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Tourism position to pay $10,000 a year

Allegany County legislators voted Tuesday to establish a part-time tourism specialist job but have yet to say who will fill the $10,000-a-year position.

The Legislature has chosen not to renew the contract held for several years by Jesse Case of Wellsville.

Case, a 13-year veteran county contract worker -- he never received a salary or benefits -- coordinated participation in the I (heart) NY advertising program and handled the county's promotional brochure, among other duties.

Tuesday's resolution calls for whoever is named to the job to do similar work.

Also Tuesday, the Legislature appointed Legislator Ted Hopkins, R-Fillmore, to the Industrial Development Agency and named him and Legislator Norman Ungermann, R-Cuba, to the Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

The Legislature also named the following members of the county Fire Advisory Board for the coming year:

Joe Szeliga of Alfred, Judson Stearns Jr. of Alfred Station, Robert Prior of Allentown, Ed Sackett of Andover, Richard Sortore of Angelica and Davis Jennings of Belfast.

Also Brandon LaValley of Belmont, Scott Kenyon of Canaseraga, Robert Lester of Cuba, Tom Thompson of Fillmore, Dale Lockwood of Friendship and David Vogel Sr. of New Hudson.

Also Robert Freeman of Oramel, Daniel Barkley Jr. of Richburg, Dan Metcalf of Rushford, Clair Guinnip of Scio, Jeff Luckey of Short Tract, David Sweet of Wellsville, Larry Erdmann of Whitesville and and Alan Mills of Wiscoy-Rossburg.

The Legislature set a rate of $30 per ton for LaForge Disposal of Wellsville to deposit out-of-county refuse in the landfill.

In the last meeting of the year, the Legislature handled account-balancing and fund-transfer resolutions.

The Legislature also scheduled its organization meeting for next Tuesday and authorized suspension of board rules for resolutions likely to come before that session.

Legislators paid audited bills of $3.3 million and heard that the county has spent $8.6 million on Medicaid expenses this year.

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