ACTION SUMMARY
Expanded Budget Committee
October 24, 2002
6:30 p.m.
Board Chambers


Present:  D. Booth, K. Herrera, T. Joseph, D. Kiefer, M. Koplinka-Loehr, M. Lane, L. McBean, P.
Penniman, F. Proto, N. Schuler, T. Todd, G. Totman, D. Winch, B. Blanchard (arrived at 7:58 p.m.)

Called to Order

 Mr. Penniman called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. (13 members present)

Action Summary Minutes

 Ms. Kiefer asked if the action summaries were going to be considered.  Following a brief discussion, it was consensus of the Committee to have the Chair of the Board and Chair of the Budget and Capital Committee review the summary minutes and bring forward only the changes that require Committee approval.

Sales Tax Revenue

 It was MOVED by Mr. Proto, seconded by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, and unanimously adopted by a vote of a show of hands, to increase the sales tax revenue estimate from $21,400,000 to $21,800,000, an increase of $400,000.  MOTION CARRIED.

 It was MOVED by Mr. Joseph, seconded by Mr. Booth, to initiate the reinstatement of sales tax on clothing and footwear by increasing the sales tax revenue estimate an additional $500,000.  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 10 (Booth, Herrera, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, McBean, Penniman, Proto, Schuler, and Todd); Noes - 3 (Lane, Totman, and Winch).  MOTION CARRIED.

Rollover

 It was MOVED by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, seconded by Ms. McBean, to return $87,074 of rollover "give-backs" as proposed by departments to the General Fund.  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 11; Noes - 2 (Kiefer and Totman).  MOTION CARRIED.

 It was MOVED by Mrs. Schuler, seconded by Mr. Booth, to place $127,929 certified rollover for the Sheriff's Department in the General Fund.  Ayes - 12, Noes - 1 (Kiefer).  MOTION CARRIED.

REVISITS

Cornell Cooperative Extension

 It was MOVED by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, seconded by Mr. Booth, to reduce Over Target Request No. 138 - Maintain Services, from $117,716 to $100,000.  Ayes - 5 (Booth, Herrera, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, and Todd); Noes - 8 (Joseph, Kiefer, McBean, Penniman, Proto, Schuler, Totman, and Winch).  MOTION FAILED.

Public Health Department

 It was MOVED by Mrs. Schuler, seconded by Mr. Booth, to approve a $17,855 one-time expenditure using rollover funds for a half-time Sanitarian position.  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 12, Noes - 1 (Totman).  MOTION CARRIED.
Human Rights

 It was MOVED by Mr. Proto, seconded by Mr. Totman, to reduce Over Target Request No. 167 - Maintain Effort - Salary and Fringe, Sr. Paralegal, from $32,451 to zero.  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 5 (Booth, Proto, Todd, Totman, and Winch); Noes - 8 (Herrera, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, McBean, Penniman, and Schuler).  MOTION FAILED.

 It was MOVED by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, seconded by Ms. Herrera, to return $28,897 anticipated rollover to the General Fund, and approve $8,762 for fringes for a Sr. Paralegal position (Over Target Request Nos. 168 and 171).  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 8 (Herrera, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, McBean, Penniman, and Schuler); Noes - 5 (Booth, Proto, Todd, Totman, and Winch).  MOTION CARRIED.

 Ms. Blanchard arrived at 7:58 p.m. (14 members present)

Human Services Coalition

 Ms. Dill distributed copies of a chart and highlights of effects of additional cuts to basic subsistence programs as requested by the Expanded Budget Committee.  Following a brief discussion, it was the consensus of the Committee to not recommend any further cuts and accept the recommendations as approved at previous expanded budget committee meetings.

 Mr. Booth noted for the record that the portion in the document distributed labeled "City funding" is the agreement between the City and County.

Sheriff

It was MOVED by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, seconded by Ms. Herrera, to reduce Over Target Request No. 120 - Maintain Effort - Salaries and Fringe, from $551,772 to $485,000 the County Administrator's recommendation.  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 6 (Booth, Herrera, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, and Penniman); Noes - 8 (Blanchard, Lane, McBean, Proto, Schuler, Todd, Totman, and Winch).  MOTION FAILED.

 It was MOVED by Mr. Winch, seconded by Ms. McBean, to reduce Over Target Request No. 121 - Maintain Effort - Vehicles, from $50,000 to zero.  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 5 (Herrera, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, McBean, and Winch); Noes - 9 (Blanchard, Booth, Joseph, Kiefer, Penniman, Proto, Schuler, Todd, and Totman).  MOTION FAILED.

 It was MOVED by Ms. Kiefer, seconded by Mr. Koplinka-Loehr, to reduce Over Target Request No. 120 - Maintain Effort - Salaries and Fringe, from $551,772 to $485,000 as target and fund remaining amount with one-time funding of $66,772 (rollover).  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 5 (Herrera, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, and McBean); Noes - 9 (Blanchard, Booth, Lane, Penniman, Proto, Schuler, Todd, Totman, and Winch).  MOTION FAILED.

 Mr. Proto stated for the record that the above motion was the second time it was visited and failed.

Capital Program - Public Safety Building Renovation

 It was MOVED by Ms. Blanchard, seconded by Mr. Proto, to reduce the Committee's recommendation for the Public Safety Building Renovation of $15,000,000 to $5,000,000.  A vote by a show of hands resulted as follows:  Ayes - 10 (Blanchard, Booth, Herrera, Joseph, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, Schuler, Todd, Totman, and Winch); Noes - 4 (Kiefer, McBean, Penniman, and Proto).  MOTION CARRIED.

District Attorney

 It was MOVED by Mrs. Schuler, seconded by Mr. Proto, to increase Over Target Request No. 85 - Maintain Effort - Funding Request for three positions, from $177,692 to $205,000.  A voice vote resulted as follows:  Ayes - 5 (Blanchard, Proto, Schuler, Totman, and Winch); Noes - 9 (Booth, Herrera, Joseph, Kiefer, Koplinka-Loehr, Lane, McBean, Penniman, and Todd).  MOTION FAILED.

 Ms. Kiefer again requested financial information from the Sheriff on the new capital jail transition program.  Mr. Meskill asked that this request be sent to him via email.

Adjournment

 The meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
 

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