Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Accept Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant and Budget Adjustments – Department of Emergency Response


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Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, in April 2017, the New York State Division of Homeland Security (DHSES) - Office of Interoperable Communications (OIEC) announced a Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant, allocating funding to counties to aid in making necessary improvements and providing for sustainment of Land Mobile Radio Systems (LMR), and


WHEREAS, through this new grant program, the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response has been awarded funding for the maintenance of LMR components supporting interoperability in the form of reimbursement for eligible program expenses, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County has since been notified that various recurring expenses for the maintenance and replacement of the Department’s interoperable radio communications system are eligible for reimbursement beginning in 2017, and


WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature, in anticipation of the planned funding has through the recently adopted 2018 Budget and Capital Program anticipated such reimbursement and established appropriate budgetary mechanisms to execute the grant on a recurring, annual basis, and will now be reimbursed for current year’s systems costs, and


WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature desires that such new sources of funding be directed toward anticipated communications systems replacements and future enhancements, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety and the Budget, Capital and Personnel Committees, That Tompkins County accepts an award of $738,565 (DHSES Award WM16198674), to fund sustainment, maintenance, and enhancement of the interoperable communications system,


              RESOLVED, further, That the Finance Director be and hereby is authorized to amend and adjust the following accounts for 2017 established for the receipt and expenditure of such funds and to establish and transfer to capital accounts as necessary for ongoing capital improvements and replacements to the system:

              Revenue:              3411.44389              Other Public Safety Aid                            $738,565

              Expense:              3411.54651              Renewal and Replacement              $700,000                           

                                          3411.54422              Maintenance                                          $ 38,565


SEQR ACTION:  TYPE II-20             


Meeting History

Dec 21, 2017 3:00 PM  Public Safety Committee Regular Meeting
MOVER:David McKenna, Member
SECONDER:Martha Robertson, Member
AYES:Rich John, Anna Kelles, Martha Robertson, James Dennis, David McKenna
Jan 2, 2018 5:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting

Mr. Shurtleff said this funding in the past had been for specific projects; however, it is now being offered has reimbursement costs for maintenance and replacement expenses for the interoperable radio communications system.

MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:Michael Sigler, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
Jan 2, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler