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September 27, 2013

Delaware board discusses bed tax, dairy


Two resolutions seeking financial relief were approved by the Board, one to urge the governor and state Legislature to avoid shifting new costs to counties in regard to the takeover of local Medicaid administrative functions. The other resolution called on the governor and Legislature to continue to support a gradual reduction in the local share of Medicaid costs by augmenting automatic federal savings that accrue to New York counties under the Affordable Care Act.

Michael Sabansky was re-appointed as Director of Real Property Tax Services II for a six-year term.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) owns, maintains and operates approximately 39 miles of public roads around the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoirs.

“The roads are in poor shape and the city has agreed to spend $1 million for road repairs. That will repair about 2 miles and the work probably won’t be finished until year 2014,” said Wayne Reynolds, commissioner of public works. The board voted to enter into an agreement with the city for the road reconstruction.

The week of Oct. 6-12 was designated as Cornell Cooperative Extension Week and National 4-H Week in Delaware County during its Centennial Year of CCE in the county.

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