Resolution No. 279

Supervisor BREH offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR 2019 PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS (PSAP) OPERATIONS GRANT FROM NYS OHSES

WHEREAS, the Sheriff has been notified of the availability of a 2019 Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant from the NYS Department of Homeland Security to make investments in new functionality and/or technology to improve emergency dispatch systems; and

WHEREAS, the Sheriff desires to submit an application to the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for a 2019 PSAP Operations Grant to fund personnel services and benefits for the Communications Division; and

WHEREAS, the range of past grant allocations have been; 2016: $206,673.00, 2017: $213,000, 2018: $167,791.00 for said purposes; and

WHEREAS, the deadline for filing this application necessitated the Chairman of the Board to execute the application prior to the Board meeting; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That upon the recommendation of the Committee on Finance, the Board of Supervisors hereby confirms application for said 2019 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) Operations Grant to the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That if said grant application is approved, the Sheriff shall return to the Board of Supervisors with a detailed plan for use of the grant funds and proceeding shall be subject to the Board of Supervisors approval by Resolution; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Sheriff, NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor SELMSER and adopted by the following vote: TOTAL: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Callery)