Tompkins County
New York


2017 Re-appropriation from Contingent Fund – Funding of Body Camera Service Contract and Equipment Maintenance/Replacement


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Category:Public SafetyFunctions:Contingent Fund


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 2016-5 adopted January 5, 2016, appropriated funding from the Contingent Fund for the purchase, maintenance, and ongoing support of body-worn cameras for use by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s department, including a $23,000 increase in the Sheriff’s Department’s target budget for the ongoing costs of the program, and


WHEREAS, this additional funding for ongoing costs was inadvertently omitted from the 2017 target budget of the Sheriff’s Office, and


WHEREAS, this Legislature continues to concur that these ongoing annual costs borne by the County will be justified by the benefits produced by the utilization of body cameras by the members of the Sheriff’s Office, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety and the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committees, That funds for the Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $23,000 shall be appropriated from the County’s Contingent Fund to cover the $19,000 annual service contract for the body camera system and to provide $4,000 for maintenance and replacement of system hardware,


RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be and hereby is authorized and directed to make the following budget adjustment in fiscal year 2017: 


FROM:                            A1990.54400                        Contingent Fund                             $23,000


TO:                            A3113.52220                            Departmental Equipment                $4,000

                            A3113.54425                            Service Contracts                            $19,000


RESOLVED, further, That the target budget for the Sheriff’s Office shall be increased by $23,000 to cover the future annual ongoing costs of supporting the body camera system, beginning in fiscal year 2018. 



Meeting History

Aug 14, 2017 4:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Mareane said this ongoing funding was inadvertently omitted from the 2017 target budget of the Sheriff’s office and this action corrects that. He noted the body cameras are being worn and are part of regular routine of the Deputies.

MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:James Dennis, Michael Sigler, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
Aug 17, 2017 3:30 PM  Public Safety Committee Regular Meeting
MOVER:Martha Robertson, Member
SECONDER:Anna Kelles, Member
AYES:Rich John, James Dennis, Anna Kelles, Martha Robertson
EXCUSED:Peter Stein
Sep 5, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

Ms. Kiefer commented that the General Order continues to be incomplete; Mr. John said he would follow-up with the Sheriff to get updated information.

This resolution was adopted by a short roll call vote.

MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Martha Robertson, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein