Supervisor WILSON offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:


WHEREAS, in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties entered into an agreement prescribed by WIA to govern the management structure for the Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie Workforce Development Board since 2000; and

WHEREAS, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 outlined additional program responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, the Infrastructure Memorandum of Agreement needs approval from the County Legislative bodies in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties; and

WHEREAS, all agencies and organizations partnering with the F-M-S Workforce Development (WDB) must enter into a “partners agreement” as to how they will each provide service, make referrals and share costs if they are located within a local Workforce Solutions Center; and

WHEREAS, the “partners agreement”, or Infrastructure MOU, is facilitated by the WDB.; and

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign the F-M-S Workforce Development Board Infrastructure Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Fulton, and Counties of Montgomery and Schoharie to implement requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021; said agreement subject to the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further

RESOLVED That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Workforce Development Board, Montgomery County Legislature, Schoharie County Board of Supervisors, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board, and to each and every other person, institution or agency who will further the purport of this Resolution.

Seconded by Supervisor YOUNG and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Groff and Waldron)