November 26, 2018
Committee Members Present: P. Stockin, D. Fanton, P. Curran, D. Decker, S. Havey, D. Healy, J. Hopkins, D. Root, C. Crandall
Others Present: L. Ballengee, G. Barnes, T. Boyde, J. Budinger, W. Dibble, J. DiPasquale, K. Dirlam, K. Francisco, K. Graves, L. Gridley, B. Harris, J. Henry, K. Hooker, G. James, C. Kelly, C. Knapp, J. Ricci, B. Riehle, T. Ross, T. Shaw, M. Washer
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Ways & Means Committee Chairman Philip Stockin.
Approval of Minutes
The November 13, 2018, Ways & Means Committee minutes were approved on a motion made by Legislator Fanton, seconded by Legislator Curran, and carried.
Approval of Audit
Committee members reviewed the November 26, 2018, audit of claims in the amount of $4,692,390 (including prepaid bills). A motion was made by Legislator Healy, seconded by Legislator Decker, and carried to forward the audit to the full Board for approval of payment.
County Attorney Carissa Knapp requested permission to grant a temporary easement for a County owned property in the Town of Wellsville. Ms. Knapp stated there is a culvert that needs to be taken care of, and the Wellsville Department of Public Works has indicated they will address it for us. Ms. Knapp noted that the easement will run from November 15, 2018, through May 15, 2019. This request was approved on a motion made by Legislator Fanton, seconded by Legislator Havey, and carried.
REFERRALS FROM OTHER COMMITTEES
Human Services Committee
Request to Fill Physician Assistant Position
Public Health Director Lori Ballengee requested permission to fill one full-time Physician Assistant (Section IV Salary Plan). This position is imperative for the continued operation of the Title 10 Family Planning Program. The Physician Assistant will perform physical examinations as well as diagnose and treat various medical conditions. This position generates revenue for the County through the billing of Medicaid, Medicare, private pay, and third party insurances in the Family Planning Clinic and through providing physicals. The annual salary of this position is estimated between $85,000 and $89,000 with benefits estimated between $40,349 and $42,248. This position will function under the supervision of the Health Department Medical Director, and is funded 100 percent with State funds. The filling of this position is contingent on the adoption of the resolution to create the position that is being considered at the November 26 Board meeting.
A motion was made by Legislator Fanton, seconded by Legislator Hopkins, and carried to enter into attorney/client session at 1:06 p.m. Immediately following discussion at 1:25 p.m., a motion was made by Legislator Root, seconded by Legislator Fanton, and carried to end the attorney/client session and return to the regular meeting.
Approval to Fill Physician Assistant Position
A motion was made by Legislator Hopkins, seconded by Legislator Root, and carried to fill one full-time Physician Assistant (Section IV Salary Plan) position. Notify Human Resources
Public Works Committee
Request to Fill Heavy Equipment Mechanic Position
Public Works Deputy Superintendent II Justin Henry is requesting to fill one full-time Heavy Equipment Mechanic (AFSCME, Grade 14). This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment used in the operation of the County Transfer Station System in a number of locations. Work is performed on variety of electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical components. The annual salary of this position is $36,378.13 with benefits estimated at $17,268.70. This position is funded 100 percent with County dollars. The filling of this position is contingent on the adoption of the resolution to create the position that is being considered at the November 26 Board meeting. Legislator Decker asked if there was a position being abolished along with the creation of this new position. Mr. Henry stated, yes, they are abolishing the Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic position. This request was approved on a motion made by Legislator Fanton, seconded by Legislator Healy, and carried. Notify Human Resources
Good of the Order
Majority Leader Dwight "Mike" Healy announced a caucus in Room 220 at 1:30 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 1:27 p.m. following a motion by Legislator Fanton, seconded by Legislator Decker, and carried.
Meghan Washer, Confidential Secretary to Clerk of the Board
Allegany County Board of Legislators