Supervisor BREH offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION SETTING DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE FULTON COUNTY POLICE REFORM AND REINVENTION PLAN (SHERIFF)
WHEREAS, on June 12, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 203 of 2020 requiring each local government in the state to adopt a policing reform plan by April 1, 2021; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the State-issued guidebook for the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, Resolution 271 of 2020 established a Fulton County Police Reform Advisory Committee to provide community stakeholders input; said Committee having met for deliberations on October 27, 2020, November 10, 2020, December 1, 2020, December 15, 2020 and February 9, 2021; and
WHEREAS, the Governor’s Guidebook Cover Letter dated August 2020, describes a collaborative process to:
Review the needs of the community served by its police agency and evaluate the department’s current policies and practices.
Establish policies that allow police to effectively and safely perform their duties.
Involve the entire community in the discussion.
Develop policy recommendations resulting from this review.
Offer a plan for public comment.
Present the plan to the local legislative body to ratify or adopt it.
Certify adoption of the plan to the State Budget Director on or before April 1, 2021.
now, therefore be it;
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors for the County of Fulton will meet at the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in the County Office Building, Johnstown, NY, on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the Fulton County Police Reform and Reinvention Plan; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors give notice of said public hearing on said Fulton County Police Reform and Reinvention Plan for Fulton County and that said notice shall be published once in the official newspaper of this County, at least five (5) days prior to the date of said public hearing; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Sheriff’s Department, Fulton County Police Reform Advisory Committee, Village of Northville, Village of Broadalbin, Budget Director/County Auditor, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board, and to each and every other person, institution or agency which will further the purport of this Resolution.
Seconded by Supervisor GREENE and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 20 Nays: 0