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									                                          MINUTES
                                 Herkimer County Legislature
                                  First Quarter – Second Day
                                 Wednesday, January 23, 2008
                                           7:30 p.m.

     This Session of the Herkimer County Legislature was called to order by Chairman
Raymond Smith at 7:30 p.m.

       Chairman Smith called on Legislator Piseck to lead the Legislature in the Pledge of
Allegiance.

       The Clerk called the roll, the following answered:

       Present: Piseck, Chilelli, Rose, Maneen, Stone, Hendrix, Brezinski, Manno, Smith,
Bono, Carter, Peplinski, Korce, Russell, Shaw, Weakley (16).

       Absent: Hyde (1).

       Quorum present.

       At this time Chairman Smith dispensed with the regular session and called on Sheriff
Christopher Farber for a presentation of County Jails.

Sheriff Farber stated this issue is an unpopular one but very necessary. It is also very expensive
to build and to operate, it is something that has been needed for a long time and is not going to
go away. Sheriff Farber stated there is no funding for building a jail like there is for libraries,
highways and bridges and center which are all good things. There is funding for law
enforcement to investigate the people that end up in our facilities but there is no money to build a
new jail. Sheriff Farber explained he will be showing a film that details the county jail system.
Sheriff Farber stated the time an inmate spends in the jail sometimes corrects their behavior
which is the goal and sometimes it doesn’t. The movie show the services provided by the county
jail system, the importance of a jail in a community, the classification of inmates and how it
drives the size of a jail. Sheriff Farber showed the film. A question and answer period followed
the film.

       Chairman Smith returned to the Regular Session.

       Mr. Korce approved the minutes of the preceding session as they stand approved and
mailed to each legislator. Seconded by Mr. Piseck. Approved.

       Pursuant to Rule 11, Chairman Smith opened the floor for Public Comment period.

Sally Szymanski - Submitted a written statement regarding proposed wind turbine project in
Town of Fairfield. Statement is on file in Clerk of the Legislature Office.

Lisa Semitelli - Ms. Semitelli spoke regarding her daughters medical condition and the effect
windmills would have on her. She also spoke of a meeting with Senator Seward and a study.
She spoke regarding Dr. O’Keefe as well. She finished by saying no child should be left behind.

Leon Getman – Mr. Getman stated the film that was shown should have been shown ten years
ago. Mr. Getman stated the county can’t afford the jail even thought he sales tax increase will
help we are beyond our means and he is worried. Mr. Getman stated the county needs to take a
stand against the commission in building the jail.

The Clerk continued with communications, beginning with No. 9.

No. 5 – A communication was received from Pat Rasbach with thanks for the expression of
sympathy and memorial resolution for Harold Rasbach. Ordered filed.

No. 6 – A communication was received from the Adirondack Park Agency submitting their 2006
Annual Report. Ordered filed.

No. 7 – A communication was received from the Deputy Purchasing Agent submitting the
abstract of purchases and abstract of vouchers for the year 2007. Referred to the Committee on
Finance.
No. 8 – A communication was received from the Herkimer County Sewer District submitting
two resolutions for approval of the Legislature. Referred to the Committees on Natural
Resources and Finance.

No. 9 – A communication was received from the Director of Community Services submitting the
2007 Annual Plan for Mental Health Services. Referred to the Committee on Human Resources.

No. 10 – A communication was received from Colonel James G. Hill expressing thanks for the
recent recognition and plaque. Ordered filed.

No. 11 – A communication was received from the Director of Community Services submitting
the December activities update. Ordered filed.

No. 12 – A communication was received from the Clerk of the Legislature appointing Sally I.
Deming as Deputy Clerk of the Legislature. Ordered filed.

No. 13 – A communication was received from the Employment & Training requesting approval
of a License Agreement with the State for the One Stop Center. Referred to the Committee on
County Planning and Development, Committee on Finance and Committee on County
Properties.

No. 14 – A communication was received from the Commissioner of Social Services requesting a
staffing change at the Country Manor. Referred to the Committees on Human Resources and
County Personnel.

No. 15 – A communication was received from the Sheriff requesting approval of a maintenance
agreement for the Civil Process and Warrants Program. Referred to the Committee on Public
Safety and Emergency Management and the Committee on Finance.

No. 16 – A communication was received from the Chairman of the Legislature making a change
to the Standing Committees. Ordered filed.

No. 17 – A communication was received from the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority
submitting the 2008 Budget. Ordered filed.

No. 18 – A communication was received from the NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles advising of the
approval of the 2008 Herkimer County STOP-DWI Plan. Ordered filed.

No. 19 – A communication was received from the Herkimer County Pomona Grange making
recommendation for appointment to the Soil and Water Conservation District Board. Ordered
filed.

No. 20 – A communication was received from the NYS Office of Small Cities submitting the
Performance Report for 2006. Ordered filed.

No. 21 – A communication was received from the Sheriff submitting the monthly reports for
November and December. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Emergency
Management.

No. 22 – A communication was received from the Adirondack Park Local Government Review
Board submitting the 2006-2007 Annual Report. Ordered filed.

No. 23 – A communication was received from the New York State Sheriff’s Association
submitting the 2007 Annual Report. Ordered filed.

No. 24 – A communication was received from the County Treasurer submitting the Dog License
Report for 2007. Referred to the Committees on Finance and Natural Resources.

No. 25 – A communication was received from the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority
advising of the compliance with the Public Authority’s Act. Ordered filed.

No. 26 – A communication was received from the Executive Director of the Herkimer County
IDA requesting approval of a contract for the administration of the Empire Zone Program for
Herkimer County. Referred to the Committee on County Planning and Development.

No. 27 – A communication was received from the Director of Community Services requesting
approval of service agreements with agencies and rate increases for psychiatric and mental health
consultants. Referred to the Committees on Human Resources, Finance and County Personnel.
No. 28 – A communication was received from the Budget Officer submitting requests for
transfers of funds. Referred to the Committee on Finance.

No. 29 – A communication was received from the Budget Officer submitting request for
appropriation of funds. Referred to the Committee on Finance.

No. 30 – A communication was received from the Budget Officer submitting request for budget
amendment in the District Attorney’s Office. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety and
Emergency Management and the Committee on Finance.

No. 31 – A communication was received from the Budget Officer submitting request for budget
amendment in Sheriff’s Department. Referred to the Committee on Finance.

No. 32 – A communication was received from the Capital District Off-Track Betting Corporation
submitting financial reports and October and November, 2007. Ordered filed.

No. 33 – A communication was received from the Village of Herkimer denying the County’s
request for water sewer hookups for the proposed new jail site at the Burrill property on Route
28. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Management.

No. 34 – A communication was received from the County Attorney appointing Assistant County
Attorneys and designating order in event of a vacancy. Ordered filed.

No. 35 – A communication was received from the Dean of Administration at the College
submitting Board of Trustees resolution for approval by the Legislature.

No. 36 – A communication was received from the Sewer District requesting approval of two
resolutions. Referred to the Committees on Natural Resources and Finance.

No. 37 – A communication was received from the Director of Public Health requesting a staffing
change. Referred to the Committees on Human Resources and County Personnel.

No. 38 – A communication was received from the County Attorney advising of the receipt of a
Notice of Claim. Referred to the Committee on Finance.

No. 39 – A communication was received from the County Administrator submitting a request for
salary increase in the District Attorney’s office. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety
and Emergency Management and the Committee on County Personnel.

No. 40 – A communication was received from the Sheriff requesting acceptance of a Homeland
Security Grant. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Management.

No. 41 – A communication was received from the Herkimer County Humane Society with
thanks for the county’s appropriation. Ordered filed.

       That being all the Communications, the Chairman continued with Reports and
Resolutions and Resolutions beginning with No. 9.

       On motion of Mr. Bono, seconded by Mr. Peplinski, Report and Resolution No. 9 of the
Committees on Human Resources and County Personnel establishing position under Healthy
Families New York Grant was handed up; voted on and adopted by the following roll call vote:

        For: Piseck, Chilelli, Rose, Maneen, Stone, Hendrix, Brezinski, Manno, Smith, Bono,
Carter, Peplinski, Korce, Russell, Shaw, Weakley (16).

       Against: None.                Absent: Hyde (1).

                                             No. 9

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEES ON HUMAN RESOURCES
AND COUNTY PERSONNEL ESTABLISHING POSITION UNDER HEALTHY
FAMILIES NEW YORK GRANT

       WHEREAS, by letter dated January 23, 2008, Gregory O’Keefe, MD, Director of Public
Health has requested a position be established for the Healthy Families New York Home Visiting
Program; and

       WHEREAS, your Committees have taken this matter under advisement and recommend
said position be established; now, therefore, be it
       RESOLVED, that the 2008 Herkimer County Salary Schedule is hereby amended in
Salary Schedule No. 3 to establish the position of Program Director in Account A4189G,
Healthy Families Program, at the base annual salary of $30,000.00; and, be it further

        RESOLVED, that the foregoing change shall take effect this date and shall continue so
long as 100% funding is available for said position; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer, Personnel Officer and Director of Public Health.

Dated: January 23, 2008.


                                                             VINCENT J. BONO
                                                             JEAN E. MANEEN
                                                             PETER F. MANNO
                                                             LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                                             JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                                             HELEN T. ROSE
                                                             Committee on Human Resources


                                                             PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                                             VINCENT J. BONO
                                                             LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                                             BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                                             JOSEPH CHILELLICommittee on
                                                             County Personnel



      On motion of Mr. Peplinski, seconded by Mr. Carter, Report and Resolution No. 10 of
the Committee on Public Safety/Emergency Management approving Monthly Report of Sheriff
was handed up for discussion:

        Mrs. Rose stated that at a recent Public Safety/Emergency Management Meeting she
asked the Sheriff if there was an ongoing inventory of the classifications that are maintained just
as a history for the jail population. Mrs. Rose stated that she understood there was not in terms
of the population of adolescent, male, female, etc. Mrs. Rose stated this would be good to
understand what population we’re serving.

       The resolution was adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).                Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).


                                              No. 10

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC
SAFETY/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT APPROVING MONTHLY REPORT OF
SHERIFF

       WHEREAS, your Public Safety & Emergency Management Committee, to which
was referred the report of the Sheriff for the month of October, 2007 respectfully reports
that we have examined said report, recommend that it be approved and offer the following
Resolution:

       RESOLVED, that the report of the Herkimer County Sheriff for the month of
October, 2007, which reports reflect an average daily population of 64.13 inmates, with
30.53 inmates being boarded out in October, be approved and filed.

Dated: January 23, 2008.


                                              LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                              VINCENT J. BONO
                                            DENNIS KORCE
                                            BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                            JEFFREY M. STONE
                                            JOSEPH CHILELLI
                                            Committee on Public Safety &
                                            Emergency Management




       On motion of Mr. Bono, seconded by Mr. Shaw, Report and Resolution No. 11 of the
Committee on County Planning and Development, Finance and County properties authorizing
entering into a license agreement with the State of New York for the One-Stop Career Center
was handed up; voted on and adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).               Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).


                                            No. 11

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEES ON COUNTY PLANNING
AND DEVELOPMENT, FINANCE AND COUNTY PROPERTIES AUTHORIZING
ENTERING INTO A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK
FOR THE ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER

       WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 6 duly adopted on January 3, 2007 Herkimer County
entered into a three year lease agreement with Cale Development Co., for the purpose of housing
the Working Solutions One Stop Career Center; and

        WHEREAS, by letter dated January 7, 2008, Karin Zipko, Employment & Training
Director, has advised your Committees that the State of new York has forwarded a proposed
license agreement to give the State the right to use and occupy space at the Herkimer County
Working Solutions One Stop Career Center, with the State to pay its 22.97% proportionate share
of the current rentable square footage, at a monthly rate of $1,911.33 for the time period of
November 1, 2006 to September 30, 2009; and

      WHEREAS, it is your Committee’s opinion that it is in the best interest of Herkimer
County to enter into such license agreement; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the County of Herkimer enter into a license agreement with the State
of New York, whereby the State will pay its proportionate share of the current rentable square
footage at the Working Solutions One Stop Career Center located at 320 North Prospect Street,
Herkimer, New York, in the amount of $1,911.33 per month or $22,936.00 annually, with said
agreement to be for the period November 1, 2006 to September 30, 2009 and subject to the
approval of the Herkimer County Attorney; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Chairman of this Legislature is hereby authorized to execute such
agreement; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget officer, Employment & Training Director and State of New
York Office of General Services.

Dated: January 23, 2008.


VINCENT J. BONO                                      PATRICK E. RUSSELL
PATRICK E. RUSSELL                                   DENNIS KORCE
BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.                            VINCENT J. BONO
ROBERT N. HYDE                                       BRUCE WEAKLEY
JEFFREY M. STONE                                     BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
JOHN J. PISECK, JR.                                  JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
Committee on County Planning and                     Committee on Finance
Development


       BRUCE WEAKLEY
              JEAN E. MANEEN
              VINCENT J. BONO
              JEFFREY M. STONE
              JOHN J. PISECK
              DANIEL R. CARTER
              Committee on County Properties



       On motion of Mr. Peplinski, seconded by Mrs. Rose and Mr. Manno, Report and
Resolution No. 12 of the Committee on Natural Resources appointing Director to the Herkimer
County Soil and Water Conservation District was handed up; voted on and adopted by voice
vote:

       All ayes: (16).              Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).
                                            No. 12

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
APPOINTING DIRECTOR TO THE HERKIMER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER
CONSERVATION DISTRICT

       WHEREAS, by communication dated December 19, 2007, the Herkimer County Pomona
Grange organization has notified this Legislature of its recommendation for the position of
Director of the Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District, pursuant to Sections 6
and 7 of the Soil Conservation Law; now, therefore, be it

        RESOLVED, that Carlton Spofford, 146 Daley Road, Dolgeville, New York, be
appointed as Director of the Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District, said term to
be effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Soil and Water Conservation District, Herkimer County Pomona Grange and Carlton
Spofford.

Dated: January 23, 2008.


                                            BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
                                            PETER F. MANNO
                                            DENNIS KORCE
                                            JOHN L. BREZINSKI
                                            FREDERICK J. SHAW, JR.
                                            HELEN T. ROSE
                                            Committee on Natural Resources


On motion of Mr. Manno, seconded by Mr. Korce, Report and Resolution No. 13 of the
Committee on Natural Resources appointing directors of the Herkimer County Soil and Water
Conservation District was handed up for discussion. Mr. Korce explained the composition of the
membership of the Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

       The resolution was then voted on and adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (14).              Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).            Abstain: Korce, Weakley (2).

                                            No. 13

RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES APPOINTING
DIRECTORS OF THE HERKIMER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
DISTRICT

        BE IT RESOLVED, that Bernard Z. Peplinski, Sr., 793 State Rte. 51, Ilion, New York,
and Bruce Weakley, PO Box 474, Poland, New York, be, and they hereby are, appointed as
Directors of the Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District, said terms to be
effective January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008; and, be it further
      RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Soil and Water Conservation District and each appointee.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                             BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
                                             PETER F. MANNO
                                             DENNIS KORCE
                                             JOHN L. BREZINSKI
                                             FREDERICK J. SHAW, JR.
                                             HELEN T. ROSE
                                             Committee on Natural Resources



       Chairman Smith congratulated Mr. Peplinski and Mr. Weakley for their reappointments
and thanked them for their fine service on the Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

       On motion of Mr. Bono, seconded by Mr. Bono, Report and Resolution No. 14 of the
Committees on Human Resources and Finance for staffing change at Country Manor was handed
up; voted on and adopted by the following roll call vote:

        For: Piseck, Rose, Chilelli, Maneen, Stone, Hendrix, Brezinski, Manno, Smith, Bono,
Carter, Peplinski, Korce, Russell, Shaw, Weakley (16).

       Opposed: None.                Absent: Hyde (1).

                                             No. 14

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEES ON HUMAN RESOURCES
AND COUNTY PERSONNEL FOR STAFFING CHANGE AT COUNTRY MANOR

       WHEREAS, by letter dated January 14, 2008, Ervin J. Fuller, Commissioner of Social
Services has requested a staffing change at the Country Manor; and

       WHEREAS, your Committees have taken this matter under advisement and recommend
said change; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the 2008 Herkimer County Salary Schedule is hereby amended in
Salary Schedule No. 2 to delete the position of Administrative Assistant in Account A6031,
Country Manor; and, be it further

        RESOLVED, that the 2008 Herkimer County Salary Schedule is hereby amended in
Salary Schedule No. 3 to delete the part-time position of Account Clerk and establish a full-time
position of Account Clerk in A6031, Country Manor; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that the foregoing change shall take effect this date; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer, Personnel Officer and Commissioner of Social
Services.

Dated: January 23, 2008.

                                                      VINCENT J. BONO
                                                      JEAN E. MANEEN
                                                      PETER F. MANNO
                                                      LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                                      JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                                      HELEN T. ROSE
                                                            Committee on Human Resources


                                                            PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                                            VINCENT J. BONO

                                                            LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                                            BRUCE EAKLEY
                                                            JOSEPH CHILELLI
                                                           Committee on County Personnel




       On motion of Mr. Peplinski, seconded by Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Shaw, Report and
Resolution No. 15 of the Committee on Natural Resources and Finance approving Sewer District
Resolution concerning increase of flat service fee was handed up for discussion:

       Mrs. Rose stated that she would support this resolution because it came with a resolution
from the Sewer District Board who are appointed from the various municipalities that use those
services.

       The resolution was then adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes (16).                Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                            No. 15

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
AND THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE APPROVING SEWER DISTRICT
RESOLUTION CONCERNING INCREASE OF FLAT SERVICE FEE

        WHEREAS, by letter dated December 5, 2007, Stephen Marenfeld, Chairman of the
Herkimer County Sewer District Board , has advised that by action on November 21, 2007, the
Herkimer County Sewer District Board adopted a resolution approving an increase of the flat
service fee per service location; and

      WHEREAS, this Resolution has been forwarded to the Herkimer County Legislature for
approval prior to its becoming effective; now, therefore, be it

        RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby approves a resolution duly adopted by the
Herkimer County Sewer District Board on November 21, 2007, approving an increase of the flat
service fee from $9.00 per service location to $12.00 per service location; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and the Herkimer County Sewer District.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                                           BERNARD PEPLINSKI
                                                           PETER F. MANNO
                                                           DENNIS KORCE
                                                           JOHN BREZINSKI
                                                           FREDERICK SHAW
                                                           HELEN ROSE
                                                           Committee on
                                                           Natural Resources

                                                           PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                                           DENNIS KORCE
                                                           VINCENT J. BONO
                                                           BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                                           BERNARD PEPLINSKI
                                                           JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                                           Committee on Finance

       On motion of Mr. Peplinski, seconded by Mr. Korce, Report and Resolution No. 16 of the
Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Finance approving agreement for
engineering services for the Herkimer County Sewer District was handed up; voted on and
adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).               Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                            No. 16
REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
AND THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE APPROVING AGREEMENT FOR
ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR HERKIMER COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT

        WHEREAS, by letter dated December 5, 2007, Stephen Marenfeld, Chairman of the
Herkimer County Sewer District, has advised that by action on November 21, 2007, the
Herkimer County Sewer District Board adopted a resolution recommending an agreement with
Stearns & Wheler Engineers to provide engineering services in connection with several projects
at the district’s wastewater treatment plant at a cost of $180,000; and

      WHEREAS, this Resolution has been forwarded to the Herkimer County Legislature for
approval prior to its becoming effective; now, therefore, be it

        RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby approves a resolution duly adopted by the
Herkimer County Sewer District Board on November 21, 2007 approving an agreement with
Stearns & Wheler Engineers to provide engineering services in connection with several projects
at the District Wastewater Treatment Plant at a cost of $180,000.00; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Chairman of this Legislature is hereby authorized to execute said
agreement on behalf of the County of Herkimer; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and the Herkimer County Sewer District.

Dated: January 23, 2008.

                                                          LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                                          VINCENT J. BONO
                                                          DENNIS KORCE
                                                          BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                                          JEFFREY M. STONE
                                                          JOSEPH CHILELLI
                                                          Committee on Public Safety
                                                          & Emergency Management

                                                          PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                                          DENNIS KORCE
                                                          VINCENT J. BONO
                                                          BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                                          BERNARD PEPLINSKI
                                                          JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                                          Committee on Finance



       On motion of Mr. Hendrix, seconded by Mr. Bono, Report and Resolution No. 17 of the
Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Management and the Committee on Finance
authorizing maintenance agreement for civil processing software in Herkimer County Sheriff’s
Department was handed up; voted on and adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).              Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                            No. 17

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
AUTHORIZING MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR CIVIL PROCESSING
SOFTWARE IN HERKIMER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

       WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 373 duly adopted on December 13, 2006, this legislature
authorized an extension of an agreement with Pinewood Consulting, LLC of Corning, New
York, for maintenance of a Civil Process and Warrants Computer Software Program for the
Herkimer County Sheriff’s Department; and

      WHEREAS, by letter dated December 19, 2007, from Christopher P. Farber, Sheriff,
your Committees have been advised of a request to extend said maintenance agreement for the
period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 at an annual cost of $1,500.00; now,
therefore, be it

        RESOLVED, that the Chairman of this legislature is hereby authorized to enter into a
service agreement with Pinewood Consulting, LLC, 2810 Pinewood Circle, Corning, New York
14830 for maintenance, on-going training and support of a Civil Process and Warrants Computer
Software Program, at an annual cost of $1,500.00 for the period January 1, 2008 to December
31, 2008, with additional on-site training available upon request at the rate of $750.00 per 8
hours, plus travel expenses if applicable; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Chairman of this Legislature is hereby authorized to execute
renewals of said agreement at the same or more favorable rates; and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer, Sheriff and Pinewood Consulting LLC.

Dated: January 23, 2008.


       LEONARD R. HENDRIX
       VINCENT J. BONO
       DENNIS KORCE
       BRUCE WEAKLEY
       JEFFREY M. STONE
       JOSEPH CHILELLI
       Committee on Public Safety & Emergency
       Management

                                            PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                            DENNIS KORCE
                                            VINCENT J. BONO
                                            BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                            BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
                                            JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                            Committee on Finance


        On motion of Mr. Bono, seconded by Mr. Piseck, Report and Resolution No. 18 of the
Committee on County Planning and Development authorizing contract with Herkimer County
Industrial Development Agency in connection with the operation of the Empire Zone Program
was handed up for discussion:

       Mr. Korce expressed appreciation to the Herkimer County IDA for their efficient
administration of the Herkimer County Empire Zone Program.

       The resolution was then adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).              Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                            No. 18

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON COUNTY PLANNING AND
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH HERKIMER COUNTY
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN CONNECTION WITH THE
OPERATION OF THE EMPIRE ZONE PROGRAM

       WHEREAS, pursuant to Local Law No. 5 for the year 2005, the County of Herkimer
made application for re-designation of certain areas with the County of Herkimer as an Empire
Zone; and

       WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 107 of 2006 this Legislature entered into a contract with
the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency in connection with the operation of said
Empire Zone Program, which contract was extended by Resolution No. 17 of 2007 for the period
from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007; and

      WHEREAS, by letter dated January 11, 2007, Mark Feane, Executive Director of the
Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency, has advised of a request to enter into a further
contract with the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency to allow for said Agency to
administer the Herkimer County Empire Zone Program for the period from July 1, 2007 to June
30, 2008 which will be funded $45,000 from Herkimer County, with additional funding from
New York State; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the Chairman of this Legislature is hereby authorized to enter into a
contract with the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency in connection with the
operation of the Herkimer County Empire Zone Program for the period from July 1, 2007 to June
30, 2008, to be funded $45,000 from Herkimer County with additional funding from the State of
New York, and with said contract to be subject to the approval of the Herkimer County Attorney;
and, be it further

      RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and Herkimer County Industrial Development
Agency.

Dated: January 23, 2007.

                                              VINCENT J. BONO
                                                   PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                                   BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
                                                   ROBERT N. HYDE
                                                   JEFFREY M. STONE
                                                   JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                                   Committee on County Planning and
                                                   Development


       On motion of Mr. Bono, seconded by Mrs. Maneen and Mr. Korce, Report and
Resolution No. 19 of the Committees on Human Resources and Finance authorizing contracts for
Herkimer County Mental Health Services was handed up; voted on and adopted by voice vote:

         All ayes: (16).                      Opposed: None.

         Absent: Hyde (1).

                                                       No. 19

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES AND FINANCE
AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS FOR HERKIMER COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

         WHEREAS, by letter dated January 17, 2008 from Edgar Scudder, Director of Community Services, this
Legislature is advised of a request to enter into contracts for the year 2008 with various agencies to provide a variety
of mental health services for county residents; and

         WHEREAS, said contracts shall be supported at the 100% state aid level; now, therefore, be it

        RESOLVED, that the Chairman of this Legislature is hereby authorized to execute contracts for the year
2008 with the following agencies to provide services to the Herkimer County Mental Health Services:

         1. Upstate Cerebral Palsy Association
            1020 Mary Street
            Utica, NY 13501
            For a contract sum of $560,000

         2. Herkimer ARC
            333 South Main Street
            Herkimer, NY 13350
            For a contract sum of $235,000

         3. Family Services of the Mohawk Valley
            401 Columbia Street
            Utica, NY 13502
            For a contract sum of $150,000

         4. Catholic Charities
             61 West Street
             Ilion, NY 13357
             For a contract sum of $395,000

         5. Neighborhood Center
            615 Mary Street
            Utica, NY 13501
            For a contract sum of $104,000

         6. Cornell Cooperative Extension
             5657 State Route 5
              Herkimer, NY 13350
             For a contract sum of $5,500

and, be it further

          RESOLVED, that said above contracts shall be for a period of one year and shall end whenever state funds
for said purposes are no longer available; and, be it further

         RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County Treasurer,
Auditor, Budget Officer, Director of Community Services and the above listed agencies.

Dated: January 23, 2008.

                                                                    VINCENT J. BONO
PATRICK E. RUSSELL                                   JEAN E. MANEEN
DENNIS KORCE                                         PETER F. MANNO
VINCENT J. BONO                                      LEONARD R. HENDRIX
BRUCE WEAKLEY                                        JOHN J. PISECK
BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.                            HELEN T. ROSE
JOHN J. PISECK, JR.                                  Committee on Human Resources
Committee on Finance
        On motion of Mr. Bono, seconded by Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Chilelli, Report and
Resolution No. 20 of the Committees on Human Resources, Finance and County Personnel
increasing payment to contractors of mental health services was handed up; voted on and adopted
by voice vote.

       All ayes: (16).                Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).


                                               No. 20

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEES ON HUMAN RESOURCES,
FINANCE AND COUNTY PERSONNEL INCREASING PAYMENT TO
CONTRACTORS OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

        WHEREAS, by letter dated January 17, 2008, Edgar Scudder, Director of Community
Services, has requested approval for increases in the hourly rates paid to consulting psychiatrists
and part-time counseling staff, with whom contracts have been entered into pursuant to
resolutions previously adopted; and

       WHEREAS, said resolutions provide for hours worked and compensation for said
contractors; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the current hourly rate for consulting psychiatrists be increased from
$100.13 to $110.00 and the current hourly rate paid to part-time counseling staff be increased
from $27.30 to $28.12, retroactive to January 1, 2008, and the contracts of each of said
contractors be revised to reflect such increase; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and Director of Community Services.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                                     VINCENT J. BONO
                                                     JEAN E. MANEEN
                                                     PETER F. MANNO
                                                     LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                                     JOHN J. PISECK
                                                     HELEN T. ROSE
                                                     Committee on Human Resources


PATRICK E. RUSSELL                                   PATRICK E. RUSSELL
VINCENT J. BONO                                      DENNIS KORCE
LEONARD HENDRIX                                      VINCENT J. BONO
BRUCE WEAKLEY                                        BRUCE WEAKLEY
JOSEPH CHILELLI                                      BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
Committee on County Personnel                        JOHN J. PISECK
                                                     Committee on Finance
       On motion of Mr. Russell, seconded by Mr. Piseck and Mr. Bono, Report and Resolution
No. 21 of the Committee on Finance transferring funds was handed up; voted on and adopted by
voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).                     Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                                     No. 21

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE TRANSFERRING
FUNDS

                WHEREAS, your Committee on Finance, to which was referred
       communication from the Budget Officer and Purchasing Agent dated January 18, 2008 submitting requests
       for transfer of funds in the 2007 operating budget to cover shortfalls due to retroactive salary increases and
       other shortfalls, report that we have examined said communication, inquired into the subject matter thereof
       recommend that said transfers be made and offer the following Resolution:

               RESOLVED, that the Herkimer County Treasurer be, and she hereby is, authorized
       and directed to transfer the following sums from and to the following accounts:

           $ 19,279.00From:A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:A1 0 1 0.1 0000-001 Legislature Salary
           $     8,105.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:Al040.10000-0Ol Clerk of Legis. Salary
           $ 22,672.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization To:Al165.100000-
                            001 District Attorney, Salary
           $     1,757.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:1170.10000-OO1 Public Defender, Salary
           $     12,735.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:A1325.10000-00ITreasurer, Salary
           $      1,726.00From:A9060.860oo Hospitalization
                             To:A1326.10000-001 Treas., Property Dept., Salary
           $     5,974.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:A1340.10000-001 Budget & Purchasing, Salary
           $    50,000.OOFrom: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:A1355.10100 Real Property Tax Service, Temporary Employees $
           45,OOO.OOFrom: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:A1420.10000-001County Attorney, Salary
           $     5,832.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:AI430.10000..001 Personnel, Salary
           $     13,060.00From:A9060.86oo0 Hospitalization
                             To:AI450.10000-001 Board of Elections, Salary
           $      1,290.00From:A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To:A1670.10000-001 Central Printing, Salary
           $      2,792.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                             To: A3020.10000-001 Emergency Management, Salary
           $      13,507.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                              To:A3021.10100-002 Emergency Management, Permanent pit
           $       7,500.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                              To:A3140.10000-001 Probation, Salary
           $        6,OOO.OOFrom: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                              To:A3150.10000-001 Jail, Salary
           $        3,71O.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                              To:A651O.10000-001 Veterans' Salary
           $       5,473.00From: A9060.86000 Hospitalization
                              To:A7310.10000-001 Youth Bureau, Salaries
            $     45,OOO.00From:A4012.10000-00I Public Health, Long Term Care Salary
                               ToA4059.44000 Public Health, Early Intervention - Contracted Services
            and, be it further
                RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
            Treasurer, Auditor and Budget Officer.

         Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                               PATRICKE. RUSSELL

                                               DENNIS KORCE

                                               VINCENT J. BONO

                                               BRUCE WEAKLEY

                                                BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, Sr.
                                                JOHN 1. PISECK, JR
                                                Committee on Finance




      On motion of Mr. Hendrix, seconded by Mr. Russell, Report and Resolution No. 22 of the
Committee on Finance and the Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Management
amending budget and salary schedule in connection with funding in District Attorney’s office was
handed up; voted on and adopted by the following roll call vote:

        For: Piseck, Rose, Chilelli, Maneen, Stone, h Hendrix, Brezinski, Manno, Smith, Bono,
Carter, Peplinski, Korce, Russell, Shaw, Weakley (16).

       Opposed: None.                   Absent: Hyde (1).

                                                  No. 22

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, THE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE
AMENDING BUDGET AND SALARY SCHEDULE IN CONNECTION WITH
FUNDING IN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

       WHEREAS, by letter dated January 18, 2008 from the Budget Officer and Purchasing
Agent, this Legislature is advised that it is necessary to amend the 2008 Budget in connection
with funding received from the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley for a Law Enforcement
Coordinator Position in the District Attorney’s Office; and

       WHEREAS, by letter dated January 23, 2008, James W. Wallace, Jr., County
Administrator, has submitted a request that the base salary for said position be increased; now,
therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the 2008 Herkimer County Budget is hereby amended as follows:

       Revenue                                            From                     To
       A2260A, YWCA Law Enforcement                       $-0-                     $30,000.00
             Coordinator

       Appropriation
       A1165B.100000-001, YWCA Law                 $-0-                   $27,000.00
         Enforcement Coordinator-Salary
       A1165B.83500, YWCA Law Enforcement          $-0-                   $ 1,674.00
         Coordinator – Social Security
       A1165B.8400-, YWCA Law Enforcement          $-0-                   $   934.00
         Coordinator-Workers’ comp.
       A1165B.83500, YWCA Law Enforcement          $-0-                   $   392.00
         Coordinator – Medicare

And, be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Herkimer County Salary Schedule is hereby amended in Salary
Schedule No. 2 to increase the salary of the position of Investigator, part-time in Account
A1165B, from $22,533.00 to $26,176.00; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that said change shall take effect January 1, 2008; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and District Attorney.

Dated: January 23, 2008.                           LEONARD R. HENDRIX
PATRICK E. RUSSELL                                 VINCENT J. BONO
DENNIS KORCE                                       DENNIS KORCE
VINCENT J. BONO                                    BRUCE WEAKLEY
BRUCE WEAKLEY                                      JEFFREY M. STONE
BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.                          JOSEPH CHILELLI
JOHN J. PISECK, JR.                                Committee on Public Safety and
Committee on Finance                               Emergency Management


     On motion of Mr. Russell, seconded by Mr. Chilelli, Report and Resolution No. 23 of the
Committee on Finance appropriating funds was handed up for discussion:

        Mr. Russell stated that in the 2007 Budget, $760,000 had been budgeted for boarding out
of prisoners and this resolution appropriates another $105,000 to meet the needs for 2007.

        Mrs. Rose stated that she has asked Mr. Wallace how much of that is associated to having
to vacate for renovations as opposed to census.

        Mr. Chilelli stated that the budget for 2008 for boarding out is $900,000 and questioned
what would happen if there were left over funds. Mr. Wallace advised that money would go back
in the General Fund.

        Mr. Korce discussed the growing cost of boarding out and medical costs and what can be
done to avoid incarceration. He commented on the County’s pretrial release program. He stated
the Public Safety Committee needs to take a closer look at the ankle bracelet program and how it
can be improved and be utilized more by the local courts. Chairman Smith advised that although
the Probation Dept. currently does not have enough personnel staff to cover all the calls on the
weekend and off-duty hours, the actual ankle bracelet program is being monitored on a 24 hour
basis by the company we do business with and if that person is a real danger to the community,
the Sheriff’s Dept. would be notified.

        Mrs. Rose asked if there had been any meetings between the Public Safety Committee, the
judicial system, the DA’s Office and Probation Dept. and added that she would be interested in
seeing an updated conversation concerning these alternatives to incarceration.      Chairman
Smith advised that the judicial system is not something that the legislative branch can control.
Mr. Rose suggested a follow-up be made for three to six months to provide information to the
judicial system on these programs.

       Mr. Hendrix commented that there are situations where an individual may also be a danger
to himself, and that must also be considered in these assessments.

       Mr. Korce stated that if more individuals could be released on pretrial release programs,
and not aggravate our overcrowding, taxpayers directly will benefit.

       Mr. Carter stated that we do not have the power to legislate the laws that the courts
enforce, however, our state representatives do have that power.

        Mr. Russell stated that this Legislature has added positions to the Probation Department
for the pretrial release program and asked if we have information on what that pre-sentencing
number has gone from and to. Mr. Wallace responded that as far as state ready, it has gone from
41 days to 14 days.

        The resolution was then adopted by the following roll call vote:

        For: Piseck, Rose, Chilelli, Maneen, Stone, Hendrix, Brezinski, Manno, smith, Bono,
Carter, Peplinski, Korce, Russell, Shaw, Weakley (16).

        Opposed: None.                       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                              No. 23

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
APPROPRIATING FUNDS

       WHEREAS, by letter dated January 17, 2008 from the Budget Officer and Purchasing
Agent, this Legislature is advised that it is necessary to appropriate funds from the Contingency
Fund for 2008 to cover shortages in 2007 funding; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the sum of $200,000.00 is hereby appropriated from A1990.460,
Contingency Fund – Miscellaneous Expense, to the following accounts in the amounts listed:

        $105,000.00    to A3170.44000, Correctional Institution – Contracted Services
          18,000.00    to A3150.45000, Jail – Medical
          37,000.00    to A2490.44000, Community College Tuition – Contracted Services
          20,000.00    to A1620.42000, County Buildings – Utilities
          20,000.00    to A3150.41000-113, Jail - Drugs

and, be it further

        RESOLVED, that the Herkimer County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to
transfer the said sums to the said accounts; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor and Budget Officer.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                            PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                            DENNIS KORCE
                                            VINCENT J. BONO
                                            BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                            BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
                                            JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                            Committee on Finance



        On motion of Mr. Hendrix and a request for unanimous consent for immediate
consideration and a roll call vote, seconded by Mr. Weakley, Report and Resolution No. 24 of the
Committee on Finance and the Committee on Public Safety/Emergency Management amending
2007 Budget in connection with funding in Sheriff’s Department was handed up and adopted by
the following roll call vote:

        For: Piseck, Rose, Chilelli, Maneen, Stone, Hendrix, Brezinski, Manno, Smith, Bono,
Carter, Peplinski, Korce, Russell, Shaw, Weakley (16).

       Opposed: None.                       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                             No. 24

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND THE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AMENDING 2007
BUDGET IN CONNECTION WITH FUNDING IN SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

        WHEREAS, by letter dated January 18, 2008 from the Budget Officer and Purchasing
Agent, this Legislature is advised that it is necessary to amend the 2007 Budget in connection
with funding received from State Criminal Alien Assistance Program for the Herkimer County
Sheriff’s Department; now, therefore, be it


       RESOLVED, that the 2007 Herkimer County Budget is hereby amended as follows:

       Revenue                                      From                  To
       A4388, State Aid, Alien                      $14,053.00            $19,493.00
             Assistance


       Appropriation
       A3150.41000, Jail – Supplies and             $18,514.87            $23,954.87
         Materials

And, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and Sheriff.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                                    LEONARD R. HENDRIX
PATRICK E. RUSSELL                                  VINCENT J. BONO
VINCENT J. BONO                                     DENNIS KORCE
BRUCE WEAKLEY                                       BRUCE WEAKLEY
BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.                             JEFFREY M. STONE
JOHN J. PISECK, JR.                                   JOSEPH CHILELLI
Committee on Finance                                  Committee on Public Safety and
                                                      Emergency Management




       On motion of Mr. Peplinski, and a request for unanimous consent for immediate
consideration, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, Report and Resolution No. 25 of the Committee on
Natural Resources and the Committee on Finance approving change order on bar screen
replacement project for Herkimer County Sewer District was handed up; voted on and adopted by
voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).                Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                             No. 25

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
AND THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE APPROVING CHANGE ORDER ON BAR
SCREEN REPLACEMENT PROJECT FOR THE HERKIMER COUNTY SEWER
DISTRICT

       WHEREAS, by letter dated January 22, 2008, Stephen Marenfeld, Chairman of the
Herkimer County Sewer District, has advised that by action on January 16, 2008, the Herkimer
County Sewer District Board adopted a resolution approving a change order on the electrical
contract for the Sewer District’s Bar Screen Replacement Project to extend the contract
completion date and to increase the contract price to reimburse the electrical contractor for an
increase in prevailing wage rates; and

      WHEREAS, this Resolution has been forwarded to the Herkimer County Legislature for
approval prior to its becoming effective; now, therefore, be it

        RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby approves a resolution duly adopted by the
Herkimer County Sewer District Board on January 22, 2008 approving a change order on the
electrical contract with Patricia Electric for the District’s Bar Screen Replacement Project to
extend the contract completion date and to increase the contract price to reimburse the electrical
contractor for an increase in prevailing wage rates; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and the Herkimer County Sewer District.

Dated: January 23, 2008.

BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.                                    PETER F. MANNO
PETER F. MANNO                                               DENNIS KORCE
DENNIS KORCE                                                 VINCENT J. BONO
JOHN L. BREZINSKI                                            BRUCE WEAKLEY
FREDERICK J. SHAW, JR.                                       BERNARD PEPLINSKI
HELEN T. ROSE                                                JOHN J. PISECK
Committee on Natural Resources                               Committee on Finance
       On motion of Mr. Peplinski and a request for unanimous consent for immediate
consideration, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, Report and Resolution No. 26 of the Committee on
Natural Resources and the Committee on Finance approving Sewer District Resolution and
amending Salary Schedule to increase salaries in Herkimer County Sewer District was handed up;
voted and adopted by the following roll call vote:

        For: Piseck, Rose, Chilelli, Maneen, Stone, Hendrix, Brezinski, Manno, Smith, Bono,
Carter, Peplinski, Korce, Russell, Shaw, Weakley (16).

          Opposed: None.               Absent: Hyde (1).

                                              No. 26

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
AND THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE APPROVING SEWER DISTRICT
RESOLUTION AND AMENDING SALARY SCHEDULE TO INCREASE SALARIES IN
HERKIMER COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT

      WHEREAS, by letter dated January 22, 2008, Stephen Marenfeld, Chairman of the
Herkimer County Sewer District, has advised that by action on January 16, 2008, the Herkimer
County Sewer District Board adopted a resolution approving an increase in rate of compensation
for members and Chairman of the Board of the Herkimer County Sewer District; and

      WHEREAS, this Resolution has been forwarded to the Herkimer County Legislature for
approval prior to its becoming effective; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby approves a resolution duly adopted by the
Herkimer County Sewer District Board on January 16, 2008 approving an increase in the rate of
compensation for board members of the Herkimer County Sewer District from $1,000.00 to
$1,250.00 and the rate of compensation for the Chairman of the Board from $1,500.00 to
$2,000.00; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that the 2008 Herkimer County Salary Schedule No. 1 is hereby amended to
increase the annual salary for the position of Chairman of the Sewer District Board to $2,000.00
under Account G8110; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that the 2008 Herkimer County Salary Schedule No. 2 is hereby amended to
increase the annual salary for the position of commissioner, Sewer District to $1,250.00 under
Account G8110; and, be it further

          RESOLVED, that the foregoing changes shall take effect January 1, 2008; and, be it
further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer, Personnel Officer and the Herkimer County Sewer District.

Dated: January 23, 2008.

BERNARD PEPLINSKI, SR.                                       PATRICK RUSSELL
PETER F. MANNO                                               DENNIS KORCE
DENNIS KORCE                                                 VINCENT J. BONO
JOHN BREZINSKI                                               BRUCE WEAKLEY
FREDERICK SHAW                                               BERNARD PEPLINSKI
HELEN T. ROSE                                             JOHN J. PISECK
Committee on Natural Resources                            Committee on Finance



       On motion of Mr. Manno and a request for unanimous consent for immediate
consideration, seconded by Mr. Korce, Report and Resolution No. 27 of the Committees on
Education, Finance and County Properties approving a project in connection with the Library
Addition and Renovations at Herkimer County Community College was handed up; voted on and
adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).              Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).




                                            No. 27

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION, FINANCE
AND COUNTY PROPERTIES APPROVING A PROJECT IN CONNECTION WITH
THE LIBRARY ADDITION AND RENOVATIONS AT HERKIMER COUNTY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

       WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 188 adopted in the year 2005, this Legislature approved
the Library Addition and Renovations Project at Herkimer County Community College; and

        WHEREAS, by letter from Nicholas Laino, Dean of Administration of Herkimer County
Community College, this Legislature is advised that the Board of Trustees of Herkimer County
Community College has, by Resolution No. 07-09, approved a Library Drainage Remediation
Project for additional drainage work on the Library foundation and authorized payment to
Horender Construction Co., Inc. of Fort Plain, NY, to perform said excavation work for the sum
of $19,585.00; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the Herkimer County Legislature hereby approves the Library Drainage
and Remediation Project at Herkimer County Community College and the payment of $19,585.00
to Horender Construction Co., Inc., 2155 River Road, Fort Plain, NY 13339 to perform said
excavation work; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer, President and Dean of Administration of Herkimer County
Community College and Horender Construction Co., Inc.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                                   PETER F. MANNO
PATRICK E. RUSSELL                                 DENNIS KORCE
DENNIS KORCE                                       LEONARD HENDRIX
VINCENT J. BONO                                    FREDERICK J. SHAW, JR.
BRUCE WEAKLEY                                      HELEN T. ROSE
BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.                          JOSEPH CHILELLI
                                                   Committee on Education
JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
Committee on Finance                              ROBERT N. HYDE
                                                  BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                                  JEAN E. MANEEN
                                                  VINCENT J. BONO
                                                  JEFFREY M. STONE
                                                  JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                                  DANIEL R. CARTER
                                                  Committee on County Properties


       On motion of Mr. Hendrix and a request for unanimous consent for immediate
consideration, seconded by Mr. Peplinski, Report and Resolution No. 28 of the Committee on
Public Safety and Emergency Management and the Committee on Finance accepting grant for
Homeland Security funding for Sheriff’s Department was handed up; voted on and adopted by
voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).              Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).

                                            No. 28

REPORT AND RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND
EMERGENCY AND THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE ACCEPTING GRANT FOR
HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING FOR SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

       WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 206 duly adopted on August 16, 2006 this Legislature
authorized an application for funding from the State Office of Homeland Security FY06 Law
Enforcement Terrorism Prevention program (LETPP) in the amount of $24,800.00, which grant
would provide funding for the law enforcement community to support their terrorism prevention
and preparedness efforts; and

        WHEREAS, by letter dated January 23, 2008, Christopher P. Farber, Herkimer County
Sheriff, has requested acceptance of said grant; now, therefore, be it

       RESOLVED, that the Chairman of this Legislature is hereby authorized to execute
necessary documents in acceptance of a grant from the New York State Office of Homeland
Security FY06 Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP) in the amount of
$24,800.00; and, be it further

       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer County
Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and Sheriff.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                        LEONARD R. HENDRIX
                                        VINCENT J. BONO
                                        DENNIS KORCE
                                        BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                        JEFFREY M. STONE
                                        JOSEPH CHILELLI
                                    Committee on Public Safety &
                                        Emergency Management
                                               PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                               DENNIS KORCE
                                               VINCENT J. BONO
                                               BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                               BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
                                               JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                               Committee on Finance


       On motion of Mr. Russell, seconded by Mr. Bono, seconded by Mr. Bono and Mr. Piseck,
Resolution No. 29 of the Committee on Finance authorizing attendance at conferences for
municipal officers and employees during the year 2008 was handed up; voted on and adopted by
voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).                 Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).


                                               No. 29

RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AUTHORIZING ATTENDANCE AT
CONFERENCES FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES DURING THE
YEAR2008

                 RESOLVED, that the following county officials and employees be, and they hereby
are, authorized during the year 2008 to attend the following official and unofficial conventions and
conferences of municipal officers which this Legislature believes to be for the benefit of the County
of Herkimer, and that while in attendance at such conventions they will be reimbursed for the
expenses actually and necessarily incurred for transportation and hotel expenses and expenses
pertaining to said conventions, which amounts shall be audited, allowed and paid the same as other
claims against the County of Herkimer are paid.

ADMINISTRATOR: The Herkimer County Legislature hereby delegates the power to the
Chairman of the Legislature to authorize the County Administrator to attend conventions,
conferences and schools in accordance with Section 77-b of the General Municipal Law.

AGING, OFFICE FOR - DIRECTOR: Conferences and meetings called by the New York State
Office for Aging and Point of Entry conferences and meetings. Also, the Nutrition Services
Coordinator, Caseworker, Aging Services Assistant, WRAP Coordinator and Home Energy
Assistance Examiners to attend all conferences and training sessions to be conducted by the New
York State Office for Aging (approximately six). Nutrition Services Coordinator - meetings called by
New York State Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and the Aging Services
Dieticians ofNYS

ATTORNEY AND ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEYS: New York State Association of
Counties and New York State County Attorneys Association, Central New York Bankruptcy Bar
Association Conference.

BUDGET OFFICER AND PURCHASING AGENT: New York State Association of Counties,
Finance School, and Association of Budget Officers Meetings.

PERSONNEL OFFICER AND PERSONNEL ASSISTANT: New York State Association of
Counties, New York State Association of County Personnel and Civil Services Officers, New
York State Society for Human Resource Management.

CLERK AND DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNTY LEGISLATURE: New York State Association of
Counties, New York State Association of Clerks of County Legislative Boards.

CORONERS: (Three coroners) NYSACCME

COUNTY CLERK AND DEPUTY COUNTY CLERK: County Clerks' Association Conference,
New York State Association of Counties and County Clerks Association special meetings.
RECORDS MANAGEMENT: NY ALGRO Meetings

INFORMATION SERVICES: Data Processing Directors Conference

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DIRECTOR: NYS Annual Weights and Measures Training,
Weights and Measures Technical Training School and Semi-Annual NYS Central Group
Conference and Training.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS: New York State District
Attorneys Association. Victim Services Coordinator to attend conferences and seminars called by New
York State Crime Victims Board.

ELECTIONS, COMMISSIONERS OF THE BOARD OF: New York State Election Commissioners
Association, New York State Association of Counties, Annual Seminar of Election Commissioners.
Also, one clerk to attend the Annual Seminar on an alternating basis.

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION - DIRECTOR AND STAFF: Any meetings
called by the United States Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Labor, the New
York State Association of E.T.A. Administrators, National Association of County Officials, New
York State Association of Training and Employment Professionals, conferences State, Federal and
National for the Workforce Investment Act, and NYS Association of Counties.

YOUTH BUREAU - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Conferences and seminars called by the New
York State Office of Children and Family Services, and Association of New York State Youth
Bureaus

DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: NYS Fire Coordinators
Conference, NYS Regional Fire Administrators Conference, NYS Disaster Preparedness Conference,
NYS Emergency Management Association Conference, NYS E911 Coordinators Conference (Director
and Communications Supervisor).

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCIPAL CIVIL ENGINEER AND/OR DEPUTY
SUPERINTENDENT: New York State County Highway Superintendents Meetings and
Conferences, Statewide Conference on Local Bridges

SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER: New York State Land Surveyors Conference.

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS, HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR,
SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER: Hazardous Materials/Safety Meetings called by OSHA/Safety Officers
Association.

LEGISLATORS: New York State Association of Counties, and Towns Association, MVEDD

MENTAL HEALTH - DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND/OR ONE MEMBER:
New York State Association of Community Mental Health Boards Annual Meeting, New York
State Conference of Mental Hygiene Directors.

PLANNING BOARD (two members): Annual Planning and Zoning Seminar.

PROBATION DIRECTOR: New York State Probation Administrators Conferences, New York State
Association of Counties, New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
Conference, Training Seminars and Statewide Symposium for Probation Directors, New York
Association of Pre-trial Service Agencies Conferences/Training, New York State Division of Probation
and Correctional Alternatives, and/or New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Conferences/Training relating to PINS Adjustment Services Program, Annual Symposium on
State/Local Corrections, New York State Probation Officers Conference, American Probation & Parole
Association Training Institute/Conferences, Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law
Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN) Annual Meeting/Conference.

PROBATION SUPERVISOR (two): New York State Division of Probation and Correctional
Alternatives Conferences and Training Seminars, New York State Association of Pretrial Service
Agencies Conferences and Training, New York State Division of Probation and Correctional
Alternatives and/or New York State Office of Children and Family Services Conferences/Training
relating to PINS Adjustment Services Program, Annual Symposium on State/Local Corrections, New
York State Probation Officers Conference, American Probation & Parole Association Training
Institutes/Conferences. Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network
(MAGLOCLEN) Annual Meeting/Conference.
SENIOR PROBATION OFFICER (three) PROBATION OFFICERS (twelve): New York State
Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives Conferences and Training Seminars, Annual
Symposium on State/Local Corrections (five), New York State Probation Officers Conference (six),
American Probation & Parole Association Training Seminars/Institutes, NYS Assoc. For Pretrial
Service Agency Conferences /Training (five).

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICE - DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH OR DESIGNEE:
New York State Association of Counties Meetings/Conference, Home Care Association Annual
Conference; Director of Public Health and Director of Patient Services to attend Conferences/Meetings
called by Commissioner of Health and nine meetings per year, staff to attend NYS AIDS Task Force
Annual Meeting, Annual Early Intervention Conference, Annual Immunization Action Conference;
PCAP staff to attend New York State Perinatal Association Conference and Central New York Council
on Adolescent Pregnancy. Also, Supervising Public Health Nurse to attend the Annual Supervising
Nurse Conference

REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICE AGENCY - DIRECTOR: New York State Association of
Counties and Towns, State continuing education courses to fulfill annual requirements; New York
State Directors Association Annual Conference/meetings; New York State Assessors Association
Annual Conference;
County Assessors, Real Property Tax Specialist, Real Property Tax Aide, Senior Tax Map Technician
and Tax Map Technician and Data Collectors to attend meetings and work related seminars, training
sessions and courses. All other departmental employees in need of attending training courses, as
approved by the County Administrator. Assessor Aide to attend training session to receive certification.

SEWER DISTRICT - SECRETARY TO THE SEWER BOARD AND CHIEF SEWAGE
TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR. New York State Water Environment Association, and New
York State Association of Counties. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
District Legal Counsel to attend conferences approved by Planning and Development Committee.

SEWER BOARD CHAIRMAN: New York State Association of Counties. *

SEWER BOARD CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBERS, ATTORNEY and CHIEF SEWAGE
TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR: Attendance at Sludge Treatment/Disposal Conferences when
deemed beneficial to the District.

*In the event the Secretary to the Sewer Board, Chief Sewage Treatment Plant Operator and/or
Chairman of Sewer Board elect not to attend the New York State Association of Counties, the
following individuals at the discretion of the Sewer Board may be designated as alternatives (not to
exceed two individuals at any conference): Board Members, Attorney for Sewer District, Deputy
Secretary to Board.

SHERIFF AND UNDERSHERIFF: Law Enforcement Training Directors Association of New York
State, New York State Sheriffs' Association, Bureau of Municipal Police and New York State
 Commission of Correction. Also, as needed, employees to attend programs sponsored by: NYS Sheriffs
Association, NYS Department of Corrections, NYS County Correctional Instructors Association, NYS
Police Conferences, Training or Seminars, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Division of Criminal
Justice Services, East Coast Gang Investigators Association Conferences, National Institute of Justices,
International Association of Hostage Negotiators, NYS Association of Incarcerated Education
Programs, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation, NYS Department of Corrections, New York State County Correctional Instructors
Association, National Police Bloodhound Association, Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime
Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN) Annual Meeting/Conference, NYS Commission of
Correction, NYS DARE Officers Association, NYS Welfare Fraud Investigators, NYS Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Institute of
Corrections, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services and Office of Public Safety, National Sheriffs
Association, Black Creed Integrated Systems, NYS Association of Counties.

SOCIAL SERVICES - COMMISSIONER: New York Association of Counties, New York State Office
of Family Assistance, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, New York State
Department of Health, New York State Department of Labor, New York Public Welfare Association,
Inc. and New York State Association of Training and Employment Professionals, NYS Welfare Fraud
Investigators Association meetings. No more than eight of the following personnel are authorized to
attend anyone conference or workshop called by the New York State Department of Temporary and
Disability Assistance, and no more than five are authorized to attend anyone conference or workshop
(twice during a year) called by the New York Public Welfare Association:

        Director of Administrative Services, Director of Social Services, Head Social Welfare
Examiner, Special Assistant to Commissioner of Social Services/Staff Developer, Employment
Counselor, WMS Coordinator, Grade B Supervisor, Principal Social Welfare Examiner, Senior
Caseworker, Principal Account Clerk, Account Clerk, Resource Assistant, Employment and Training
Coordinator, Senior Social Welfare Examiner, Welfare Fraud Investigator, Social Welfare Examiner,
Caseworker, Senior Clerk, Attorneys, Secretary to the Commissioner of Social Services, Child Support
Enforcement Coordinator, Social Services Employment Coordinator, Country Manor Superintendent,
Clerk, Typist, Support Investigator, Data Entry Operator, Account Clerk Typist, Community Services
Aide, Homemakers, and Caseworker Aide. CPS Caseworker, CPS Senior Caseworker, CPS Grade B
Supervisor, HEAP Examiner and Social Services Investigator, Senior Microcomputer Operator,
Computer Operator, Managed Care Coordinator.

STOP-DWI PROGRAM COORDINATOR: STOP-DWI Coordinators meetings, New York State
Department of Motor Vehicle Conferences, and Seminars pertaining to the STOP-DWI Program.

TREASURER: County Finance School, County Treasurers Association, Government Finance
Officers Association. Also, County Property Agent, and two other designated persons to attend
New York State Association of Counties Finance School, NYSAC Annual meeting, County
Treasurers Association Annual Conference, County Treasurers Quarterly Meetings.

VETERANS' DIRECTOR AND SERVICE OFFICER: Conferences called by the New York State
Division of Veterans Affairs and Conferences called by the County Veterans' Service Officers
Association of New York State, American Legion Annual Advanced Training conducted in New York
or Indianapolis, Indiana, Management Assistance Council meetings regarding the VA medical Center At
SyracuselRome, and meetings requested by U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, Congressman Michael Acuri,
New York State Assemblyman Marc Butler and State Senator James Seward regarding Veterans Affairs
and special events regarding veterans benefits and programs that Director is invited as guest.

Dated: January 23, 2008.


                                               PATRICK E. RUSSELL


                                               DENNIS KORCE

                                               VINCENT J. BONO

                                               BRUCE WEAKLEY

                                               BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
Committee on Finance
       On motion of Mr. Russell, seconded by Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Piseck, Resolution No. 30 of the
Committee on Finance authorizing payment of dues for municipal officers and employees during the
year 2008 was handed up for discussion:

       Mr. Korce stated that each department has various amounts of money in their budgets to allow
for dues and travel expenses and they must utilize the resources within their budget to choose which
ones will be the most beneficial to attend.

         Mrs. Rose stated that she would like to see the development of a policy and procedure on
utilization of travel for a uniform policy across county government.

       The resolution was then adopted by voice vote:

       All ayes: (16).                Opposed: None.

       Absent: Hyde (1).




                                              No. 30

RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF DUES
FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES DURING THE YEAR 2008

        RESOLVED, that dues are hereby authorized to be paid for the county officers and employees in
those organizations specifically set forth below, which payments shall be audited, allowed and paid the same
as other claims against the County of Herkimer are paid:

County Officer/Employee                Association/Organization                       Amount

Director, Office for Aging           NYS Assoc. of Area Agencies                      $1,000.00
Nutrition Services Coordinator       NYS Assoc. of Nutrition &                            75.00
                                     Aging Services Programs Nat'l.
Nutrition Services Coordinator       Assoc. of Nutrition                                 200.00
                                       & Aging Services Programs
                                      Meals on Wheels Association of America              150.00
Director and Nutrition                Aging Service Dieticians of NYS                      35.00
Services Coordinator

County Attorney                           County Attorneys' Assoc. of                     411.00
                                           State of New York
Personnel Officer
                                          Society for Human Resources                     160.00
                                            Management
                                          NYS Assoc. County Personnel                     100.00
                                          & Civil Service Officer



Clerk of Legislature                      NYS Assoc. of Clerks of                          100.00
                                    Legislative Boards

County Administrator             NYS Co. Administrators Assoc.          400.00

County Clerk and Deputy CC       NYS Assoc. of County Clerks            200.00
                                 NY ALGRO (3 memberships @ $30)          90.00
County Home for Aged             Activities Assoc. District #5            20.00
                                 Mohawk Valley Activities Assoc.         10.00
Dir. of Weights & Measures       NYS Assoc. of Weights & Meas.           20.00
                             Nat'l. Bureau of Weights & Measures         75.00
                             Conference on Weights and Measures          40.00
                             Semi-Annual NYS Central Group Conference
                             & Training

Election Commissioners (2)       NYS Election Commissioners
                                    Assoc. SO/ea.                        100.00
Employment & Training Dir.          NY ATEP/NAPTEP/NASAC                3,000.00
                                        ESOYES                           150.00
                                 Herkimer County ADC                     100.00
                                Assoc. of NYS Youth Bureaus Capital
 Executive Dir. of Youth        District Youth Bureau Assoc.                   200.00
 Bureau                          Herkimer County Council for                    50.00
                                Social Concerns
                                 NYS Rural Human Services                         5.00
                                 Coalition                                       10.00
                                CRIS Program
                                                                                30.00
                                NYSACCME (3 at $100/ea.)'
                                                                               300.00
 Coroners
                                NYS County Highway
                                Supt. Association
                                                                               300.00
 Highway Superintendent         Nat'l. Society of Professional
                                Engineers
                                                                               275.00
                                NYS Safety Officers Assoc.

 Highway Maintenance                                                            75.00
 Supervisor and/or Deputy
 Superintendent (2)             NYS Assoc. of Counties
                                National Assoc. of Counties
 Legislators                                                                 6,517.00
                                NYS Mental Hygiene Directors                 1,426.00
                                     Association
 Dir. of Community Services                                                  1,845.00
                                NYS Fire Coordinators'
Director of Emergency          Assoc. (Director and Deputies) NYS
                                                                               180.00
Services                       Emergency Managers Assoc.
                               Region ill Emergency Management Assoc.
                               NYS 911 Coordinators Assoc.                     80.00
                               (Director and Communications Supervisor)        60.00
                                                                               80.00
                               NYS Council of Probation
                                 Administrators
Probation Director             American Probation and Parole                   325.00
                                 Association
                               NYS Assoc. for Pretrial Service                  50.00
                                 Agencies
                               NYS Probation Officers Assoc.                   25.00
                               Administrative Member
                               Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime     12.50
                               Law Enforcement Network.(MAGLOCLEN)
                                                                              350.00
                               NYS Probation Officers
                                 Association ($25/ea.)
Probation Supervisor (2)       NYS Pretrial Service Agencies ($25/ea.)
                                                                               50.00


                               NYS Probation Officers                           50.00
Senior Probation Officer (3)     Association ($25/ea.)
Probation Officers (to 12)
                                                                               375.00
                                  NYS Assoc. for Pretrial
Probation Officer(2) -            Service Agencies ($25/ea.)                     50.00



District Attorney                 NYS District Attorneys' Assoc.
                                  (D.A. and Assistant D.A.' s)                   320.00

Dir. of Public Health:

  Public Health                   Home Care Assoc. of NYS                       2,000.00
  Nursing Service
                                  NYS Association of                            1,147.50
                                  County Health Officials
                                  Northeast Regional Supervisors                     40.00
                                  Association of Counties
                                  Infection Control Assoc.                            20.00
                                  Assoc. of Dir.of Patient Services                   25.00
PCAP                              National Women's Health                            25.00
                                  Resource Center
                                  ASPO Lamaze                                        75.00
                                  National Health Mothers/                           35.00
                                  Healthy Babies
                                  Central NY Council on Adolescent                   60.00
                                    Pregnancy
                                  NYS Perinatal Assoc.                                40.00
Dir. of Information Services      NYS Directors of Data Processing                   50.00
                                  Association


Real Property Tax Director        New York State Assoc. of Counties
                                  NYS Assoc. of County Directors                     150.00
                                  of Real Property Tax Services
                                  Northeast Regional Directors Assoc.                 25.00
                                  NYS Seminar on Assessment Admin.                    75.00
                                  Herkimer County Assessors Assoc.
                                  NYS Assessors' Association Herkimer                 30.00
                                  County Assessors= Assoc. (5 towns)                 300.00
                                                                                       60.00

Sheriff                           NYS Sheriffs' Association                           270.00
                                  NYS Welfare Fraud Association                        60.00
                                  LETD NYS (Law Enforcement                            60.00
                                  Training Directors)
                                   NYS D.A.R.E. Officers Assoc.                       40.00
                                  NYS Co. Correctional Instructors Assoc.             40.00
                                  American Jail Association                           144.00
                                  NYS Association of Traffic Safety Boards             75.00
                                  International Association of Hostage Negotiators     25.00
                                  East Coast Gang Investigators Association            45.00
                                  NYS Association of Incarcerated Education            25.00
                                  Programs, Inc.
                                  National Assoc. of Chiefs of Police                   50.00
                                  American Safety & Health Institute                    75.00

Dept. of Social Services:         American Public Human Services Assoc.                  550.00
                                  NYS Public Welfare Assoc.                            3,550.00
                                  Long Term Care Association
                                                                                          50.00
Dir. of Administrative Services   Fiscal Administrators' Assoc.
                                                                                           25.00
                                  ofNYS Public Welfare Assoc.
Staff Development                 NYS Staff Development Assoc.
                                                                                             25.00
Supervisor - Sewer District - Plant   NYS Water Environment Federation)
Operator                              NYS Water Environment Association )total
                                                                                       360.00

STOP-DWI Coordinator                  NYS STOP-DWI Coordinators'                       900.00
                                      Association
                                      NYS Assoc. of Traffic Safety Bds.                 75.00
                                      Mohawk Valley School Resource                     20.0Q
                                      Officers Coalition

County Treasurer/                     NYS County Treasurers' and Finance               100.00
Deputy Treasurer                      Officers' Association
                                      NYS Govt. Finance Officers'                      140.00
                                              Association

Veterans' Service Officer             County Veterans Service Officers                  25.00
                                        Assoc. Of NYS, Inc.
                                      American Legion                                   25.00
                                      Vietnam Veterans of America                       20.00
                                      National County Veterans' Service Organization
                                                                                        30.00
Planning Board Chairman               NYS Planning Federation
                                                                                        235.00
and, be it further
       RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Herkimer
County Treasurer, Auditor, Budget Officer and each county officer and/or department listed
above.

Dated: January 23, 2008.
                                       PATRICK E. RUSSELL
                                       DENNIS KORCE
                                       VINCENT J. BONO
                                       BRUCE WEAKLEY
                                       BERNARD Z. PEPLINSKI, SR.
                                       JOHN J. PISECK, JR.
                                       Committee on Finance



         Mr. Smith asked if any member had any matter he or she wished to bring forward
at this time.

         Mr. Brezinski discussed committee assignments and some changes he would like
to see and to have a questionnaire to be filled out by incoming legislators as to their
experience and what committees they would like to serve on. He stated that the chairman
of a committee and the taxpayers would benefit if you have someone with knowledge to
fit into a committee. He stated his suggestion that the county should be run more as a
business and to have people with the background and knowledge who become a legislator
to fit into the appropriate committee. He added that he felt this would make it easier to
work together and that it should be looked into the next time around to come with a
questionnaire as to what a legislator’s experience is to fit them into the committees.

       Mr. Russell stated that as Majority Leader he does contact members to see what
experience they have in regard to the committees and he shares that information with the
Chairman.

         Mrs. Rose stated that the Chairman makes the selection of the committees and
that at least one democrat has been put on each committee. She stated that many of the
new members will be attending the various committee meetings as a learning process.

        Chairman Smith explained how he made his selection of committee assignments
and that the number of members and makeup of certain committees come under the Rules
of the Legislature.

        Chairman Smith stated that as incoming Chairman of the Herkimer County
Legislature, he has also been named Chairman of the Governmental Policy and Liaison
Committee and the Intercounty Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks. He explained
the GP&L Committee is a joint group with Oneida County and they meet approximately
four times a year to discuss infrastructure, transportation, health and other issues between
the two counties. He stated that last Thursday, he, Sally and Jim attended the Intercounty
Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks meeting in Fort Edward where he was elected
Chairman of that group for 2008. This is a group of 11 counties that represent upstate
New York, the Adirondacks from the Mohawk River to the Canadian Border. He stated
he was honored to be the Chairman of these two other organizations as well.

       At 9:10 p.m., on motion of Mr. Manno, seconded by Mr. Bono, the Legislature
adjourned to Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

								
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