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

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF TWO UPSTATE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS FROM THE NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

WHEREAS, Resolution 73 of 2014 authorized a Resolution for a Grant Application to the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services to Create a Part-Time Sixth Assistant Public Defender Position; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 74 of 2014 and Resolution 64 of 2015 authorized acceptance of “Upstate Quality Improvement and Caseload Reduction Grants (UQIG #C000617 and UQIG #C000717, respectively)” from the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services; and

WHEREAS, said grants have not been fully expended by the Public Defender’s Office; and

WHEREAS, the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services extended the grant periods of both of the aforementioned grants until December 31, 2018; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign a contract extension with the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services from effective immediately through December 31, 2018, Upstate Quality Improvement and Caseload Reduction Grants UQIG #C000617 and UQIG #C000717; all other terms and aspects of said contract shall remain in full force and effect; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Public Defender 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, Public Defender, Personnel Director, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor PERRY and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 20 Nays: 0