NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF LOCAL LAW SUBJECT
TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting held on the 19th day of November, 2019, the Ulster County Legislature adopted a resolution adopting a local law, which was deemed duly adopted by the County Executive on the 12th day of December, 2019. Said local law, published herewith, is subject to a permissive referendum pursuant to Section 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law and Section 101 of NY County Law. Annual salary so identified shall become effective unless by no later than January 27, 2020 a petition signed by the required number of qualified electors of the County of Ulster is received in the Office of the Clerk of the Legislature, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12402, protesting such local law and requesting a referendum thereupon.
DATED: December 19, 2019 Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk
Kingston, New York Ulster County Legislature
Resolution No. 445 November 19, 2019
Adopting Proposed Local Law No. 6 Of 2019, A Local Law Increasing The Salary And Hours Of The Commissioner Of Social Services
Referred to: The Public Health and Social Services Committee (Chairman Lopez and Legislators Collins, Nolan, Petit, and Wawro), The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Donaldson, Gerentine, Maio, Joseph Maloney, Petit, and Ronk), and The Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee (Chairman Donaldson and Legislators Archer, Heppner, Roberts, and Ronk)
Chairman of the Public Health and Social Services Committee, Craig V. Lopez, and Deputy Chair Kathy Nolan offer the following:
WHEREAS, Resolution No. 355 dated August 20, 2019, set the date for the Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law No. 6 of 2019 (A Local Law Increasing The Salary And Hours Of The Commissioner Of Social Services), to be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:10 PM in the Legislative Chambers, Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York; and
WHEREAS, said Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:10 PM in the Legislative Chambers, Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York; and
WHEREAS, said Public Hearing was advertised in the official newspapers of the County of Ulster, and posted on the signboard maintained by the Clerk of the Legislature situated in the Ulster County Office Building; and
WHEREAS, all parties in attendance were permitted an opportunity to speak on behalf of or in opposition to the Proposed Local Law; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that herein, Proposed Local Law No. 6 of 2019 is hereby adopted by the Ulster County Legislature, and, pending the approval of the County Executive, will be assigned a local law number consecutive to the last local law adopted and approved in 2019;
Proposed Local Law Number 6 Of 2019
County Of Ulster
A Local Law Increasing The Salary And Hours Of The Commissioner Of Social Services
BE IT ENACTED, by the County Legislature of the County of Ulster as follows:
SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND FINDINGS.
The Ulster County Legislature finds and determines that the Commissioner of Social Services is responsible for overseeing the Department of Social Services and ensuring that the Department adequately and efficiently assesses, plans for, and provides appropriate services to families and individuals in need.
The Ulster County Legislature further finds and determines that the Commissioner of Social Services is responsible for overseeing all units of the Department of Social Services including, but not limited to, Anti-Fraud Waste and Abuse, Child Support Enforcement, Children and Family Services, Coordinates Children’s Services, Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs, Food Stamps Programs, Safe Harbour Program, Temporary Assistance, and the Inter-Agency Council on Domestic Violence.
The Ulster County Legislature further finds that while performing his duties and responsibilities as the Commissioner of Social Services, the Commissioner dedicates more time than the standard thirty-five hour work week, and as such it is necessary and appropriate to increase the amount of hours worked per week from thirty-five (35) to forty (40).
The Ulster County Legislature further finds that an increase in the amount of hours worked per week results in a necessary increase in salary.
The Ulster County Legislature further finds and determines that pursuant to N.Y. County Law §201 the salaries of County Officers serving for a fixed term of office may be changed and adjusted only by local law.
Pursuant to New York Social Services Law Section 116 the Commissioner of Social Services of a County serves for a fixed term.
Therefore, the purpose of this local law is to increase the amount of hours worked per week and salary of the Commissioner of Social Services for Ulster County.
The annual salary of such County Officer serving for a fixed term of office shall be adjusted and changed in accordance with provisions of Resolution No. 445 of 2019.
On and after the effective date of this Local Law, the foregoing officer shall be paid at such a rate which, will equal the annual salary fixed for such office for the year 2020 as set forth.
SECTION 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This Local Law shall take effect January 1, 2020 subject to compliance with all applicable provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York.
This Local Law is subject to a permissive referendum, and will be submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the County of Ulster if within 45 days after the date on which it was so adopted, there is filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature a petition protesting against this Local Law, signed and authenticated as required by Section 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, by qualified electors of the County of Ulster registered to vote therein at the last preceding general election, in number equal to at least ten percentum of the total number of votes cast for Governor at the last gubernatorial election held in said County.
Title: 2019 Salary 2020Salary
Commissioner of Social Services $112,306.00 $128,349.00