Tompkins County
New York


Accept $300,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program Grant from New York State for 21st Century Library Renovations Project


Department:County AdministrationSponsors:


  1. Memo SAM Grant (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, by Resolution 2016-4, this Legislature authorized an amendment to the 2016-2020 Capital Program to enable the Renovation of the Tompkins County Public Library Building at a cost of $1,400,000, including $1,100,000 to be reimbursed by the Tompkins County Library Foundation, and


WHEREAS, consistent with the authority granted by the Legislature, the County has provided initial funding for the project, with support for the cost of all project elements other than the re-carpeting of the Library to come from funds raised by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, and


WHEREAS, as a part of its fundraising to support the cost of building improvements, the Tompkins County Public Library requested, and received, $300,000 in funding through the State and Municipal (SAM) Facilities Program, and


WHEREAS, the SAM program is administered by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), and


WHEREAS, DASNY requires the State and Municipal Facilities grantee to be a municipal government, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County is a municipal government and, in its role as the building owner, sponsor, and initial financer of the project is positioned to serve as the grantee, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Government Operations and the Budget, Capital and Personnel Committees, That the County is authorized to accept the State and Municipal Facilities grant award of $300,000, 


RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be and hereby is directed to adjust his books as follows:


Increase Revenue Account:  HL7480.43897.74.81 - State Aid-Cult & Rec Cap Projects              $300,000

Increase Appropriation Account:  HL7480.59239.74.81 - Library Renovations Project              $300,000