Supervisors BREH, CALLERY 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, as a component of the Fulton County plan to address NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services regulations, the Board of Supervisors proposed to create an Office of Assigned Counsel Administrator; and

WHEREAS, the County approved plan proposed a part-time Department Head position of Assigned Counsel Administrator at 17 hours per week, with Benefits; and

WHEREAS, the Committees on Public Safety and Personnel have endorsed the need for one (1) Assigned Counsel Administrator commencing September 1, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Personnel Director has reviewed the Job Duties Statement for the new position and classified it in the Non-Union Part-time Salary Schedule at the rate of $53,430.00; and

WHEREAS, the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services (OILS) has approved reimbursement for this proposed position, including salary and fringe benefits, associated office equipment and support services costs; and

RESOLVED, That there be, and hereby is, created one (1) Assigned Counsel Administrator position (2019 Salary: $53,430.00 per year) in the Part-time salary structure, effective September 1, 2019; 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, Payroll Division, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.


Seconded by Supervisor LAURIA and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL:  Ayes: 19   Nays: 0   Absent: 1 (Supervisor Handy)

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