Author Archives: Christina Sonsire

28 Feb
5

Attempted firing of the Attorney for the Chemung County Legislature: an overview

At the onset it is important to note that I, and I believe many other members of the Legislature, have no interest in engaging in a dispute like this. Chemung County is facing many serious problems that demand our attention. ...

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24 Feb
0

Chemung County Update: City-County Committee, Separation of Powers and IDA reviews

As Chemung County government continues to move ahead with many changes at a rapid pace, it is bound to encounter some bumps. The hope is that these bumps are mild and ultimately push us in an even better direction with ...

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15 Feb
0

Chemung County leaders to Amazon: Consider us!

A group of local economic development leaders sent a letter today to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos encouraging him to partner with us. This is exactly the type of mindset we need to get things moving in our community. As Wayne ...

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09 Feb
0

Fast pace of change continues in Chemung County

“How are things going so far?” Roughly six weeks after many new Chemung County officials were sworn in, this is a question I am asked frequently. The short answer is this: Chemung County is moving in the right direction. I ...

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28 Jan
27

Updates from the NYSAC Conference

The 2019 NYSAC Conference got underway today with significant representation from Chemung County. The goal of the conference seems to be twofold: the education of community leaders along with advocacy by NYSAC on issues with particular consequences to local government. ...

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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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