Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF NYS BOARD OF ELECTIONS AID TO LOCALITIES GRANT (100% STATE AID)

WHEREAS, in recent months, the Legislature has enacted several laws altering the procedures for conducting elections in New York State, including early voting mandates effective with the 2019 November General Election; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Elections Commissioners have requested permission to apply for and accept a 2019 "Chapter 53 Aid to Localities" Grant funds, in the amount of $31,643.00; and

WHEREAS, said Chapter 53 Aid to Localities Grant was created by the State of New York to assist the implementation of early voting by reimbursing local governments for eligible costs related to equipment, staffing and poll site expenses in each county’s early voting plan; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Elections Commissioners will return to the Board of Supervisors with a plan to appropriate the $31,643.00 in grant proceeds; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to submit an application for, and authorize acceptance of a NYS Board of Elections “Chapter 53 Aid to Localities” Grant, in an amount of $31,643.00, to be used for reimbursement of costs related to the implementation of  Early Voting; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said application and this resolution be contingent upon there being no local match for said grant application; and, be it further 

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Board of Election Commissioners, NYS Board of Elections, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.


Seconded by Supervisor CALLERY and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL:  Ayes: 17   Nays: 0   Absent: 3 (Supervisors Handy, Wilson and Young)
 

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