Board of Supervisors - Resolutions

Supervisors BREH AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:




WHEREAS, Resolution 244 of 2020 accepted a 2020 NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Grant and authorized certain purchases for use in the Emergency Management Office, including Personal Protective Equipment ($10,000.00) and certain Computer Equipment ($2,140.00); and

WHEREAS, recent State mandates requiring vaccinations for healthcare workers have resulted in some local pathologists upstate not being available; and
WHEREAS, said vaccination mandates have also resulted in delays in carrying out timely autopsy and/or mortuary services for deceased persons; and

WHEREAS, to respond to the unanticipated problems said State mandates have created, the Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator recommends re-allocating the aforementioned $12,140.00 in grant funds to purchase a portable Mortuary Cooler and associated equipment; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That upon the recommendation of the Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator and Committees on Public Safety and Finance, the Civil Defense Director be and hereby is authorized to expend 2020 NYS Homeland Security Emergency Performance Grant Funds to purchase the items identified below:


3-Body Wide Mortuary Cooler $ 6,675.00

3-Body Extra Wide Mortuary Cooler $ 340.00

½ inch Cooler Body Board $ 507.00

Morgue Hydraulic Scissor Lift $ 4,195.00

Pre-Assembly Charge for Cooler $ 245.00

Freight/Shipping $ 984.00

Total: $12,946.00


and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the County Treasurer be and hereby is directed to make the following transfers:


From: A.1185.1185-4210 – EXP – Training and Conferences

To: A.3640.3640-2000 – EXP – Equipment-Fixed Asset

Sum: $806.00


RESOLVED, That the 2021 Adopted Budget be and hereby is amended as follows:



Increase A.3640.3645-3306-REV-State Aid-Homeland Security $12,140.00



Increase A.3640.3645-2000-EXP-Equipment-Fixed Asset $12,140.00


and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Civil Defense Director is hereby directed to carry out said purchases expeditiously and complete all grant requirements in 2021; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Civil Defense Director and Coroner do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Civil Defense Director, Budget Director/County Auditor, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.






Seconded by Supervisor BRADT and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Goderie and Potter)