Dutchess County Jail

Legislative Report for Feb. 4, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended the legislative leadership meeting; the democratic caucus meeting; and a Black History event. Met with 3 constituents. Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county airport; the county jail; community events; and Metro North. Conducted extensive research on the SEQR process for the jail construction and started reading the Expanded Full Environmental Assessment Form.

Poughkeepsie Journal Poll re Dutchess County Jail – SPEAK UP NOW!

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Vote Now! Let your voices be heard. This issue is too important to ignore. click on this link.

 

Dutchess County Jail – Project Timeline

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Dutchess County Jail – Justice and Transition Center (JTC) Project Timeline

January 21st – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 25th – Legislative Board Meeting

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 27th – State of the County Address

February 4th – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on JTC Bond and Project (Draft on S: Drive) – Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, limited time allotted for questions
  • Following Presentation – Lay JTC Bond on desks
  • Chazen to present on SEQR – Environmental Committee, limited time allotted for questions (Noel to provide copy of presentation)
  • Following Presentation – Distribution of SEQR Documents to the Legislature (Two hard copies, plus electronic)

February 4th or 5th – Request for Proposal for Architect to be issued

February 8th – Legislative Board Meeting

February 16th – External Advisory Group Meeting – Catharine Street Center, Poughkeepsie

February 17th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – LaGrange

February 24th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Amenia

February 29th – Legislative Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding JTC bond resolution and SEQR resolution

March 3rd – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Hyde Park

March 10th– Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Committee to vote on JTC Bond

March 14th – Legislative Board Meeting

March 21st – Meeting of the Whole

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Full Board to vote on JTC Bond

Dutchess County Jail – Project Timeline

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Dutchess County Jail – Justice and Transition Center (JTC) Project Timeline

January 21st – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 25th – Legislative Board Meeting

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 27th – State of the County Address

February 4th – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on JTC Bond and Project (Draft on S: Drive) – Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, limited time allotted for questions
  • Following Presentation – Lay JTC Bond on desks
  • Chazen to present on SEQR – Environmental Committee, limited time allotted for questions (Noel to provide copy of presentation)
  • Following Presentation – Distribution of SEQR Documents to the Legislature (Two hard copies, plus electronic)

February 4th or 5th – Request for Proposal for Architect to be issued

February 8th – Legislative Board Meeting

February 16th – External Advisory Group Meeting – Catharine Street Center, Poughkeepsie

February 17th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – LaGrange

February 24th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Amenia

February 29th – Legislative Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding JTC bond resolution and SEQR resolution

March 3rd – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Hyde Park

March 10th– Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Committee to vote on JTC Bond

March 14th – Legislative Board Meeting

March 21st – Meeting of the Whole

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Full Board to vote on JTC Bond

 

Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center Project – External Advisory Group to Host Public Forum Meeting

JailPublic Comment Encouraged on Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center project

The Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center’s External Advisory Group will host its next public meeting on Thursday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie.  The public is invited to attend and there will be a public comment period as part of the agenda.

The External Advisory Group (EAG) meetings are designed to keep the public informed about the variety of topics related to the development of Dutchess County’s Justice & Transition Center project.   The agenda for the January 29th meeting will include updates and presentations on:

  • Installation of temporary housing units, also known as PODS;
  • RicciGreeneAssociates’ needs assessments reporting;
  • Special populations programming;
  • Creation of a new Criminal Justice Council committee focused specifically on diverting individuals with mental illness from entering the criminal justice system.

There will be an additional designated time allotted for the public to offer comments.  The public will be allowed to ask questions at the meeting, but those questions will be addressed after via email, at future meetings of the External Advisory Group, and/or on the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center project webpages.

For more information on the External Advisory Group and the Dutchess County Justice & Transition Center project, please visit: www.dutchessny.gov/dcjtc or call 845-486-2000.

Thank you.

2015 TENTATIVE BUDGET – The Dutchess County Jail

 

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The Capital Improvement Plan (“CIP”) is incomplete because it identifies the jail in the document but not the estimated cost.  The cost is stated “To Be Determined” or “TBD.”  Some of us know that a five year capital plan will not necessarily have the details and specifications to allow for an accurate estimate.  However, it is the responsibility of the County Executive to provide a best faith estimate.  It is also the responsibility of the County Legislature to make this an issue and ask for a full and open assessment of the potential cost of the jail, and an exact detailed summary of the serial bonds committed on behalf of the Jail.

For those who don’t know, a Capital Improvement Plan (Program) or CIP, is a short-range plan, usually four to ten years, which identifies capital projects, equipment purchases, provides a planning schedule and identifies options for financing the plan.

2015 TENTATIVE BUDGET – The County Jail

 

Jail

The Capital Improvement Plan (“CIP”) is incomplete because it identifies the jail in the document but not the estimated cost.  The cost is stated “To Be Determined” or “TBD.”  Some of us know that a five year capital plan will not necessarily have the details and specifications to allow for an accurate estimate.  However, it is the responsibility of the County Executive to provide a best faith estimate.  It is also the responsibility of the County Legislature to make this an issue and ask for a full and open assessment of the potential cost of the jail, and an exact detailed summary of the serial bonds committed on behalf of the Jail.

For those who don’t know, a Capital Improvement Plan (Program) or CIP, is a short-range plan, usually four to ten years, which identifies capital projects, equipment purchases, provides a planning schedule and identifies options for financing the plan.