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Allegany County Legislators will meet January 18th in Belmont, read agenda

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Committee of the Whole starts a full day of meetings

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2022 – 2025 Board of Legislators: front row (left to right): Janice Burdick, Philip Stockin, Brooke Harris, Kevin “Fred” DemickDebra Root; back row (left to right): Philip Curran, Steven HaveyAdam Cyr, John Ricci, Dwight Fanton, James Rumfelt, Dwight “Mike” Healy, Gretchen HanchettGary Barnes, Jennifer Ricketts-Swales

By Andrew Harris

The full board of county legislators will be in session this Wednesday at 10am as a full board, with five committee meetings to follow until mid-afternoon. Starting the day out with a “COW” meeting, the Clerk of the Board released this outline of an agenda:

  1. ARPA Update
  • Community Service Recognition
  • Employee Recognition Nomination Form
  • Chambers Improvements
  • February Calendar
  • Conflict Defender’s Office (Executive Session)
  • Clerk of the Board’s Office Vacancy (Executive Session)
  • Good of the Order
  • Adjourn

The legislators will be meeting in committees for the better part of Wednesday. Read a brief overview of each meeting with a link to the full agenda:

Resource Management: This committee will hear from the county Historian, the Youth Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Soil & Water Conservations. Clerk of the Board Brenda Ribgy Riehle will present the committee with several key appointments that need approval.

https://www.alleganyco.gov/wp-content/uploads/01.18.23-Resource-Management-Agenda.pdf

Budget: The dollars and cents committee will recieve the latest sales tax report for Treasurer Terri Ross. How the county has spent the American Rescue Plan Funds will also be a focal point of this meeting

https://www.alleganyco.gov/wp-content/uploads/01.18.23-Budget-Agenda.pdf

A special meeting of the Human Services Committee is planned but no agenda was provided.

Planning and Economic Development:

https://www.alleganyco.gov/wp-content/uploads/01.18.23-Planning-and-Econ-Dev-Agenda.pdf

The Ways and Means: The powerful committee will end the day of deliberations

https://www.alleganyco.gov/wp-content/uploads/01.18.23-Ways-Means-Agenda.pdf

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