ADOPTED - NOVEMBER 22, 2005

Agenda Item No. 14

 

Introduced by the Judiciary and Finance Committees of the:

 

INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

RESOLUTION REQUESTING CONTINGENCY FUNDS

TO ASSIST IN MEETING THE 55TH DISTRICT COURTíS PROBATION CASE MANAGEMENT DEMANDS DURING MATERNITY LEAVE

 

RESOLUTION #05-322

 

WHEREAS, a full-time Probation Agent will be absent from work at the Ingham County District Court for up to a nine week period of time, due to a maternity leave; and

 

WHEREAS, the loss of the full-time Probation Agent will create significant problems for our Court due to the increasing demands of the probation caseload and jail overcrowding, will create a major backlog, and will compromise the quality of supervision and enforcement of court orders; and

 

WHEREAS, a temporary full-time Probation Agent is necessary to cover the caseload during this time and will fully carry out all duties and responsibilities as currently assigned to a District Court Agent, including pre-sentence investigations, supervision, PBT testing, probation violation hearings; and

WHEREAS, this will allow the Court to maintain current services to defendants without disrupting the continuous flow of recommendations for this service; and

 

WHEREAS, the estimated additional expense of employing the temporary full-time Probation Agent at full-time, for up to nine weeks, is approximately $7,662.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners approves the District Courtís request to use a temporary full-time Probation Agent for up to a nine week period of time, due to a maternity leave in the Probation Division.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners directs the Controller to transfer the funds for this purpose out of the 2005 Contingency Fund to the Probate Courtís 2005 budget, and if necessary, to the Probate Courtís 2006 budget by increasing the Personnel line items up $7,662 based on the actual duration of the medical leave.

 

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:† Yeas:† Holman, Weatherwax-Grant, Nolan, Swope, Schafer, Dougan

†† Nays:† None††††††††††††† Absent:† None†††††††††††† Approved 11/10/05

 

FINANCE:† Yeas:† Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan

†††††† Nays:† None†††††††††† Absent:† None †††††††††††††Approved 11/16/05