RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ADMINISTER A PORTION OF THE HUD LEAD HAZARD GRANT FOR 2016-2018

There are Broome County monies available for Lead Paint Rehabilitation\Remediation of up to $17,500 for single-family, owner-occupied dwellings, or $11,929 for any rental unit. Please see full Resolution in post!

 

Broome County Legislature Resolution to fund Lead Rehabilitation/Remediation to a certain $ amount.

Health & Human Services and Finance Committees

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ADMINISTER A PORTION OF THE HUD LEAD HAZARD GRANT FOR 2016-2018

WHEREAS, this County Legislature, by Resolution 362 of 2015 authorized the acceptance of a US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead Hazard Control Grant in the amount of $3,200,000 for identifying and correcting lead-based paint hazards in housing units throughout Broome County, and

WHEREAS, the Public Health Director requests authorization for the Health Department to administer the housing rehabilitation/remediation portion of the Lead Hazard Control Grant Program at a cost not to exceed $1,809,286 for the period April 1, 2016 through September 30, 2018, and

WHEREAS, these services are necessary to identify lead hazards in targeted housing throughout Broome County, and

WHEREAS, the Health Department advertised in the paper for interested contractors, held a public meeting to attract potential contractors; and provided limited training for any contractor lacking the requisite licenses and trainings to perform lead hazard rehabilitation/remediation work, and

WHEREAS, there are currently 10 contractors that have supplied the necessary documentation that they are certified, trained, and licensed to perform lead hazard rehabilitation/remediation work, and

WHEREAS, the Health Department continues to advertise on its website and on social media for additional contractors that may be interested in performing lead hazard rehabilitation/remediation work, and

WHEREAS, any potential contractor seeking to perform lead hazard rehabilitation/remediation work under the HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant may apply with the Health Department, but it is the potential contractor’s responsibility to acquire the requisite licenses, trainings, and certifications; and upon providing proper documentation, the potential contractor will be added to the queue of the current 10 pre-approved contractors, and

WHEREAS, for each project identified, one of the 10 pre-approved contractors will be selected in sequence to perform the work, and

WHEREAS, for each project identified, one of the pre-approved contractors will enter into a contract with the property owner, directly, to perform the rehabilitation/remediation work outlined therein, and the County will pay for the work completed in amounts not to exceed the below-delineated limits any remainder amount is the property owner’s responsibility, and

WHEREAS, the contractor performing the lead hazard rehabilitation/remediation work will be paid after the Broome County Health Department conducts a successful inspection, and

WHEREAS, for each single-family, owner-occupied dwelling, the Health Department will pay the contractor an amount not to exceed $17,500 for any single-family, owner-occupied residence, and

WHEREAS, for each dwelling that is not a single-family, owner-occupied residence, the Health Department will pay the contractor an amount not to exceed $11,929, per rental unit, and

WHEREAS, the above procedures are necessary for the County to ensure it satisfies certain timelines and deadlines as established by HUD; and now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that this County Legislature hereby authorizes the Broome County Health Department to administer the rehabilitation/remediation work of the HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Program for the period of April 1, 2016 through September 30, 2018, and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Health Department pay for lead hazard rehabilitation/remediation projects in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,809,286, and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that for each individual project, the Health Department will pay an amount not to exceed either $17,500 for single-family, owner-occupied dwellings, or $11,929 for any rental unit, and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the payments herein above authorized will be made from budget line 25010004.6004146.2510387 (Subcontracted Program Expenses), and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Executive or her duly authorized representative is empowered to execute any such agreements, documents, or papers, approved as to form by the Law Department, as may be necessary to implement the intent and purpose of this Resolution.

Carried. Ayes-15, Nays-0