Expanded Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee

Regular Budget Meeting Notes (same as Minutes) – Draft 9-28-17

Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30 PM

Legislature Chambers

 

Attendance

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

James Dennis

Chair

Present

 

Will Burbank

Member

Present

 

Dooley Kiefer

Member

Present

 

Daniel Klein

Member

Late

5:42 PM

Michael Lane

Member

Present

 

David McKenna

Member

Late

5:35 PM

Martha Robertson

Member

Present

 

Michael Sigler

Member

Late

5:31 PM

Anna Kelles

Member

Late

5:44 PM

Rich John

Member

Late

5:34 PM

Catherine Covert

Clerk of the Legislature

Present

 

Marcia Lynch

Public Info. Officer, County Administration

Present

 

Kevin McGuire

Executive Assistant to the County Administrator

Present

 

Greg Potter

Director of ITS

Present

 

Michael Hall

Airport Manager

Present

 

Roxan Noble

Airport

Present

 

Joe Mareane

County Administrator

Present

 

Paula Younger

Deputy County Administrator

Present

 

 

Guests:  Diane Pamel, Southworth Library Association; Tammy Kubinec, Newfield Public Library; Susie Gutenberger, Lansing Community Library; Sarah Glogowski, Finger Lakes Library System; Annette Birdsall, Ulysses Philomathic Library; Ken Schlather, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Call to Order

              Mr. Dennis, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Departmental Presentations

              Rural Libraries

              The following Directors were present to provide an overview of their proposed 2018 budgets:

 

              Diane Pamel - Southworth Library Association

              Tammy Kubinec - Newfield Public Library

              Susie Gutenberger - Lansing Community Library

              Sarah Glogowski - Finger Lakes Library System

              Annette Birdsall - Ulysses Philomathic Library

 

              Mr. Sigler, Mr. John, Mr. McKenna, Mr. Klein, and Ms. Kelles arrived during this time.

 

              Ms. Robertson asked what each of the rural libraries would do if they received $15,000 in one-time funding.  Each Library Director agreed to provide that information.

 

              Tompkins County Public Library

              Susan Currie, Director, presented the Library’s proposed 2018 budget.

 

              Ms. Kiefer asked for a chart showing the Library’s FTE levels over the years, beginning at the time of the Great Recession through Ms. Currie’s tenure up to the proposed budget presented.  In addition, she asked for the level of staffing Ms. Currie believes is needed for the future.  Ms. Currie agreed to provide that information.

 

              Airport

              Mike Hall, Manager, and Roxan Nobel, Deputy Director, provided an overview of the Department’s proposed 2018 budget.

 

              Cooperative Extension

              Kenneth Schlather, Executive Director, provided an overview of the Agency’s proposed 2018 budget. 

 

              Mr. Schlather agreed to provide the job description for the Operations Manager’s position as requested by Mr. Klein. 

 

              Mr. Dennis requested Mr. Schlather come to a future meeting to discuss agencies the Agency contracts with.  Mr. Schlather agreed.

 

              County Administration

              Mr. Mareane, County Administrator, provided an overview of the Department’s proposed 2018 budget and Contingent Fund. 

 

              In response to Mr. Klein, Mr. Mareane said he would provide an informational sheet on what is meant by Sequential Intercept Mapping.

 

              In response to Ms. Kiefer, Mr. Mareane said he would provide information on options for the STOP-DWI program both administratively and physically. 

 

              In response to Mr. John’s question about the arithmetic on the impact of withdrawing the full $1.3 million in over-target requests from the Contingent Fund as presented, Mr. Mareane agreed to provide corrected information.  

 

              The presentation of the Capital Program’s proposed budget was deferred to October 10th.

 

Adjournment

              The meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.