Category Archives: Chemung County

08 Sep
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In-person attendance again permitted at Chemung County Legislature meetings

Since March, members of the public have not been permitted to attend meetings of the Chemung County Legislature pursuant to a New York State Executive Order that allows municipal governments to meet remotely without public attendance in order to slow ...

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19 Aug
1

Q&A with County Executive Chris Moss regarding COVID

Throughout the past few weeks numerous questions have been asked on several social media platforms and through email about Chemung County’s response to COVID-19 and the specific acts that are being undertaken by our local government. Today County Executive Chris ...

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27 Jul
0

UPDATE: Economic predictions for Chemung County & a proposal for live-streaming meetings

While there are a host of serious issues facing Chemung County right now, two require special attention. First, the economic predictions for Chemung County brought on by COVID-19 are dire and will necessitate some very hard decisions when local officials ...

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06 Jul
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Widespread financial impact of COVID-19 on local municipalities beginning to take shape

There has been little debate throughout the past few months among local officials surrounding one key aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic: the financial impact on municipalities, including Chemung County, will be substantial. Sales tax proceeds, a key component of most ...

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29 May
1

Confusion surrounds New York’s economic re-opening process

*Please note this is a developing issue. I wanted to get a post out as soon as possible to help provide some guidance about what is happening, but things may change rapidly. I will do my best to provide updates ...

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11 May
1

Starting to bring the fiscal impact of COVID-19 on Chemung County into focus

There is no question Chemung County, like all counties in New York, faces very serious fiscal impacts from COVID-19 and the “New York Pause” program created to respond to the virus. Local officials in Chemung County, including Chemung County Treasurer ...

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13 Apr
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How to participate in and listen to legislature meetings

Like all entities, the Chemung County Legislature has been forced to adapt its practices to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the social distancing measures currently in place. Under ordinary circumstances, New York’s Open Meetings Laws (OML) requires elected ...

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26 Feb
7

It’s time for substantive work within the Chemung County Legislature

I decided to run for the Chemung County Legislature in order to use my background and experience to try to make a difference for our community. Running in 2018 when many great economic development projects were beginning to take shape ...

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28 Jan
7

Community discussion of the Nursing Facility needs to start now

The Chemung County Skilled Nursing Facility, located in downtown Elmira, is a healthcare facility owned and operated by Chemung County that provides long-term, inpatient, skilled nursing services to residents who have chronic, debilitating illnesses or require inpatient rehabilitation services. With ...

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03 Jan
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Looking ahead to a new year in the Chemung County Legislature

2019 was an interesting year for Chemung County government. With new people serving in scores of critical roles – including County Executive, Deputy County Executive, County Treasurer, County Attorney, Legislative Attorney, Sheriff, Industrial Development Agency Director, IT Director, Aviation Director, ...

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