Resolution No. 329

Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION TO NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR AN INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS “FORMULARY” GRANT

WHEREAS, the Adirondack Regional Interoperable Communications Consortium (ARICC) was created to promote a seamless wireless communications system for governmental public safety/service agencies throughout a region consisting of the Counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin Warren, Washington, Hamilton, Saratoga and Fulton; and

WHEREAS, the mission of this Consortium is to coordinate development of a wireless interoperable communications network for all first responders in the Adirondack region, encourage participation in the ARICC to reduce member agency costs and to continue to seek alternative funding methods to reduce local government costs; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 250 of 2012 authorized a Memorandum of Understanding by Fulton County to participate in said Consortium; and

WHEREAS, the Civil Defense/Fire Coordinator has requested permission to submit a “Formulary Grant” application to the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in the amount of $400,000.00 for Fulton County to aid localities in sustaining and improving Public Safety Land Mobile Radio Systems; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board is hereby authorized to submit a grant application for an Interoperable Communications “Formulary” Grant to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in an approximate amount of $400,000.00; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Civil Defense/Fire Coordinator Director and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor BORN and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Callery and Waldron)

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