total cost of $30,000.00 for the year beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, 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, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.

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

WHEREAS, Lake Pleasant Central School has agreed to contract for one (1) day per week of School Resource Officer (SRO) at a total cost of $10,000.00 for the year beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, 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, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.

UNDERGROUND HEATING OIL TANK

WHEREAS Resolution No. 276-20 authorizes the removal of the underground heating oil tank at the Hamilton County Clerk building and installation of piping to the existing underground heating oil tank at the Hamilton County Jail Building to be completed by RM Dalrymple, and

WHEREAS, the original estimate was $26,438.01, and

WHEREAS it was determined that additional piping was needed and estimated at

$6,108.98, and

WHEREAS payment for the parts was made to RM Dalrymple in the amount of $18,127.04, and

WHEREAS, due to unforeseen complications during the installation this spring it was determined that additional parts were needed and installed at a cost of $719.86, and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent advises that the project is now complete and satisfactory, be it

RESOLVED, that final payment for the project is hereby authorized and the County Treasurer be so authorized to send payment of $15,139.81 to R.M. Dalrymple Company, Inc., 15 Grace Moore Road, Saratoga Springs, NY from Account No. A1620.413 IL & LP Projects and the Clerk of the Board and DPW Superintendent be so notified.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Hamilton County puts families first

 Supervisors April 1 2020



Hamilton County puts families first

By PETE KLEIN

LAKE PLEASANT—When the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors met on April 1, it passed the following resolution to put families first.

HAMILTON COUNTY FAMILY FIRST PROGRAM

WHEREAS Hamilton County created the Family First Program to provide preventative services in the Lake Pleasant School, Wells Central School, Long Lake School, and Indian Lake School, and

WHEREAS, the Family First Program will replace the Home Run Program through County staff and resources, and

WHEREAS the Home Run program has proved successful and it continues to be supported financially in part by the four participating schools, and

WHEREAS, the CCSI Tier 2 Committee recommends the Family First Program, and WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Social Services has indicated that she has sufficient grant funds to cover the County share, and

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors approved a full Family First Program cost not to exceed $163,352 running from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, and to serve all four school districts in Hamilton County 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the schools continuing to provide $21,800.00 ($5,450.00 per school) of the funding, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to enter into contracts with Lake Pleasant School, Long Lake School, Indian Lake School and Wells School for provision of the Family First Program for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 under the terms and conditions set forth above and with approval of the County Attorney.

SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service maintains an agreement with Warren/Hamilton Office for the Aging, and

WHEREAS Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service provides services for Hamilton County residents under a Community Services for the Elderly contract, and

WHEREAS this contract has been submitted for renewal for the period April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 in the amount of $3,313.00, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the agreement between the Public Health Nursing Service and Warren/Hamilton Office for the Aging, upon approval of the County Attorney, on behalf of the Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service.

FUNDING A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors wishes to create a Community Development Fund, and

WHEREAS, for the purpose of establishing this fund, Hamilton County has $10,099.46 which was repayment of a Home Grant which is required to be used for this purpose, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County also has two economic development line items, and the Board wishes to reallocate some of those funds, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Account No. A8020.0417 Community Development be hereby created and funded in the amount of $19,099.46 by transferring $10,099.46 from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law and transferring $4,500.00 from Account No. A8020.0410 Economic Development and $4,500.00 from Account No. A8020.0411 Economic Development Assistance, and be it also

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors authorizes an MOU with Hamilton County Soil & Water for up to $19,000.00, representing two summer interns at $9,000.00 each as well as $1,000.00 for the associated contractual expenses of engaging in Trail Development work and Administration throughout Hamilton County, and be it also

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign said MOU with the approval of the County Attorney.

COUNTY COVID POLICY TO REMAIN UP TO DATE

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors had a request from a couple of Department Heads and staff for a written policy on COVID, and

WHEREAS, the Personnel Officer has developed said COVID Policy and it has been reviewed by the Board of Supervisors, and

WHEREAS the COVID Guidelines from both CDC and NYS are ever changing, and WHEREAS, it is critical that the Hamilton County Personnel Policies and Procedures for

COVID remain up to date, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Personnel Officer is hereby authorized to update the Personnel Policies and Procedures to keep them up to date with the current CDC and NYS Guidelines, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Personnel Officer is hereby directed and authorized to send out the updates to the Department Heads or Employees as she deems necessary, with all interpretations or decisions on these matters continuing to be determined by the Personnel Officer in consultation with the Public Health Director and County Attorney as necessary.

FIRE ADVISORY BOARD FOR INDIAN LAKE

WHEREAS, in Resolution No. 18-21, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors appointed the members of the County Fire Advisory Board for January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021, and

WHEREAS the representative slot for the Indian Lake Fire Department was entered as “to be determined”, and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of Indian Lake has appointed Ass’t Chief Chris Mitchell to represent the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department at the County Fire Advisory Board, be it therefore

RESOLVED, that the following appointment be made for the term of April 1, 2021- December 31, 2021: Indian Lake Fire Department Ass’t Chief Chris Mitchell

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANT

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health through Health Research, Inc. (HRI) was awarded a grant from the Center Disease Control Prevent and contracted with Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and COVID-19 Response for the period March 5, 2020 through March 15, 2021, and

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health has offered to extend COVID-19 Response HRI Contract No. 6326-01 through December 31, 2021, be it

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors be authorized to sign said COVID-19 Response HRI Contract No. 6326-01 Amendment #1, pending approval by the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so advised.

HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND HEALTH COORDINATOR

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 65-21 of March 4, 2021 created the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Health Coordinator position, and

WHEREAS, said position has now been filled and must be funded, be it

RESOLVED, that Account No. A4050.0105 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Health Coordinator be funded at $30,000.00 to cover said position for the remainder of 2021 at an annual salary of $38,433.00, to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A3401.0000 State Aid Public Health by $30,000.00 and the Director of Public Health and the County Treasurer be so authorized.

PUBLIC HEALTH TEMPORARY STAFF

WHEREAS, Beth Waldron, RN, has been assisting in COVID relief efforts and vaccination clinics for the last year, and

WHEREAS her personal service account will need to be increased to allow her to continue to assist in COVID relief efforts and vaccination clinics, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer be authorized to make the following transfer: FROM: A4010.0413 PH Continuing Education $3,000.00

TO: A4050.0126 Temp. Staff $3,000.

RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS

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

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

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

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

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

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized to enter into a contract with the Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital, to provide veterinary services at HCPHNS rabies clinics, at a rate of $100.00 per clinic hour, plus travel time and mileage reimbursement, as described above, to begin May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 upon approval of the County Attorney and the County Treasurer be so notified.

FIBER LINE UPGRADES

WHEREAS Community Services and Public Health began the transition into Telehealth, Telepsychiatry, and Telemedicine long before COVID, and

WHEREAS, the Directors of Community Services and Public Health requested these internet upgrades and have funding for same, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Public Works Department and the Clerk of the Board worked diligently with Frontier, equipment vendors, and the IT team to meet the technology needs of the Departments without diminishing internet service to other departments and in a way that didn’t duplicate service, and

WHEREAS, the project is now reaching completion at a time when these health services are even more necessary, and

WHEREAS an equitable cost sharing formula has been developed which allows Community Services and Public Health to share in the cost of these upgrades and monthly charges, while continuing to allocate broadband costs to the other County Departments, and

WHEREAS, both Community Services and Public Health need budget adjustments for this purpose, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Account No. A4310.0402 Community Services Telephone be increased by $21,000.00 by transferring $21,000.00 of their DSRIP funding for Community Engagement from the Unappropriated General Fund Balance in accordance with Section 366 Subdivision 1 of the County Law, and be it also

RESOLVED, that Account No. A4050.0407 Public Health Telephone be increased by $21,000.00 to be totally offset by increasing Revenue Account No. A3401.0000 Public Health State Aid by $21,000.00, and be it also

RESOLVED, that the Director of Community Services, Director of Public Health and County Treasurer be so authorized.

FUNDING HAMILTON COUNTY TRAILS IN TO PROSPERITY

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

$66,500, and

WHEREAS there are unspent funds remaining in said grant, be it

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to fund Account No. A6326.0412 Trails in to Prosperity in the amount of $25,585.00 to be totally offset by funding Revenue Account No. A3789.0300 Trails in to Prosperity in the amount of $25,585.

CREDIT CARD USE EXPENDITURE LIMIT

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 226-13 established a County Credit Card, and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board and the Finance Committee Chair have reviewed the practice of requiring Committee approval prior to the Departments use of said card, be it

RESOLVED, that the Departments are hereby allowed to expend up $500.00 without prior Committee approval.

ONLINE REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES AGENCY DATA

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

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

WHEREAS, the Real Property Tax Services Agency has received and has approved a proposal for an additional one (1) year extension agreement for the term 03/01/2021 through 02/28/2022 at an annual fee of $6,000 from Systems Development Group, Inc., therefore, be it

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

AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE IAMRESPONDING.COM

WHEREAS the Hamilton County Emergency Management Department was awarded a NYS SHSP grant through the FY2020 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) SH20-1037-D00 in the amount of $47,731.00, and

WHEREAS, IamResponding.com is an immediate, reliable, automated and 100% web- based software-as-a-service solution through which emergency responders inform the department and/or response team with whom they are affiliated, other members of that department/team, regional response coordinators, and dispatchers that they are responding to an emergency event. With IamResponding.com, emergency departments, agencies, teams, and dispatchers know within seconds whether a full crew is enroute, or whether a second dispatch needs to be issued for additional personnel. This results in a significant time savings when compared to current dispatch processes and protocols, and

WHEREAS the IamResponding.com program will be offered to any Hamilton County emergency agency that is dispatched by the Hamilton County PSAP Center, and

WHEREAS funding from SHSP Grant SH20-1037-D00 was allocated for the program of IamResponding.com, and

WHEREAS, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office received a cost proposal of $9,785.00 from IamResponding.com for one year including set-up and associated telephone fees, and the option to extend the contract for a second year at the cost of $6,215.00, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Resolution No. 53-21 which authorized a two year agreement with IamResponding.com be hereby rescinded, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to sign the one year agreement with IamResponding.com with the approval of the County Attorney, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is hereby authorized to purchase the one-year subscription to IamResponding.com.

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 $45,300.00, 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 No. AP19-1020-RE02 for the period of April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 in the amount of $45,300.00 on behalf of the County of Hamilton and the County Treasurer be so advised.

CONTRACT FOR FISCAL INTERMEDIARY SERVICES

WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 365-f and 367-p (C) of the Social Services Law and 18 NYCRR 505.28 the parties seek to enable Medicaid recipients to utilize the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program and the Hamilton County Department of Social Services seeks to engage a fiscal intermediary to provide fiscal intermediary services in relation to Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program benefits for members of such plan, and

WHEREAS, Consumer Direct Choices is a fiscal intermediary designated to provide wage and benefit processing for consumer directed personal assistance on behalf of an employing consumer and other responsibilities in the Agreement, and

WHEREAS, the Hamilton County Department of Social Services and Consumer Directed Choices desire to enter into this agreement, be it

RESOLVED, that the Commissioner of the Hamilton County Department of Social Services, the Hamilton County Attorney and the Hamilton County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors are hereby authorized to execute a contract for the term of April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 between the Department of Social Services and Consumer Directed Choices after review of the Hamilton County Attorney.

OXBOW LAKE OUTLET CULVERT REPLACEMENT PROJECT

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 106-19 authorizes the Oxbow Lake Outlet Culvert Replacement through the Bridge NY program and appropriates $248,750.00, and

WHEREAS the ending 2020 balance is $199,619.62 and this project is still underway and needs the funds moved to the fiscal year 2021, be it

RESOLVED, the County Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer the 2020 ending balance of $199,619.62 to Account No. D5112.2022 Oxbow Lake Outlet Culvert Project and the DPW Superintendent and the Clerk of the Board be so notified.

UTILITY TERRAIN VEHICLE FOR DPW BUILDINGS DIVISION

WHEREAS Hamilton County DPW Buildings Division needs a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), and

WHEREAS, the County DPW Superintendent has received a written quote for a new 2021 John Deere 86M UTV from Deere & Company under New York State Contract PC68131 delivered for $17,794.11, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County DPW Superintendent is authorized to order said UTV from Deere & Company under NYS PC68131 Contract pricing at a cost of $17,794.11 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. A1620.202 Equipment and the County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified.

MINI WHEEL LOADER FOR DPW

WHEREAS, the DPW has a need for a mini loader, and

WHEREAS, the DPW has CHIPs funding available for the said wheel loader, and WHEREAS, the County DPW Superintendent has received a written quote for a new 2021

Caterpillar 906M Wheel Loader with Attachments from Milton Cat under New York State Contract PC66988 with extended warranty delivered for $100,383.08, be it

RESOLVED, that hereby the County DPW Superintendent is authorized to order said wheel loader from Milton Cat under NYS PC66988 Contract pricing at a cost of $100,383.08 and the funds to be taken out of Account No. D5112.202 Permanent Improvements and the County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board be so notified.