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. Printout
  2. 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




Meeting History

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

Mr. Dennis noted the Library received grant monies for the renovation project completed last year and this action is being taken as a pass through. This will reduce what the Library owes the County.

MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Michael Sigler, Vice Chair
AYES:James Dennis, Michael Sigler, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
Dec 6, 2017 3:30 PM  Government Operations Committee Regular Meeting
MOVER:Carol Chock, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Will Burbank, Member
AYES:Daniel Klein, Carol Chock, Dooley Kiefer, Rich John, Will Burbank
Dec 19, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Daniel Klein, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Carol Chock, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Shawna Black, Michael Sigler, Martha Robertson