|BOARD DISCUSSION PREVIEWS BUDGET WOES
The Board listened to comments from County Administrator Whicher warning
that dwindling state funds may have a serious effect on the Tompkins County
budget for the coming years. On Friday, the Expanded Budget Committee meets
to firm up proposals for capital expenditures and use of the County’s contingency
fund in 2002. The 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting this Friday is the first of
eight scheduled in October to discuss and vote on a Proposed Budget for
2002. Any Board member who is present automatically becomes a voting member
of the Budget Committee. Contact: Steve Whicher, County Administrator,
COUNTY APPROVES FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION
The Board unanimously approved stopgap funding for the County’s Domestic
Violence Prevention program through the end of this year. The measure moves
$36,863 from the Alternatives to Incarceration contingency pool to cover
salary and program expenses. A national Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
grant has been discontinued, leaving the local program without support.
Contact: Tim Joseph, Chair, Budget Committee, 277-2519.
CHAIR APPOINTS ARCHIVE COMMITTEE
Chair Mink appointed an Archive Committee that will be chaired by Representative
Stein to pursue the concept of a Records Archive and Research Center.
The Committee's objectives include:
Contact: Stuart Stein, Archive Committee Chair, 273-3500.
Who are the participants/benefactors of the Center?
What entities would be housed in the Center?
What revenues are available on an annual basis?
What revenues are available for start-up?
Who would operate the center?
What technology would be required?
What items would be housed at the Center?
BOARD SUPPORTS WINDOWS OF HOPE FAMILY RELIEF FUND HOSTED BY STATLER
The Board unanimously approved a resolution in support of a fund raising
event being hosted by the Statler Hotel at Cornell University. A
special dinner on October 14, 2001 will help the Windows of Hope Family
Relief Fund to assist the families of the food service employees of "Windows
on the World" and other restaurants. The entire event will be staffed
with Statler Hotel employees and students volunteering their time.
All the food, wines, flowers, table linens, etc., will be donated.
Many chefs from Ithaca and Tompkins County have agreed to participate and
donate their time. Contact: Representative Stuart Stein, 273-3500.
Board of Representatives