Resolutions Call For Approval Of Agreement Between Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Municipalities

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Public Safety Committee will vote Wednesday to approve agreements between the Sheriff’s Office and numerous entities countywide that would have the Sheriff’s Office enhance police protection services.

According to one of the resolutions, the Village of Silver Creek and the Town of Hanover are two of the entities who’ve requested enhances police protection services within their geographical boundaries in 2019.

The resolution says that the municipalities and the Sheriff’s office have reached a 2019 tentative agreement for an estimated cost not to exceed $585,284. All expenses are reportedly included in the 2019 budget, so amendments aren’t necessary. 

The Town of Ripley has also requested the Sheriff’s Office to enhance protection within the geographic boundaries of the town during the 2019 calendar year. A tentative agreement, according to a resolution, will have an estimated cost not to exceed $32,000 based on an hourly rate of at least $40.38, and a holiday hourly rate of at least $50.81.

The revenue is also included in the 2019  budget. 

In a separate resolution, the Chautauqua Lake Central School District has requested that the Sheriff’s office provide deputies at school sporting and social events. 

The two entities have negotiated a tentative agreement with
Chautauqua Lake Central School District for 2019 for an estimated cost not to exceed $3,000 based on an hourly rate of at least $40.38. 

The revenue is also included in the 2019 budget. 

The Town of Ellery has requested that the Sheriff’s Office provide part-time deputies for court security detail on designated court nights. A 2019 tentative agreement has been reached.

The estimated cost, per the resolution, is not to exceed $2,500 based on an hourly rate of at least $30.10. The revenue is also included in the budget.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Kiantone also reached a similar agreement that’s not to exceed $6,500 based on an hourly rate of at least $30.10. The revenue is also a part of the 2019 budget. 

In addition, the Towns of Mina, North Harmony, and Stockton, have reached similar agreements with the Sheriff’s Office. Mina’s cost is not to exceed $2,000, North Harmony ($7,000), and Stockton ($6,000) with an hourly rate of at least $30.10. All of the agreements are a part of the 2019 budget. 

The Village of Silver Creek and the Sheriff’s Office struck a similar deal with a similar hour rate. The estimated cost is not to exceed $3,500, and is a part of the 2019 budget. 

Chautauqua County’s Audit and Control Committee will also be voting on the resolutions Thursday morning before they can be presented to the full Legislature. 

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