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

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET TO INCLUDE CAFA GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE)

WHEREAS, following the landmark “Hurrell-Harring” legal settlement by the State of New York, the NYS Indigent Legal Services Commission (ILS) has embarked on a set of measures to bring each County into compliance with the court-ordered settlement guidelines; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 421 of 2018 authorized Acceptance of a Counsel at First Appearance Grant from the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services in the amount of $211,640.00; and

WHEREAS, the Public Defender was directed to return to the Board of Supervisors with appropriate budget amendments for anticipated expenses related to establishing a reliable countywide plan to provide legal counsel to any defendant at any occasion of first arraignment; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the 2019 Adopted Budget be and hereby is amended, as follows:

Revenue:
Increase A.1170.1170-3026-REV-State Aid-Public Defender $211,640.00

Appropriation:
Increase A.1170.1170-1000 – EXP – Payroll $143,250.00
Increase A.1170.1170-1100 – EXP – Overtime 35,040.00
Increase A.1170.1170-4090 – EXP – Professional Services 10,000.00
Increase A.1170.1170-4530 – EXP – Supplies 3,350.00
Increase A.1170.1170-8000 – EXP – State Retirement 15,000.00
Increase A.1170.1170-8100 – EXP – Social Security 5,000.00

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Public Defender, Personnel Director, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor YOUNG and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 501 (18) Nays: 28 (1) (Supervisor Potter) Absent: 22 (1) (Supervisor Waldron)

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