Tompkins County
New York


Budget Adjustment and Appropriation of Unspent Funds from 2016 and Prior Years to Various Accounts of the Departments that Report to the Health and Human Services Committee


Department:County AdministrationSponsors:

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, Section 4.06 of Tompkins County Fiscal Policy on “Re-appropriation (Carryover or Rollover)” authorizes County Department Heads to “request re-appropriation of unspent funds from the previous year, provided that they are certified by the Director of Finance to be available and provided that this re-appropriation is authorized by the established appropriation procedures of the Legislature,” and


WHEREAS, various departments have been certified by the Director of Finance to have available unspent appropriations and excess revenues from 2016 totaling $698,168, which, combined with balances from prior years, results in an available rollover balance of $1,135,477 on the County’s books as of December 31, 2016, and


WHEREAS, pursuant to County Fiscal Policy, surplus funds of $159,635 have been requested by departments that report to the Health and Human Services Committee, of which $156,635 have been recommended for use in the current year budget by the County Administrator, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services and the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committees, That the following transactions are approved:





General Fund Balance










Requested  Rollover


Use of Funds


Health Department




Electronic Health Record for Early Intervention




  Contribution to Construction








Constr. Expense











     Contribution fr General Fund


Office of Human Rights





Enforcement Effort: Law Books/Legal Database




Outreach Effort:  Office of Human Rights Tabling Banner




Technology Package:  Desktop upgrades, notebooks (2), & multimedia projector/screen




Equipment:  Office Furniture




Software:  Adobe Acrobat Pro DC




Membership: NYSBA Affiliation








*See County Administrator’s recommendation on attached Office of Human Rights Rollover Request (PDF)










Meeting History

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

Mr. Mareane explained the one change he made to the Office of Human Rights request. The request for Westlaw books for $3,000 for the anticipated restoration of the enforcement role either with the State of a new local Human Rights law was reduced. He believes it is premature use of rollover and should wait until that issue is resolved.

MOVER:Michael Sigler, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:James Dennis, Michael Sigler, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
Aug 21, 2017 4:30 PM  Health and Human Services Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Mareane stated these are rollover funds and the large request is from the Health Department for electronic records in the Early Intervention program. He explained that the resolution is based on his recommendations. He did not recommend a request made by the Office of Human Rights to cover the cost of law books to be used for enforcement due to the unknown status of enforcement and the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New York State. The remainder of the recommendations are as requested.

Mr. Kruppa explained the electronic health records for the Children With Special Care Needs program is one of the last of the paperless initiatives and they are still using pen and paper for their recordkeeping. He stated this is a very extensive program with many State regulations. He is developing a request for proposal (RFP) and would like to post it next week if this resolution is approved. He will come back to the Committee with more specifics in the future.

MOVER:Will Burbank, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Vice Chair
AYES:Anna Kelles, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Will Burbank, Carol Chock
EXCUSED:Peter Stein
Sep 5, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

This resolution was adopted by a short roll call vote.

MOVER:Anna Kelles, 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