Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2018-2020 “UPSTATE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND CASELOAD REDUCTION GRANT” FROM NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES (PUBLIC DEFENDER)

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 $300,000.00 ($100,000.00 per year) for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020; 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 Third Assistant Public Defender
  2. Reimburse Salary and Fringe Benefits of Full-time Assistant Public Defender assigned to Family Court

now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That this Resolution and continuation of said positions is contingent upon funding being received from the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services providing the entire 100 percent cost for said positions; 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

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 WILSON and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Waldron)

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