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What the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators did


March 4, 2013. Alex A. MacKinnon, R-Fowler; Stephen M. Putman, D-Canton, and Scott M. Sutherland, R-Pierrepont, were absent.

Modified the 2013 Sheriff’s Office budget for equitable sharing funds.

Modified the 2012 Sheriff’s Office budget for various related expenses for the correctional division.

Modified the 2013 Sheriff’s Office budget to accept funding from the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Agency.

Authorized the chairman to sign contracts requesting grant extensions for poll worker training/voter education and HHS 2009 federal accessibility funds.

Authorized the chairman to sign a memorandum of understanding and document for shared geographic information system services project for a 2011-2012 local government efficiency grant.

Established appropriation and revenue accounts within the St. Lawrence County budget for a Community Development Block Grant award for direct homeownership assistance.

Directed the Department of Governmental Services to issue a request for proposals for an energy performance contract.

Authorized the Department of Governmental Services to abolish a building electrical maintenance position and create an electrician position.

Authorized the chair to sign an agreement between the state Department of Taxation & Finance and the county regarding the acceptance of a one-part, bar coded real property transfer form and the electronic transmission of real property data.

Adopted rules of procedure, as amended.

Authorized the Public Health Department to accept a cola to the Children with Special Health Care Needs grant contract.

Authorized the Public Health Department to accept a cola to the Immunization Action grant contract.

Authorized the Public Health Department to accept a cola to the Integrated Cancer Services program grant contract.

Authorized the chairman to sign a rabies grant contract between the Public Health Department and the state Department of Health.

Modified the fees for indigent burials through the Department of Social Services.

Authorized the chairman to sign a contract with the Childcare Council for legally exempt enrollment services and modified the 2013 Social Services budget.

Opposed a number of provisions enacted under the NY SAFE Act and the manner is which it was enacted.

Authorized the chairman to award and sign contracts for County Route 27 bridge over Middle Branch of Grasse River, town of Clare.

Approved standard federal aid highway and Marchiselli aid project agreement for preliminary engineering of Fullerville Road over West Branch of the Oswegatchie River.

Abandoned sections of County Route 41, town of Louisville.

Amended resolution no. 227-2001, real property information on the Internet and authorized the chairman to sign documents to continue the service.

Supported Senate Bill no. S2026-2013 to amend the lien law in relation to filing of false and fictitious liens against police officers and public officials.

Encouraged support for the Harvest NY Initiative through Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Authorized the chairman to sign a contract with the St. Lawrence County Bar Association for assigned counsel representation and modified the 2013 indigent defense budget.

Approved the amendment to the agreement between the county and the city of Ogdensburg in relation to the allocation and distribution of money collected from the sales and compensating use taxes imposed pursuant to Articles 28 and 29 of the Tax Law and authorized the chairman to sign the amended agreement.

Authorized the creation of a position of supervisor of dispatcher operations in the Emergency Services Department and modified the 2013 Emergency Services budget.

Accepted a Brownfields Opportunity Areas Program grant, authorized the chairman to sign documentation and established appropriation and revenue accounts within the county budget.

Authorized a 2012-2013 Local Government Efficiency Grant application for the study of consolidated dispatch services.

Authorized 2013 St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency and Community Development & Environmental Improvement Fund application for the multi-use recreational trail system.

Appointed Julianne Sciorra, Ogdensburg, to the EMS Advisory Board.

Appointed Phillip H. Bryant, Star Lake, and Daniel B. Seaman, Canton, to the county Planning Board.

Reappointed Andrew Soutar, Massena, and Bob Zimmerman, Canton, to the Environmental Management Council.

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