Joint Meeting
COMCAP and  Budget and Capital Committee
August 6, 2002
4  p.m.
Scott Heyman Conference Room

Present:  B. Blanchard, G. Totman (COMCAP); P. Penniman, M. Robertson, R. Booth, L. McBean, T. Todd (members of both committees)

 It was MOVED by Mr. Totman, seconded by Ms. Robertson, and unanimously adopted by voice vote by members of the COMPCAP Committee to approve the resolution below.

 It was MOVED by Mr. Booth, seconded by Ms. Robertson, and unanimously adopted by voice vote by members of the Budget and Capital Committee to approve the resolution below.

RESOLUTION NO. 192 - AMENDMENT TO THE 2002 CAPITAL PROGRAM – NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RELOCATION

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 305 dated December 19, 2000, established the County’s interest in effecting the relocation of the New York State Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility from its present location on the waterfront to a more appropriate site thereby freeing the lakefront property for uses that would be enhanced by a waterfront location, and
WHEREAS, County staff, Tompkins County Area Development staff, and municipal leaders have worked for many months to identify a location that would meet the needs of New York State Department of Transportation and the host municipality, and
WHEREAS, the Town of Dryden has identified a site north of the Village of Dryden that is acceptable to all parties and can conveniently be served by public utilities, and
WHEREAS,  Senator James Seward has secured $3.0 million in the 2002-2003 State Budget to support this project supplemented by New York State Department of Transportation funds of approximately $700,000, with possible additional funding anticipated from the sale or lease of the existing property on Third Street, and
WHEREAS, it will be the County’s responsibility to effect the development of a site and facility to meet Department of Transportation requirements, and
WHEREAS, the City of Ithaca has entered into a general agreement with the National Development Council (NDC) with regional offices in New York City and Binghamton enabling the County to utilize consulting services offered by the NDC to refine the scope and budget for this project, now therefore be it
RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Communications Capital Projects and Budget and Capital Committees, That the 2002 Capital Program be amended to reflect the New York State Department of Transportation Relocation Project, and
RESOLVED, further, That the County Attorney is authorized to pursue and secure an option on the identified property north of the Village of Dryden and to work with County Planning staff, Tompkins County Area Development staff, City representatives, and NDC to refine this project and develop a definitive budget for inclusion in the 2003 capital program,
RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be authorized and directed to make the following budget adjustment for 2002 enabling the County to meet consulting and design expenses, and any expenses needed for appraisals or options with up to a maximum of $50,000 to be expended in 2002, subject to full reimbursement by the State of New York:

APPROPRIATION: Capital – NYS DOT Project   $ 3,700,000
REVENUE:  New York State Senate    $3,000,000      NYS Department of Transportation  $   700,000
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II- 20

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