On May 8, I attended the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital/DeMay Living Center annual Clinical Nurse Advancement System and Nursing Excellence recognition ceremony.
On May 14, along with Supervisor Steve Groat, Chair of the Health & Medical Services Committee, and Supervisors Brian Manktelow, Laurie Crane, Monica Deyo, Patti Marini and Kenan Baldridge, I attended the Wayne County Nursing Home’s Annual Employee Recognition/Appreciation Day. The following employees were recognized for having over 20 years of service with the Nursing Home: Terry DeCola, Donna Forjone, Deena Boyer, Lori Nudd, Deborah Troncone, Amy Jones and Joy Busco.
On May 16, along with Marion Supervisor Monica Deyo, I attended opening ceremonies of the Genesee Region Special Olympics Wayne Finger-Lakes Spring Track Event at the Marion Jr.-Sr. High School. Marion School District Superintendent Kathy Wegman officiated the event which hosted over 350 athletes from the region. It was an honor to have a Wayne County School District selected as the host.
Along with Rose Supervisor Kenan Baldridge, I attended the Wayne County Community Endowment Advisory Committee’s announcements of 2014 spring grant recipients. This was an opportunity to share in the celebration of charitable organizations that promote the health, well-being and quality of life for Wayne County residents. Spring funding recipients include: the Boy Scouts of America-Seneca Waterways Council, Catholic Charities Community Services, Home Meal Services, Inc., Montezuma Audubon Center, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Palmyra Community Center.
On May 29, along with Walworth Town Supervisor Pattie Marini, Walworth Town Clerk Suzie Jacobs, Executive Director of the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency Peg Churchill and retired Town Supervisor Bob Plant, I attended the groundbreaking for the new Tops Plaza on Route 441 in Walworth. The store will be about 42,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in January 2015.
The Wayne County Veterans Service Agency recently purchased a new transportation bus. This 10-passenger vehicle can also accommodate two handicapped riders with wheelchairs. The Veterans’ Office received donations from 15 individuals and 14 organizations totaling over $17,000 towards the price of the vehicle. Through the Veterans’ Office transportation for medical appointments can be arranged to the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital. These appointments must be scheduled for Thursday or Friday. If you are in need of assistance with transportation to the Syracuse VA call Gary at 315-946-5995. If you have any other questions relating to Veterans issues, please call our Veterans’ Office at 946-5993.
From June 11-13 I will be attending a New York State Association of Counties Board of Directors meeting. One item on the agenda is going to be an update on implementation of the Property Tax Freeze/Rebate Program.
The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Building Conference Room. There will be a presentation by President of the Ontario Midland Railroad (OMID) – Jim Verbridge. OMID is a freight railroad with 47 miles of track headquartered in Sodus. You can find out more about OMID at www.ontariomidland.com.