The 2014 Board of Supervisor’s Organizational Meeting was held on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. I am very pleased that I was unanimously re-elected to serve another year as Chairman of the Board. Other appointments to the Board included Clerk of the Board, Mrs. Sandy Sloane, and Deputy Clerk of the Board, Mrs. Debbie Liseno. Sodus Supervisor Steve Leroy was re-appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Board.
This year the County Board welcomes three new Supervisors – Town of Marion Supervisor Monica Deyo, Town of Walworth Supervisor Patti Marini and Town of Ontario Supervisor John Smith. Marion Supervisor Monica Deyo is actually not “new” in that she was the Marion Town Supervisor from 1992 through 2001. However, decided to return to public service in 2014.
The 2014 Standing Committees and Committee Chairs are as follows: Finance – Wolcott Supervisor Kim Park; Public Safety – Sodus Supervisor Steve LeRoy; Public Works – Palmyra Supervisor Ken Miller; Economic Development and Planning; – Butler Supervisor Dave Spickerman; Government Operations – Huron Supervisor Laurie Crane; Health and Medical Services – Galen Supervisor Steve Groat; and Human Services – Lyons Supervisor Brian Manktelow.
If you wish to recycle a Christmas tree you can drop it off at the Wayne County Highway Department located at 7227 Route 31 in Lyons or the Wayne County Soil & Conservation District Shop, 8838 Old Ridge Road in Alton NY, until Friday, Jan. 17. Look for signage at these locations with instructions on how to receive a free tree next spring for transplanting.
From Feb. 3 to 5 County Administrator Jim Marquette and I will be attending the 2014 New York Association of Counties (NYSAC) Legislative Conference in Albany.
Congratulations to Zachary Debadts for being awarded the New York Young Farmer Achievement Award at the New York Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting on December 3rd. The award recognizes a Farm Bureau Member between the ages of 18-35 years of age who has excelled in leadership and participation within their community. Mr. Debadts is President of the Wayne County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He and his wife, Emily, own and operate a fruit farm in Williamson.
Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are on the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. in January, February, April, May, July, August, October, November and December, and at 7:00 p.m. in March, June, September and for the public hearing on the budget in December. The dates and times may be changed with proper notice. The next Board meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m.
Committee meetings are generally conducted the first week of each month. Schedules for committee meetings are posted at the Board Office and are posted on the County website www.co.wayne.ny.us under the Board of Supervisors’ Calendar.
Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. You are encouraged to attend.