ACTION SUMMARY
Expanded Budget and Fiscal Policy Committee
October 11, 2000
5 p.m.
Board Chambers

Present: T. Joseph, S. Davis, M. Lane, D. Kiefer, N. Schuler, D. Winch, S. Stein, P. Penniman, G. Totman, T. Todd, F. Proto
 
 

Mr. Joseph called the meeting to order at 5 p.m.

Ms. Mink arrived at 5:03 p.m. 12 members present.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (cont’d)

Mr. Koplinka-Loehr arrived at 5:10 p.m. 13 member present.

Criminal Justice

It was MOVED by Mr. Stein, seconded by Mr. Proto, to amend OTR line 151 – CISnet – funding scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2001, in the amount of $141,130 to one-time funding with the stipulation that an analysis of the long-term needs of the program will be done prior to the 2002 budget. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 10 (Davis, Kiefer, Lane, Mink, Penniman, Proto, Stein, Todd, Totman, and Winch), Noes – 3 (Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, and Schuler). MOTION CARRIED.

At the request of Mr. Penniman, Ms. Lienthall will provide a list of the JISP (Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program) goals.

It was noted that a vote in favor of the Committee’s recommendations and the ATI pool is not a vote in support of any specific program. The following programs are not in the pool: Family Drug Court, Felony Drug Court, Criminal Justice Center, Enhanced Mediation Services, and the Early Prevention Program. Programs included in the pool will need to request these funds be released from the Contingent Fund via the program and budget committees.

A voice vote on the recommendations of the Public Safety Committee recommendations as amended resulted as follows: Ayes – 10 (Davis, Joseph, Kiefer, Lane, Mink, Penniman, Schuler, Stein, Totman, and Winch); Noes – 3 (Todd, Koplinka-Loehr, and Proto). MOTION CARRIED.

ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Committee’s recommendations in the amount of $573,868 were MOVED by Mr. Stein and seconded by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr.

Ms. Blanchard arrived at 6:08 p.m. 14 members present.

Tompkins County Public Library

It was MOVED by Mr. Stein, seconded by Ms. Davis, to amend OTR line 13 – Support Services – operational costs of new Library to add $34,125 back into the target budget. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 7 (Davis, Kiefer, Lane, Mink, Proto, Schuler, and Stein); Noes – 7 (Blanchard, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Penniman, Todd, Totman, and Winch). MOTION FAILED.

It was MOVED by Mr. Proto, seconded by Mr. Stein, to amend OTR line 15 – Personnel – 7.5 FTEs – New Library, to add the position of Reading Center Coordinator back in the target budget in the amount of $34,808.

Mrs. Schuler left at 6:58 p.m. 13 members present.

A voice vote on the amendment resulted as follows: Ayes – 6 (Davis, Kiefer, Lane, Mink, Proto, and Stein); Noes – 7 (Blanchard, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Penniman Todd, Totman, and Winch). MOTION FAILED.

It was MOVED by Mr. Stein, seconded by Ms. Davis, to amend OTR line 15 – Personnel – 7.5 FTEs – New Library, to add the position of Program Manager back into the budget. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 4 (Davis, Mink, Proto, Stein); Noes – 9 (Blanchard, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Penniman, Todd, Totman, and Winch). MOTION FAILED.

It was MOVED by Ms. Kiefer, seconded by Mr. Proto, to amend OTR line 15 – Personnel – 7.5 FTEs – New Library, to add a position of .5 FTE – Reading Center Coordinator, back into the budget. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 6 (Davis, Kiefer, Lane, Mink, Proto, and Stein); Noes – 7 (Blanchard, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Penniman, Todd, Totman, and Winch); MOTION FAILED.

It was MOVED by Ms. Davis, seconded by Mr. Proto, to amend OTR line 16 – Library materials – and restore the funding request of $82,000 as permanent funding. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 4 (Davis, Kiefer, Proto, and Stein); Noes – 8 (Blanchard, Joseph, Lane, Koplinka-Loehr, Mink, Todd, Totman, and Winch); Temporarily out of the room – 1 (Penniman). MOTION FAILED.

Workforce Development

It was MOVED by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, seconded by Mr. Lane, to amend OTR line 17 – Operational Costs, by placing $41,000 in the Contingent Fund. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 8 (Blanchard, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Penniman, Todd, Totman, and Winch); Noes – 4 (Davis, Joseph, Mink, and Stein); Temporarily out of the room – 1 (Proto). MOTION CARRIED.

TCAD

It was MOVED by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, seconded by Mr. Todd, to decrease OTR line 18 – Increase in Economic Development Planner Salary, to a cost of living increase totaling $2,021. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 3 (Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, and Todd); Noes – 10 (Blanchard, Davis, Joseph, Lane, Mink, Penniman, Proto, Stein, Totman, and Winch). MOTION FAILED.

A voice vote on the recommendations of the Economic and Workforce Development Committee as amended resulted as follows: Ayes – 10 (Blanchard, Davis, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Mink, Penniman, Proto, Stein, and Totman); Noes – 3 (Kiefer, Todd, and Winch). MOTION CARRIED.

Mr. Todd left at 7:48 p.m. 12 members present.

Recess

Mr. Joseph declared recess from 7:48 p.m. to 7:58 p.m.

PLANNING AND INTERMUNICIPAL COORDINTION COMMITTEE

It was MOVED by Mr. Lane, seconded by Ms. Mink to approve the Committee’s recommendation in the amount of $252,728.

Cooperative Extension

It was MOVED by Mr. Stein, seconded by Ms. Blanchard, to amend OTR line 2 – Resource Development, to delete the request for $17,250. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 4 (Blanchard, Penniman, Proto, and Stein); Noes – 8 (Davis, Joseph, Kiefer, Lane, Koplinka-Loehr, Mink, Totman, and Winch). MOTION FAILED.

It was MOVED by Mr. Stein, seconded by Mr. Lane, to amend OTR line 3 - Capital Improvements, to delete the Committee’s recommendation of $15,000. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 6 (Blanchard, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Penniman, and Stein); Noes – 6 (Davis, Kiefer, Proto, Mink, Totman, and Winch). MOTION FAILED.

It was MOVED by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, seconded by Mr. Lane, to change OTR line 3 – Capital Improvements, to $5,000 set aside in the Contingent Fund for one-time. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 8 (Blanchard, Davis, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Mink, Penniman, Stein); Noes – 4 (Kiefer, Proto, Totman, and Winch). MOTION CARRIED.

Planning Department

It was MOVED by Ms. Kiefer, seconded by Mr. Stein, to amend OTR line 155 – Maintenance of Effort, to one-time funding in the amount of $9,000. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 7 (Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, Penniman, Proto, Stein, and Winch); Noes – 5 (Blanchard, Davis, Lane, Mink, and Totman). MOTION CARRIED.

It was MOVED by Mr. Proto, seconded by Mr. Winch, to amend OTR line 157 – Purchase of Development Rights to from the Committee’s recommendation of $25,000 to $10,000. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 6 (Blanchard, Lane, Penniman, Proto, Totman, and Winch); Noes – 6 (Davis, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, Mink, and Stein). MOTION FAILED.

It was MOVED by Ms. Blanchard, seconded by Mr. Stein, to amend OTR line 156 – Aquifer Study from the committee’s recommendation of $50,000 for two years, to one-time funding in the amount of $10,000 for the purpose of developing a work program for this study and a timeline for its completion.

A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 9 (Blanchard, Davis, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Penniman, Proto, Stein, and Totman); Noes – 3 (Kiefer, Mink, and Winch). MOTION CARRIED.

It was MOVED by Mr. Proto to amend OTR line 150 – Intern Funding, to delete the Committee’s recommendation of $2,800. MOTION FAILED DUE TO LACK OF A SECOND.

Soil and Water Conservation

It was MOVED by Mr. Joseph, seconded by Ms. Mink, to amend line 172 – Program Stabilization from the Committee’s recommendation of $12,500, to a cost of living, three-percent increase of $2,665. A voice vote resulted as follows: Ayes – 6 (Davis, Joseph, Kiefer, Mink, Penniman, and Stein); Noes – 6 (Blanchard, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Proto, Totman, and Winch). MOTION FAILED.

A voice vote on the Committee’s recommendations as amended resulted as follows: Ayes – 9 (Blanchard, Davis, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Mink, Penniman, Stein, Totman); Noes – 3 (Kiefer, Proto, and Winch). MOTION CARRIED.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

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