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The Allegany County Legislature will vote on several important resolutions

Read the agenda and resolutions before the board

By Andrew Harris

The diligent Clerk of the Board, Brenda Rigby Riehle, just send this updated agenda and details on the resolutions for the September 14 meeting of the Allegany County Legislature.

Of special interest is a changing of the guard at the county Probation Department. Long-time director Robert Starks is retiring after serving the county for three decades. Veteran probation officer Scott Grantier is set to take over that department.

Legislator Debra Root is bringing a resolution to the board to vote on a major change in county economic development operations. The resolution will vote to create a new county department, the Office of Economic Development. The department actually isn’t completely new: Allegany county once had an economic development office which was shifted to operating within a contract with Alfred State College. Current economic development head, Dr. Craig Clark, is the expected leader of the new office and will be charged with finding a permanent director for the office.

The board will vote on a resolution officially opposing the new gun control laws in New York State. The essence of this symbolic gesture can be summarized in one sentence from the resolution:

“Allegany County Board of Legislators considers this law to be an unconstitutional infringement upon our Second Amendment right for law-abiding citizens to bear arms, and an overt infringement upon freedom and liberty in New York State”

Last but not least, County Administrator Carissa Knapp will introduce the new county Deputy Administrator Mallory LaForge Short. Mallory is a well known Wellsville High School graduate and about as nice of a lady as you will find. Her personality, education, and experience are going to be great assets to Allegany County. Mrs. Short starts the job August 25.

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ALLEGANY COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

AGENDA – September 14, 2022

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG – United States Marine Corps Sergeant Albert R. Merrill

INVOCATION – Legislator Gretchen Hanchett

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

  1. Board Meeting Minutes of August 24, 2022 – motion to approve
  2. Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes of August 24, 2022– motion to approve
  3. Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes of September 7, 2022– motion to approve

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR:

  1. Chairman Philip G. Stockin – Recognition of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Albert R. Merrill
  2. Chairman Philip G. Stockin – Recognition of Probation Director Robert Starks
  3. Sheriff Rick Whitney – Sheriff’s Week
  4. Catherine Schuyler Chapter NSDAR Regent and Constitution Committee Chair Deborah Snyder, Correspondence Secretary Meredith Chilson, and Recording Secretary Sandy Edwards – Constitution Week
  5. Farm Bureau Representative Darleen Krisher-Meehan – Annual Farm Bureau Dinner
  6. Literacy West Executive Community Relations Coordinator Adrianna DeeWaltt – Adult Literacy Week

ON THE DESKS:

  1. Report of IntraFund Transfers and Tax Bill Corrections Approved by the County Administrator in August

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, REPORTS, ETC.

  1. Northland Power, Inc., forwarded a Notice of Intent to File an Application to construct a major utility-scale solar electric generating facility on behalf of Alfred Oaks Solar, LLC, in the Town of Alfred.
  2. Correspondence from the Public Service Commission announcing virtual public statement hearings on September 15, September 18, and October 18 regarding proposed rate increases for NYSEG and RG&E Corporations
  3. Notice that the next Fire Advisory Board meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Building.

APPOINTMENTS:

  1. County Administrator Carissa Knapp’s appointment of Mallory Short as Deputy County Administrator effective August 25, 2022.

PROCLAMATIONS:

  1. Chairman Stockin’s proclamation dated September 10 recognizing the Town of Hume’s 200th Anniversary.

Allegany County Board of Legislators

Agenda – June 22, 2022

Page 2 of 2

  • Chairman Stockin’s proclamation declaring the week of September 17-23, 2022, as Constitution Week.
  • Chairman Stockin’s proclamation declaring the week of September 17-23, 2022, as Adult Education & Family Literacy Week in Allegany County.
  • Chairman Stockin’s proclamation declaring September 18-24, 2022, as Sheriff’s Week in Allegany County

INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION:

  1. Legislator Debra Root to Introduce Local Law Intro. No. 1, Print No. 2, A Local Law Establishing the Office of Economic Development and the Economic Development Advisory Board for Allegany County, and Repealing Local Law No. 2 of 1985, (as Amended by Local Law No. 1 of 1995, Local Law No. 1 of 2010, and Local Law No. 3 of 2021)

RESOLUTIONS:

1. Resolution Intro Nos. 253-22 through 262-22 (Please note that Resolution Intro. Nos. 261-22 through 262- 22 were not pre-filed and will require a 2/3 vote to consider from the floor.)

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS
BOARD MEETING – September 14, 2022
INTRO. NO. TITLE PAGE NO.
253 – 22 APPOINTMENT OF SCOTT GRANTIER AS PROBATION DIRECTOR
GROUP A; AMENDING THE SECTION IV SALARY SCHEDULE TO
REFLECT THE SALARY OF THE NEW PROBATION DIRECTOR
GROUP A………………………………………………………………………… ……. 1
254 – 22 RESOLUTION SETTING DATE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A LOCAL
LAW ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
AND
REPEALING LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF 1985, (AS AMENDED BY LOCAL
LAW NO. 1 OF 1995, LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 2010, AND LOCAL LAW
NO. 3 OF 2021)…………………………………………………………………. …….. 3
255 – 22 RESOLUTION SETTING DATE OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR A
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION………… …….. 5
256 – 22 RESOLUTION SETTING DATE OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PIN
6755.47, NORTH MAIN STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
IN THE VILLAGE OF ANDOVER……………………………………………… ……. 7
257 – 22 BUDGET ADJUSTMENT/TRANSFER TO THE 2022 BUDGET TO
PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE PRIMECARE MEDICAL OF NEW
YORK, INC., AGREEMENT…………………………………………………… ……. 8
258 – 22 ACCEPTANCE AND APPROPRIATION OF NEW YORK STATE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CARES PROGRAM
AWARD FOR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE…………………………… ……. 10
Board Meeting Notice & Proposed Resolutions
September 14, 2022
Page 2 of 2
259 – 22 APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF
ALLEGANY AND KINETIK FOR A SOFTWARE PROGRAM THAT
SUPPORTS NON-EMERGENT MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION BILLING ……. 12
260 – 22 APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH LABELLA ASSOCIATES, D.P.C.,
TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES TO UPDATE THE STORM
WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN AT THE ALLEGANY
COUNTY LANDFILL……………………………………………………………. ……. 14
261 – 22 APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF
ALLEGANY AND AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC., FOR
AUCTIONEER SERVICES FOR SALE OF TAX FORECLOSED REAL
PROPERTY…………………………………………………………………….. ……. 16
262 – 22 RESOLUTION OPPOSING RECENTLY ENACTED NEW YORK STATE
SENATE BILL S.51001 & NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY BILL
A.41001 REGULATING LEGALLY AUTHORIZED CONCEALED CARRY
GUN PERMITS AND BANNING CONCEALED CARRY IN PUBLIC AS
BEING AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ATTACK UPON THE RIGHTS OF
LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS……………………

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