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Supervisor Bosworth offered the following resolution and moved its adoption, which resolution was declared adopted after a poll of the members of this Board:

RESOLUTION NO. 587 - 2018

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AWARD IN CONNECTION WITH A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TAXI TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (TNH003-2018).

        WHEREAS, in 2009, the Town of North Hempstead (the “Town”), through its Project Independence program, began providing senior taxi transportation to food shopping and non-urgent medical appointments within the geographic boundaries of the Town or on certain occasions, in close proximity to the Town’s borders; and

 

        WHEREAS, the goal of Project Independence is to foster independent living of senior citizens by providing aid in certain areas of life that would otherwise be too difficult to manage independently; and

 

        WHEREAS, the Town subsequently applied for and received a grant under the New Freedom program from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, which is funded by the Federal Transportation Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation (the “Agency”) to provide resources in furtherance of the Project Independence senior taxi transportation program (the “Grant”), upon terms set forth in the Grant agreement on file in the Office of the Town Clerk; and

 

        WHEREAS, the Director of Purchasing (the “Director”) issued a request for proposals to select qualified providers of taxi services to transport residents of the Town aged sixty (60) years and over who are registered with Project Independence, and transportation of persons with disabilities aged eighteen (18) through fifty-nine (59), to non-urgent medical appointments and designated food shopping locations within the geographic boundaries of the Town or on certain occasions, in close proximity to the Town’s borders (the “Services”) in conjunction with the Grant; and

 

        WHEREAS, proposals were received as forth in Exhibit “A” attached hereto (the “Proposals”); and

 

        WHEREAS, following a review of the Proposals, the Director, in conjunction with the Commissioner of the Department of Services for the Aging (the “DOSA Commissioner”) has recommended an award as set forth in Exhibit “B” attached hereto (the “Award”); and

 

        WHEREAS, this Board wishes to authorize the Award as recommended by the Director.

 

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT

 

        RESOLVED that the Awards as recommended by the Director are hereby authorized; and be it further

 

        RESOLVED that the Supervisor is hereby authorized to execute on behalf of the Town agreements based on the Awards (the “Agreements”) and take such related action as may be necessary to effectuate the foregoing; and be it further

 

        RESOLVED that the Office of the Town Attorney be and is hereby authorized and directed to supervise the negotiation and execution of the Agreements, copies of which shall be on file in the Office of the Town Clerk, and to take such related action as may be necessary to effectuate the foregoing; and be it further

 

        RESOLVED that the Comptroller be and hereby is, authorized and directed to pay the costs thereof upon receipt of a fully executed Agreements and certified claims therefor.

 

Dated:        Manhasset, New York

 

                  December 18, 2018

 

The vote on the foregoing resolution was recorded as follows:

 

Ayes:  Councilperson De Giorgio, Councilperson Ferrara, Councilperson Kaplan, Councilperson Russell, Councilperson Seeman, Councilperson Zuckerman, Supervisor Bosworth

 

 

 

Nays:  None

 

 

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