MAYVILLE – During Wednesday’s Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, lawmakers also approved an emergency resolution that will provide $170,000 to county home employees through sick pay they were contracted to receive but will be unable to ever use.
The sick pay benefit was part of the contract between the county and the CSEA union that represents the county home employees. Because the county home is being sold to VestraCare, the employees will not have the opportunity to utilize the remaining sick pay in their contract. As a result, county lawmakers agreed to provide the $170,000, which will be split among those workers who had not used their maximum amount of sick time.
The resolution passed 17 to 1 with Fredonia’s Bob Scudder voting against the measure. Legislator George Borello was absent from the meeting.