County Legislature holds organizational meeting today and will pick leader

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 January 2022 at 8:53 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature meets this afternoon to determine the seven-member group’s leader for the next two years.

Lynne Johnson of Lyndonville has served as Legislature chairwoman for the past four years, twice chosen by her peers to two-year terms.

Bill Eick of Shelby has been the group’s vice chairman the past two years.

The Legislature will make other appointments during today’s meeting at 4:30 p.m., including the Legislature clerk and county attorney.

During the organizational meeting today, legislators will also vote on their salaries. The agenda calls for 2 percent raises with the chairperson to be paid $19,243, the vice chair’s salary at $14,550 and the other five legislators to be paid $12,828.

Legislators also are due to be reimbursed mileage for attending meetings and tending to other duties as a legislator.