According to the Jamestown Post-Journal, one of the major changes is to the Intergovernmental Transfer Program for the Chautauqua County Home – also known as the IGT funding. Bemus Point Legislator and current county executive candidate Vince Horrigan suggested that the IGT funding be removed from the budget with the majority of the committee agreeing to the removal.
Another change to the budget was a reduction in funding to the Office for the Aging by $250,000. The County Executive’s budget had called for an increase of $500,000 in funding for that department so the change by the committee was essentially cut that funding increase in half. A third recommendation was to add two probation officers to the office of probation. The recommendation passed unanimously in committee.
All recommendations from the committee will go to the legislature’s audit and control committee next week. Budget deliberations in other committees will continue throughout this week in Mayville.