Tompkins County
New York


Authorizing a One-Time Supplemental Appropriation of $83,200 from Contingent Fund to Assist Tompkins Cortland Community College to Implement a Service Management Modernization Plan


Department:County AdministrationSponsors:
Category:Community CollegeFunctions:Contingent Fund

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, Tompkins Cortland Community College (“College”) has proposed a Service Management Modernization Plan (“Plan”) that will automate and streamline several administrative and finance functions, enabling the College to generate recurring future savings, and


WHEREAS, the College has requested one-time funding of $130,000 to implement the Plan, and


WHEREAS, if apportioned to Tompkins County and Cortland County in the same manner as the apportionment of the Sponsor Share of the College’s operating budget, which is based on each county’s respective share of student enrollment, Tompkins County’s contribution to the cost of the Plan would be $83,200, or 64% of the total cost, and 


WHEREAS, this Legislature is committed to the success of the College and the students it serves, and recognizes the long-term benefits produced by the implementation of the Plan, and


WHEREAS, a contribution by Tompkins County to support the implementation of the Plan would be an extraordinary, one-time discretionary grant of funds to the College and would not become a factor in future maintenance-of-effort calculations nor require a proportionate match of funds by Cortland County, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That this Legislature wishes to provide a discretionary one-time supplemental appropriation to the College for the sole and restricted purpose of implementing its Service Management Modernization Plan during the College’s 2017-18 fiscal year,


RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be and hereby is directed to make the following adjustment to his budget: 


From:              A1990.54400              Contingent Fund                                                                                    $83,200

To:              A2495.54400              Tompkins Cortland Community College-Program Expense              $83,200

SEQR Action: Type II-20



Meeting History

May 31, 2017 4:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting

Dr. Haynes said this will fund an IT (Information Technology) position that opened up as the result of someone leaving. He said this year the College reduced the budget by 19 positions and that type of reduction can't be done without having a lot of impact on operations. This position is an administrative function that will allow offices to function more efficiently with various kinds of software. The total is $130,000 and $83,200 is the position, fringe, equipment, training, and implementation fees. It is a one-year position and with the right person they can eventually be brought on board or the position will end in one year.

Mr. Dennis said this is a very good idea and happy that it is being proposed. Dr. Haynes noted this is outside the budget process and being treated similarly to how a grant is treated. The difference between the Tompkins County appropriation and the total cost will be pulled from Foundation funds.

MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:James Dennis, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
ABSENT:Michael Sigler
Jun 6, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

This resolution was adopted by a short roll call vote.

MOVER:James Dennis, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, 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
EXCUSED:Peter Stein