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


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 558 of 2018 authorized a contract with Robin Kane Consulting for Indigent Legal Services Consulting Services in the Public Defender’s Office for the time period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 at a rate of $25.00 per hour not to exceed $52,000.00 per year and not to exceed 40 hours per week; and

WHEREAS, said consulting services included training of new Indigent Legal Services administrative support staff; and

WHEREAS, the Public Defender requested an extension of said contract through December 31, 2020 at a reduced total not-to-exceed amount of $30,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the Committees on Public Safety and Finance recommend an extension of said contract; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign a contract with Robin Kane Consulting of Johnstown, NY for consulting services, effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020; said contract subject to the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said contract specify consulting services by Robin Kane including the following contract terms and conditions:

  1. Contract Term: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
  2. Billable Hourly Rate: $25.00 per hour, not to exceed $30,000.00.
  3. Not to exceed 40 hours per week
  4. Flat Rate: No reimbursable expenses will be charged

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

Seconded by Supervisor KINOWSKI and adopted by the following vote:
Total: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Howard)


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