The Rockland County Legislature will vote Wednesday night on scheduling a public hearing for Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:05 p.m. on the county’s proposed 2013 budget. The tentative date for the county’s executive’s office to submit its 2013 proposed budget to the legislature is Tuesday, Oct. 23. The county's budget deficit is approximately $96 million.
The legislature will vote on Memorandums of Understanding with five municipal police departments and the county district attorney’s office for operation of a Regional Investigative Resource Center. The new unit will not require any funding. The participating departments will be: the Town of Clarkstown, Orangetown, Haverstraw and Ramapo and the Village of Suffern police departments. The legislature’s Budget & Finance and Public Safety committees already approved the agreements.
A $55,400 grant from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services for reducing aggravated assault and robbery in the county will be voted on. The one-year grant is designated for Operation I.M.P.A.C.T., the Integrated Municipal Police Anti-Crime Team, for July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. The Rockland Sheriff’s Office and probation department will work with the district attorney’s office on the program.
The legislature’s meeting begins at 7 p.m.on Wednesday in New City.