MAYVILLE – It’s promising to be a very busy night for the Chautauqua County Legislature when it convenes this evening in Mayville.
Several key items are on tonight’s legislative agenda, including a controversial local law that would change the way the county sells its property and other assets. Under the proposed law, which is being introduced by majority leader Larry Barmore (R-Gerry), the legislature would only need a simple majority vote to sell county-owned property. Currently a super-majority vote is needed.
The legislature also plans to revisit a resolution that calls for selling the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk to Altitude Health Services, Inc. of Chicago for the sum of $16.5 million. That resolution failed by just one vote when it was put up for a vote last month.
Lawmakers will also act on a motion calling on state lawmakers to repeal the 2013 NY SAFE Act, saying it violates a person’s constitution right to own a firearm. A large number of residents are also expected to be in attendance tonight to show their support for the motion prior to it being acted on.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the legislative Chamber in Mayville. It is open to the public.
In addition to busy voting agenda, county lawmakers tonight will also hear from County Executive Greg Edwards, who will deliver his 2013 State of the County address.
In this weeks Monday Morning Memo e-newsletter, Edwards said he will use the state of the county to outline accomplishments from 2012 and the challenges the county faces in the current year.
A copy of the 2013 State of the County Address will also be available online later this week at www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/departments/exec.