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Schuyler supports wine sales in food stores

SCHUYLER COUNTY—The Schuyler County Legislature unanimously approved supporting the sale of wine in grocery stores, during the regular monthly meeting, Monday, April 11.
Legislator Barbara Halpin said she would vote for it, but added she thought the state should not be involved.  Halpin added, “this is really pitting two business sectors against each other.”
In other business:
The board approved setting the county treasurer’s 2011 salary at $53,576.  Effective 2012, the salary will also be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Legislators Halpin, Stewart Field, and Doris Karius all voted no.  A public hearing was scheduled May 9 at 6:50 p.m.
The legislature also approved asking the state to give Seneca Harbor Place, LLC, a permanent easement of county property at Seneca Harbor Park.
Legislators approved setting other salaries for 2011 to 2013, including CPI adjustments.  The salaries were: legislators, $7,143; sheriff, $69,573; county clerk, $57,573, and district attorney, $124,113.    Halpin, Field, and Karius again voted against the attorney's salary.
Clerk Stacey Husted explained the county courthouse currently has new hours.  Administrator Tim O’Hearn said the public will have limited access to the building outside of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  He explained the county has to spend less money on security, so will be open then.  O’Hearn added some county buildings in the state are also closing from noon to 1 p.m., but Schuyler would not.
The legislature approved Arbor Development to submit an application to the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal for a community development block grant.
The board will recognize May as Older Americans Month and Mental Health Month, and the week of May 6 to 12 as National Nurses Week.
Schuyler Head Start was authorized to create and maintain a sensory garden at the Human Services Complex.
The next Schuyler County Legislature meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. 



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