Author Archives: Christina Sonsire

28 Jan
2

The 2019 Winter NYSAC Conference

The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) is holding its Winter Conference from January 28-30 in Albany where more than 800 legislators, county executives and administrators, legislative clerks and attorneys and other county personnel will gather to share best ...

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15 Jan
1

Appointments and salaries approved

On Monday night the Chemung County Legislature approved all of the appointments made by Legislative Chairperson Dave Manchester and County Executive Moss to various boards, committees and employment positions. I livestreamed the Special Personnel Committee meeting as well as the ...

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14 Jan
0

Agendas for tonight’s meetings, etc

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

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11 Jan
23

Chemung County update: Appointments, the IDA, City-County relations and the West Elmira Fire Department

It has been a very busy start for Chemung County’s new Executive and Legislature. With votes on numerous department-head positions and committees set to take place this Monday, there are many important issues facing our community. In addition, an unfortunate ...

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07 Jan
5

Important personnel matters addressed by the Legislature

Two of the Legislature’s powers were in the spotlight tonight during the Personnel Committee’s meeting, including its ability to fix certain salaries and confirm appointments made by the County Executive. Both powers are laid out explicitly in Chemung County’s Charter, ...

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05 Jan
6

Many issues to come before the Legislature Monday night

Members of the Chemung County Legislature were sworn in on January 1, 2018 following a short organizational meeting. The real work starts on Monday. If the Committee Agendas are any indication, it will be a very busy start to the ...

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31 Dec
2

Looking ahead to 2019 in Chemung County

Last year on New Year’s Day I published a blog post entitled “Key Fiscal Issues in 2018”, found here. The issues – what to do with the First Arena, Sales Tax distribution, the fiscal health of Chemung County and the ...

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21 Dec
2

Chemung County Update: Legislative leadership roles, the 2019 Meeting Schedule and two interesting radio shows

There are many changes afoot in Chemung County government as 2018 winds down. Aside from the announcement by incoming County Executive Chris Moss that several department heads have been let go as described in an article found here, the new ...

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18 Dec
2

Southern Tier awarded funds for economic developmenti

The annual New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awards were announced today in Albany. Of the $763 million in economic and community development funding allocated to 10 competing regions, the Southern Tier received $65.4 million to help nearly 100 ...

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13 Dec
2

Chemung County Update: Paying for the First Arena

As Chemung County’s new executive administration and legislature prepare to take office on January 1, many unresolved issues are being researched and discussed. One matter near the top of the list is how to pay for debts associated with Elmira’s ...

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