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

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT DISTRIBUTION NO. 9 (2019-2021)

WHEREAS, the Public Defender has received notification from the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services that Fulton County has been awarded a grant to improve the quality of legal services provided to indigent individuals in Fulton County; and

WHEREAS, the grant will be a three-year distribution from the Indigent Legal Services Fund in the amount of $110,124.00 ($36,708.00 per year) for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021; and 

WHEREAS, said grant funds cannot be used to supplant existing local funding; and 

WHEREAS, the Public Defender recommends the following Work Plan for utilization of said grant proceeds: 

        1.       Reimburse Salary of Sixth Assistant Public Defender
        2.       Reimburse portions of Salary and Fringe Benefits of Fifth and Sixth Assistant Public                      Defender
        3.       Supplement investigations, subscriptions and supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
now, therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign a grant agreement with the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services for an Upstate Quality Improvement Grant in the amount of $110,124.00 for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said agreement shall be subject to further review by the appropriate committee of this Board of Supervisors in the event of any changes/reductions to State revenues, in order to make necessary budget amendments and/or contract amendments; and, be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Public Defender and the Personnel Director do each and everything necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further 
Resolution No. 319 (Continued)

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 BRADT and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL:  Ayes: 19   Nays: 0   Absent: 1 (Supervisor Waldron)
 

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