Morgan Frisch/Recorder staff Integrated Business Solutions Division Manager Terry Ryan, with the Genuine Parts Company, makes a presentation to legislators Tuesday


Recorder News Staff

FONDA — The Montgomery County Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday pushed a resolution to the full board for consideration, that if approved, would outsource parts for the Department of Public Works.

Before doing so, legislators heard a lengthy presentation from Integrated Business Solutions Division Manager Terry Ryan, of Genuine Parts Company.

The presentation stems from July’s full legislature meeting when Montgomery County Legislative Chairman Roy Dimond pulled his sponsorship on the resolution which would have established an agreement with Genuine Parts Company. This would be under the terms set forth by the National Joint Powers Alliance with an amendment requiring them to abide by the Montgomery County Procurement Policy. The contract would establish a source of supply for auto, truck and bus parts as well as provide Integrated Business Solution Services.

Dimond said he pulled his sponsorship because legislators had a lot of questions regarding the program and he wanted to make sure those were answered before it went up for vote. He suggested Ryan come to the committee meeting.

Ryan gave legislators an overview of the entire program and tried to answer any questions that came up.

“This is a program to buy whatever inventory the Montgomery County DPW fleet needs, [to] have it in stock in your facility, run by our people onto your hours of operation so we can deliver to you on demand a minimum contractually guaranteed minimum 80 percent of what you need,” Ryan said.

District 9 Legislator Robert Purtell and District 8 Legislator Joseph Isabel opposed pushing this resolution to the full board.

“I’m not prepared to move this forward myself right now,” Purtell said. “A lot of questions were answered, but I just feel I need to understand the overhead and what’s associated with that.”

In other committee business:

• Legislators pushed to the full board a resolution that would increase the district attorney’s budget by  $473 from forfeiture monies.

• Legislators pushed to the full board a resolution that would authorize easement for installation of a telephone pole on the Fulton-Montgomery Community College campus. This is related to a solar array that was approved in a resolution earlier this year.

• Legislators pushed to the full board a resolution that if approved, would appoint  legislators to the audit committee for September and October. District 6 Legislator John Duchessi volunteered for September and Isabel volunteered for October.