Resolution No. 174.2

Requesting Transfer From Contingent Account Pursuant To Budget Amendment No. 15 of 2015 – Appropriating Funds To The AWARENESS Program – Amending The 2016 Ulster County Budget

Resolution Information

Resolution No. 174.1



Referred to: The Public Health and Social Services Committee (Chairman Lopez and

Legislators Allen, Belfiglio, Heppner, and Roberts), and The Ways and Means

Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs,

Maio, and Maloney)

Legislators Carl Belfiglio and Mary Wawro offer the following:

WHEREAS, for almost a decade, AWARENESS, via adolescents speaking to

and educating offenders between the ages of 16 and 21 years old, has provided a

program in relationship with the legal system that insures accountability on many

levels; and

WHEREAS, the youth who have participated in the AWARENESS program

identify that the use of peers their own age to deliver the program is one of the most

effective tools of the program; and

WHEREAS, this teen run program supervised by a Licensed Mental Health

Counselor (LMHC) has proven to be an effective way to help adolescents overcome

addiction in a time when substance abuse has reached a crisis level in our Country,

State and County; and

WHEREAS, the Legislature appropriated $10,000.00 to the AWARENESS

program in the 2015 Ulster County Budget to help offset program expenses; and

WHEREAS, a key component of the program is keeping recovered peers

working with new participants; and

WHEREAS, these peers need compensation so they can afford time to help

others cross the bridge to sobriety; and

WHEREAS, the appropriation request for the 2016 Ulster County Budget was

$20,000.00 to incorporate salaries in order to be eligible for other funding that

requires a salary match; and

WHEREAS, the salaries would go to youth over the age of 18 to help organize

and instruct weekly groups as well as an advisor to oversee them; and




WHEREAS, on December 9, 2015 the Ulster County Legislature approved

budget amendment No. 15 delegating $10,000.00 in contingency funding in the 2016

Ulster County Budget to the AWARENESS Program to be disbursed pending resolve

of an outstanding issue with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance

Abuse Services (OASAS); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the letter dated March 11, 2016, AWARENESS is

now an OASAS-approved Alcohol Awareness Program; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature desires to move forward with

disbursement of the funds earmarked in contingency for the AWARENESS program,

as well as an additional $10,000.00 to cover new administrative costs, increased

expenses and incorporation of salaries; and

WHEREAS, this funding will be applied to the AWARENESS Program for

the 2016 fiscal year; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the 2016 Ulster County Budget is hereby amended as




AA.1990.1331-4600.4660 Contingent Account $20,000.00

(App. #)


AA. 8989.3700-4600.4660 Other Home and $20,000.00

(App. #) Community Services

and, be it further

 RESOLVED, the Commissioner of Finance is hereby authorized to make any

and all budget adjustments necessary to transfer and appropriate the funds from

contingency into the appropriate budget lines as indicated above; and, be it further 




RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby

authorized to execute an agreement in the amount of $20,000.00 with the

AWARENESS Program, to provide, the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster

County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the Legislative Counsel in

consultation with the County Attorney,


and moves its adoption.


AYES: 19 NOES: 3

(Noes: Legislators Briggs, Gerentine, and Ronk)

(Absent: Legislator Maio)



Passed Committee: Public Health and Social Services as amended on April 4, 2016

Postponed in Committee: Ways and Means on April 19, 2016

Defeated in Committee: Ways and Means on May 10, 2016

Petition to Discharge successfully executed.









I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is

the original resolution adopted by the Ulster County Legislature on the 21st Day of June in the year Two Thousand and

Sixteen, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 22nd Day of June

in the year Two Thousand and Sixteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

23rd Day of June, 2016. 27th Day of June, 2016.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella |s| Michael P. Hein

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Michael P. Hein, County Executive

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: January 23, 2019