Tompkins County
New York


Authorizing a Contract with Tompkins County Soil and Water District to Provide Interim Financial Assistance to Support Conservation Related Activities


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Category:FundingFunctions:Soil and Water Conservation District


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is working to conduct conservation activities throughout Tompkins County, and


WHEREAS, the District receives funding from federal, State, and private grant organizations to conduct this work, and 


WHEREAS, many of these grant entities require a “full reimbursement” process for conservation project activities, meaning that costs must first be paid by the District, and then be reimbursed by the grant entity, and


WHEREAS, the District does not have adequate funding on hand to cover up-front project costs, but must continue the coordination and implementation of critical conservation activities to ensure project successes, and


WHEREAS, the District has requested the assistance of Tompkins County to provide funding to support the cost of conservation project activities in the first instance, with such funding fully returned to the County as project reimbursements for that work are received, and


WHEREAS, conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources is in the interest of Tompkins County, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee, That the Tompkins County Legislature hereby authorizes the County Administrator to enter into a contract with the Tompkins County Soil and Water District that will provide up to $200,000 to the District for conservation project activities in 2018 and obligate the District to repay the County as project reimbursements for activities are received or by December 31, 2018,


RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance is hereby authorized and directed to advance to the District an amount not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), said advance to be made from the General Fund of the County,


RESOLVED, further, That the advance will be repaid to the County when the District is reimbursed or by December 31, 2018; the advance will be recorded in the General Fund accounting records as a Contract Agencies Receivable - Soil & Water, account number A14418730.




Meeting History

May 29, 2018 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Molino explained that the resolution was for the purpose of "cash flow" for the Tompkins County Soil and Water District and this standard agreement has been passed by Legislature in previous years.

MOVER:Deborah Dawson, Member
SECONDER:Anne Koreman, Member
AYES:Anna Kelles, Amanda Champion, David McKenna, Deborah Dawson, Anne Koreman
Jun 5, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler