Orleans extends contract giving deputies 2% raises in 2016
County also keeps contract with lobbyist at $60K annually
ALBION – Deputies with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office will be receiving 2 percent pay raises in 2016, according to a contract extension approved last week by the County Legislature.
The agreement extends the existing contract with the Orleans County Deputy Sheriffs Association for one year.
The Legislature last Wednesday also renewed an agreement with Park Strategies in Albany for government affairs services in the state capital.
Park Strategies was hired a year ago for $5,000 a month or $60,000 for the year.
The firm has helped the county connect with state officials, and form a plan for pressing the state for maintaining canal bridges, working on the Lake Ontario State Parkway, and other issues, including grant funding, legislators said.
In other action, the Legislature:
Set a 4:15 p.m. public hearing on July 27 for the review of a county-wide consolidated agricultural district. The hearing will be at the legislative chamber in the County Clerks Building, 3 South Main St., Albion.
Approved spending $22,324 for a new industrial fish grinder at the Orleans County Marine Park. Grinder will be purchased from Corrosion Products & Equipment in Rochester.
Approved a four-year lease for phone systems from American Capital in Lisle, Ill., to be paid $23,863 annually or $89,353 over four years. The lease will allow the county to have a more reliable telephone system, legislators said.
The county also approved an agreement with Time Warner in Buffalo to establish a point-to-point circuit between the Public Safety Building and Clerks Building for five years at annual cost of $13,680. The move will allow for greater telecommunications and data communications between multiple campuses of Orleans County government, legislators said.
Purchased a 2016 Chevy Tahoe for Sheriff’s Office patrols for $45,850 from Joe Basil Chevrolet in Depew, and a 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van for $57,392 from Joe Basil Chevrolet for the county jail for inmate transports.
Authorized the sheriff to seek a $10,000 grant from the State Canal Corporation for marine patrols on the canal from April 1, 2016 until March 31, 2017.
Set Aug. 6 as a household hazardous waste collection day when residents can dispose of aerosol cans, anti-freeze, fluorescent tubes, household cleaners, oil filters, pesticides, poisons and other household hazardous wastes.
Appointed Nancy Mack of Albion to a three-year term on Office for the Aging Advisory Council.
Appointed Julie Christensen, Kendall Central School superintendent, and Darlene Waters of Medina as new members of the county’s Board of Ethics. Their terms run until Dec. 31, 2018.