Supervisor BREH, CALLERY AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and
moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION CREATING AN ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE (2020)

WHEREAS, the Public Defender has requested an additional Assistant Public Defender for the Public Defender’s Office; and

WHEREAS, the Committees on Public Safety, Personnel and Finance have endorsed the need for an additional full-time Assistant Public Defender for the Public Defender’s Office commencing January 1, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Total 2020 cost of said position, including benefits, resulting from said creation will be $126,625.00; now, therefore be it

WHEREAS, the Public Defender has indicated that the entire cost for said position will be covered by NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services (OILS) grants related to implementation of the Hurrell-Harring Lawsuit Settlement by NYS; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That there be, and hereby is, created one (1) full-time Assistant Public Defender position (Non-Union A/T-12, 2020 Start Rate: $75,154.00 per year, one year Permanent Rate: $88,417.00 per year) in the Public Defender’s Office; effective January 1, 2020; and, be it further

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

RESOLVED, That the Personnel Director and Public Defender do each and everything 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 YOUNG and adopted by the following vote:
Total: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Born, Waldron and Wilson)

 

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