Tompkins County
New York

May 15, 2017 4:30 PM

Appropriation from Contingent and Authorization to Increase Foodnet Meals on Wheels Subcontract


Department:Office for the AgingSponsors:
Category:Livable WageFunctions:Contingent Fund

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Office for the Aging recognizes the importance of Foodnet Meals on Wheels in the provision of both home-delivered and congregate meals to adults sixty (60) and over, and


WHEREAS, Foodnet strives to maintain certification as a living-wage employer, and


WHEREAS, upon understanding that New York State Direct Care Worker funding would be ongoing in 2017, the Tompkins County Office for the Aging reduced its original 2017 budget over-target request by $12,500 to enable Foodnet to maintain its staff at the living wage, and 


WHEREAS, the removal of the New York State Direct Care Worker Program from the New York State Office for the Aging 2017 budget has adversely affected Foodnet Meals on Wheels, and


WHEREAS, this unforeseen decrease in New York State funding causes an operating deficit of $19,500 for Foodnet in 2017, affecting its ability to maintain its staff at the living wage, and


WHEREAS, Foodnet intends to address its operating deficit through a combination of decreasing expenditures and raising revenues, and


WHEREAS the Tompkins County Office for the Aging requests $12,500 in Contingency Funding in 2017 and as an ongoing increase in target funding to assist Foodnet in closing its structural deficit, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services and the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committees, That the request for contingency funding be granted,


RESOLVED, further, That the Finance Director be and hereby is authorized to make the following adjustments:


FROM:              A1990.54440              Contingent Fund              $12,500

TO:              A6776.54491              Subcontract              $12,500


RESOLVED, further, That the target budget for Office for the Aging to assist Foodnet shall be increased by $12,500.



Meeting History

May 15, 2017 4:30 PM  Health and Human Services Committee Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Carol Chock, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Vice Chair
AYES:Anna Kelles, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Will Burbank, Carol Chock, Peter Stein