Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING USE OF HAVA CARES COVID-19 GRANT FUNDING FOR 2020 ELECTION EXPENSES (BOARD OF ELECTIONS)

WHEREAS, Governor Cuomo has mandated new steps in the 2020 election process including procedural requirements for Absentee Ballot applications and additional notices for potential voters; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Elections Commissioners have proposed to use HAVA CARES COVID-19 grant funds to purchase necessary supplies and services for use by the Board of Elections Office as follows:

 

Item                                                                                   Cost

            Absentee Ballot Envelopes & Cleaning Supplies      $  3,000.00

            Additional Postage                                                         9,496.00

            Polling Site Cleaning Supplies                                       4,000.00

                                                                                                $16,496.00

 

and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board previously authorized an emergency purchase to cover postage costs totaling $6,290.00 to meet new mailing deadlines; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Elections Commissioners be and hereby are authorized to purchase the above-listed supplies and services with said HAVA CARES COVID-19 funds in an amount not to exceed $16,496.00; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the 2020 Adopted Budget be and hereby is amended as follows:

 

Revenue:

Increase A.1450.1450-3080 - REV- State Aid - Board of Elections   $16,496.00

 

Appropriation:

Increase A.1450.1450-4070 - EXP- Postage                                                  $9,496.00

Increase A.1450.1450-4530 - EXP- Supplies                                                $7,000.00

 

and, be it further

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

 

 

 

 

 

Seconded by Supervisor YOUNG and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL:  Ayes: 18   Nays: 0   Absent: 2 (Supervisors Lauria and Wilson)