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Wayne Post
  • County working hard on 2013 budget

  • On the third Friday of each month at 8:10 a.m. Dr. Rus Jeffery of 1420 WACK Radio has been interviewing me via telephone on the Dick & Rus Morning Show regarding County issues. Starting in November this will be on the fourth Friday of each month. Consider tuning in to 1420 WACK AM Radio for these interviews. Dr. Rus usually asks me two or three questions regarding topics of current interest.

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  • On the third Friday of each month at 8:10 a.m. Dr. Rus Jeffery of 1420 WACK Radio has been interviewing me via telephone on the Dick & Rus Morning Show regarding County issues. Starting in November this will be on the fourth Friday of each month. Consider tuning in to 1420 WACK AM Radio for these interviews. Dr. Rus usually asks me two or three questions regarding topics of current interest.
    Bill Hammond, Supervisor of the Town of Macedon and the Board’s Finance Committee Chair, along with County Administrator Jim Marquette and County Department Heads and Agency Directors have met several times this month regarding the County’s 2013 budget. The Board has been rather successful in recent years in keeping spending and the county tax rate fairly flat. However, this is becoming increasingly difficult with mandates and ever increasing costs. The proposed 2013 county budget will be presented to the public and the Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, Nov. 20 meeting at which time the date for a public hearing will be set. The public hearing will be scheduled for the first Tuesday in December at 7 p.m., which is Dec. 4.
    On Oct. 13, Palmyra Supervisor Ken Miller and I attended a Military Family Brunch at the Palmyra VFW sponsored by the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross. The purpose of the event was to salute Veterans, military personnel and their families and make them aware of Red Cross military programs and other local services available to them. Frank All, Chair of Military Services for the Red Cross, emceed the program. Director of the Wayne County Veterans Services Agency, Patrick Skelly, was one of the presenters. Executive Director of the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross, James F. Love, deemed the occasion a success and stated the Military Family Brunch will be an annual event.
    On Oct. 17, Lyons Supervisor Brian Manktelow, Huron Supervisor Laurie Crane and I attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the remodeled Nusbickel Building in the village of Lyons. This event was sponsored by Community Action in Self Help (CASH).  Eileen Porto, Executive Director, was the master of ceremonies.
    On Oct. 20, Sodus Supervisor Steve Leroy, Huron Supervisor Laurie Crane, Lyons Supervisor Brian Manktelow and I attended the annual Wayne County Farm Dinner Meeting at the Fairville Fire Department. Featured speaker was Julie Suarez, Director of Public Policy for the New York State Farm Bureau.
    On Oct. 25, I was very pleased to make welcoming comments at the first Naturalization Oath Ceremony conducted in Wayne County in over 50 years. Wayne County Court Judge Dennis Kehoe presided over the proceedings with Wayne County Clerk Mike Jankowski administering oath of allegiance to 22 new U.S. citizens originating from 14 different countries. The event was held in the Supervisor’s Chambers of the Wayne County Court House. Principal Speakers for the ceremony were Assemblyman Bob Oaks and Palmyra Mayor Vicky Daly.
    Page 2 of 2 - Congratulations to Mayor Daly who is retiring at the end of November. Mayor Daly has been successful in promoting tourism in the Village of Palmyra and the region. She has been an advocate for the plight of local government in the context of the current economy and mandates.

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