The Chemung County Legislature will hold two meeting tonight (Monday, January 14, 2019).


The first, a special meeting of the Personnel Committee, begins at 6:50 pm. The only item on this Agenda whether County Executive Chris Moss’ appointees to the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency (“CCIDA”) should be voted upon by the full Legislature. A link to the meeting’s Agenda is found here. (Please note you can view Agenda items and their attachments by clicking on them.)

The second meeting is of the Full Legislature. It begins at 7:00 pm. An Agenda for this meeting is found here.

I will livestream both meetings to the Chemung County Matters’ Facebook page beginning at 6:50 pm.

Background Information

At last week’s meeting I moved to table most of the appointments to boards and positions because I felt the Personnel Committee had not been presented with enough background information about appointments and, where relevant, salary changes.

County Executive Moss and Dave Manchester have provided background information about all of the appointees. Most of it has been made public and can be found here under attachments. Some of the background information pertains to private personnel matters and is therefore not able to be released.

I described the information regarding salary changes in a previous post, found here, and set it forth below for anyone who is interested but may have missed it:

  • A copy of the 2018 County Salary Survey and Benefits compendium by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). This is available to the Legislature and public for review on the Hazlett Buildings’s 5th Floor. It is a list of the salaries earned by all county employees in New York State.
  • A packet of information with annotated resolutions. This has been provided to the Legislature. It will also likely be included with the Agenda and therefore be made public.

I have not received a response to a letter I wrote to Personnel Chairperson Marty Chalk last week requesting additional information pertaining to Tom Freeman, the appointee for Airport Director, as well as the salary changes. It is my understanding the letter has been given to the County Executive’s Office, and that efforts are being made to answer some of the questions ahead of the meeting if possible.

Chemung County Industrial Development Agency

Additionally, the CCIDA will meet tomorrow morning at 8:30 am on the Hazlett Building’s Second Floor.

Christina Sonsire