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File #: ID-4871    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 8/18/2022 Final action: 8/18/2022
Enactment date: 8/18/2022 Enactment #: 345-22
Title: Authorize lease agreement for Department of Health

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Authorize lease agreement for Department of Health



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Legislators Doherty, and Salomone offer the following:


WHEREAS: The County of Sullivan is currently in the low 20th percentile in health rankings among counties in New York State; and


WHEREAS; Sullivan County does not have a formally constituted Department of Health to carry out critical functions and must rely upon the New York State Department of Health and


WHEREAS:  Services offered at the Department of Health offices currently located in Monticello, New York are critically important to the safe operation of camps, restaurants and school throughout Sullivan County; and


WHEREAS:  The New York State Department of Health made an Administrative Decision to re-locate its field office from Monticello, New York to Middletown, New York; and


WHEREAS:  The County of Sullivan views that Administrative decision as one that would have a potentially negative impact on the health and safety of the residents and visitors to Sullivan County; and


WHEREAS:  The Department of Health, working together with the Office of the County Manager and the Sullivan County Legislature has agreed to open and maintain a satellite field office in Liberty, New York within the Sullivan County Public Health complex  ; and


WHEREAS:  The Sullivan County Legislature is anxious to ensure and safeguard the health and welfare of the residents and visitors to Sullivan County; Now therefore it is


RESOLVED:   The County Manager or the Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature are hereby authorized to negotiate and execute an agreement with the New York State Department of Health which will provide that they will lease, on annual basis, office space which is not anticipated to be needed by the County for its operations now or in the future; and it is further


RESOLVED:  That said lease agreement shall be in a form acceptable to the Sullivan County Attorney.