County legislature approves raft of resolutions
The Genesee County Legislature plowed through a 39-item agenda last night, taking vote after vote on a series of resolutions with little discussion of the items.
(The legislature confines most of its discussion and fact finding on proposed resolutions to its committee meetings.)
Among the items approved:
- Authorization for the Sheriff's Office to accept a $23,000 grant to buy Tasers.
- Approved $59,100 allocation (part of the funds coming from a Homeland Security grant) for a rapid-response vehicle for the Sheriff's Office. The vehicle will be used in SWAT actions.
- In order to facilitate the merger of the Le Roy dispatch center with the Genesee County dispatch center, purchase of a $7,200 upgrade to the New World Systems software that powers the dispatch center.
- Appointed Cheryl Pfund of Batavia to the Mental Health Community Service Board.
- Authorization of communication tower construction by ITT at the Genesee County Airport. The tower will be a 46-foot high monopole and require .015 acres of land. The FAA is requiring installation of Automatic Dependence Surveillance-Broadcast technology at the airport.
- Renewed the county's extra 1-percent sales tax for another two years. The tax generates about $8 million annually for the county.