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

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT DISTRIBUTION NO. 10 TO CONTINUE PART-TIME SIXTH ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION (2020-2022)

WHEREAS, the Public Defender has received notification from the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services that Fulton County has been awarded an Upstate Quality Improvement Grant (Distribution #10) to improve the quality of legal services provided to indigent individuals in Fulton County; and

WHEREAS, said grant will be a three-year distribution from the Indigent Legal Services Fund in the amount of $110,124.00 ($36,708.00 per year) for the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022; and 

WHEREAS, said grant funds cannot be used to supplant existing local funding; and 

WHEREAS, the Public Defender recommends utilizing said Grant Distribution No. 10 to reimburse salary of the part-time Sixth Assistant Public Defender; now, therefore be it                                                                                                                                        

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign a grant agreement with the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services for an Upstate Quality Improvement Grant ( ILS Distribution #10) in the amount of $110,124.00 for the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said agreement shall be subject to further review by the appropriate committee of this Board of Supervisors in the event of any changes/reductions to State revenues, in order to make necessary budget amendments and/or contract amendments; and, be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Public Defender and the Personnel Director 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, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board. 

Seconded by Supervisor GROFF and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL:  Ayes: 18   Nays: 0   Absent: 2 (Supervisors Kinowski and Waldron)
 

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