Resolution No. 343

Authorizing The Ulster County Executive To Enter An Agreement To Accept A Grant From The Center For Tech And Civic Life For Safe And Secure Election Administration And Amending The 2020 Adopted Budget – Ulster County Board Of Elections

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Referred to: The Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee (Chairwoman Bartels and Legislators Gavaris, Heppner, Roberts, and Ronk), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Bartels, Gavaris, Haynes, Maio, Ronk, and Walter)

 

Chairwoman of the Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee, Tracey A. Bartels, and Deputy Chair Kevin Roberts offer the following:

 

WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted at the request of the Ulster County Board of Elections; and

 

WHEREAS, the Center For Tech And Civic Life concluded an assessment of the Ulster County Board of Elections and identified areas of potential improvements when providing voters with the safe administration of election responsibilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Board of Elections will be required to protect the integrity of the election process, causing the Board of Election to incur additional expenses; and

 

WHEREAS, the Center For Tech And Civic Life is providing a new stream of funding through its COVID-19 Response Grant in the amount of $112,872 to address such needs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Board of Elections was notified on September 9th of the existence of this grant opportunity and has subsequently participated in several meetings with partners in the State and County in order to access these funds; and

 

WHEREAS, the term for the COVID-19 Response Grant program is for services purchased between September 22, 2020 through December 31, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, if the County’s application is approved, the funds will be used to reimburse the County for COVID-19 Response Grant expenditures incurred by the Ulster County Board of Elections to implement, ensure, and expand on a safe and efficient voting experience; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Election Commissioners request that the Ulster County Executive be authorized to execute the COVID-19 Response Grant agreement and required assurances, and any amendments thereto; now, therefore, be it

 

 

 

RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Executive is hereby authorized to execute a grant agreement and required assurances, and any amendments thereto, with the Center for Tech And Civic Life to obtain COVID-19 Response Grant program funds, for the term beginning September 22, 2020 through December 31, 2020 in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further

 

RESOLVED, that the 2020 Ulster County Budget be amended as follows:

 

                                                            INCREASE                                       AMOUNT

 

AA-1450-1176-4000-4045             Safety Supplies                                 $ 112,872.00

(App.#)

 

AA-1450-1176-3200-2210            General Services – Other                $ 112,872.00

(Rev. #)

 

and move its adoption.

 

 

ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 

AYES:                        NOES:    

 

     

Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on _____________.

 

Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _______________.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

$112,872.00 –ADDITIONAL 2020 APPROPRIATION DOLLARS

$112,872.00 –ADDITIONAL 2020 REVENUE DOLLARS

 

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Updated: October 1, 2020

Votes on this Resolution

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 343
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