County approves policy allowing employees up to 4 hours paid leave each year for cancer screenings

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 April 2018 at 4:38 pm

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature has adopted a new county policy allowing employees up to four hours of paid leave annually for a cancer screening.

The county acted after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law requiring counties to provide four hours of leave each year for all public employees to have a cancer screening.

The leave time is not accumulative and cannot be carried over to the next year if it is not used.

The Cancer Screening Leave includes travel time to and from the appointment an any subsequent follow-up consultation visits. (Any times in excess of the four hours is chargeable to other leave credits.)

In other action at last week’s County Legislature meeting:

• Approved spending $49,510 to buy a new Chevrolet Tahoe four-wheel drive from Joe Basil Chevrolet in Depew.

• Approved spending $183,487 from the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in 2017. The money will purchase: $110,531 for Harris P25 LMR System for four Symphony Console upgrades and the purchase of two Symphony Consoles with professional services and training; $72,956 to Caster Communications for 15 Pyramid P25 Vehicle repeaters with programming and complete installation and accessories.

• Authorized the Emergency Management Office to apply for a $420,587 grant from the state Department of Homeland Security for emergency radio system upgrades.

• Approved spending $27,609 for Custom Carpet Centers in Orchard to put new flooring in the Probation Office, and also approved $10,825 for Pete Madafferi of Brockport to paint the inside of the Probation Department in the Public Safety Building.

• Reappointed Jack Welch as director of Personnel and Self Insurance for a six-year term.

• Renewed an agreement with Ron Bierstine of Kent to provide dock worker and custodial services at the Orleans County Marine Park from April 15 to Oct. 31 at a cost not to exceed $16,187.

• Approved paying Vick’s Plowing, Landscaping and Removal of Albion $250 for each time it does mowing and trimming at all of the following: Orleans County Marine Park, Point Breeze site, boat dock rental site and Route 98/18 site.

• Approved spending $9,399 for 40,000 Travel Guides to be printed by Van Guard Printing of Ithaca, to be paid with I Love NY matching funds.

• Appointed Neil Valentine as a landowner representative to the Fish and Wildlife Management Act Board, term ending Dec. 31, 2019.

• Appointed Jan Albanese, program director of ACT in Albion, and Carol D’Agostino, Kendall High School principal, to four-year terms on the Community Services Board.

• Approved a five-year intermunicipal services agreement with Genesee County where Genesee will provide signage and graphic arts services to Orleans. Genesee will be reimbursed the cost of labor and material.

• Approved an agreement with Wyoming County where Orleans will pay Wyoming $90 a day for housing any inmates from Orleans County. The agreement is good for three years.

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