Supervisors BREH AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF 2017-2019 NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT DISTRIBUTION NO. 7 TO CONTINUE PART-TIME SIXTH ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION

WHEREAS, Resolution 73 of 2014 authorized a Resolution for a Grant Application to the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services to create a part-time Sixth Assistant Public Defender Position; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 69 of 2017 authorized a Grant application to the NYS Office Of Indigent Legal Services to continue part-time Sixth Assistant Public Defender position; and

WHEREAS, said Upstate Quality Improvement Grant (Distribution #7) was received for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019 in the amount of $110,124.00 ($36,708.00 per year) to cover salary and benefit costs for the part-time Sixth Assistant Public Defender position; and

WHEREAS, a balance of approximately $40,000.00 remains in said grant award and the Public Defender recommends extending said grant; and

WHEREAS, the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services has authorized the extension of said grant periods for the 2019 Indigent Legal Services Grant until December 31, 2020; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign a contract extension with the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services for the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, for Upstate Quality Improvement Grant (Distribution #7); all other terms and aspects of said contract shall remain in full force and effect; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Public Defender do each and every other thing 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 HANDY and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL:  Ayes: 18   Nays: 0   Absent: 2 (Supervisors Kinowski and Waldron)
 

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