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Stuligross

With 4 New Members Due, County Board In Transition

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OF TODAY’S DECEMBER MEETING

With 4 New Members Due,

County Board In Transition

County Rep. Kay Stuligross, D-Oneonta, delivers her valedictory today at her last regular meeting on the Otsego County Board of Representatives. She and county Rep. Jim Powers, R-Butternuts, are retiring at the end of the year. Stuligross, Powers and two other departing reps, Len Carson and Craig Gelbsman, both Oneonta Republicans, were praised in resolutions passed by their colleagues. Incoming reps are Danny Lapin, Adrienne Martini and Liz Shannon of Oneonta, and Michele Farwell of Gilbertsville. (Video by Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Colleagues Reject Stuligross Bid To Shift Meetings To Evenings

Colleagues Reject Stuligross Idea

Of Shifting Meetings To Evenings

Stuligross
Stuligross

COOPERSTOWN – Kay Stuligross’ perhaps quixotic effort to move county board meetings from mornings to evenings was stopped short at the county Board of Representatives reorganizational meeting today.

The Oneonta Democrat made the motion to change the monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to a time between 5 and 7.  The motion required a two-thirds vote, but receive support from only four of the 14 reps.  Ten voted no.

In making the motion, Stuligross reasoned that the morning meeting prevented people who work for a living from running for the county board.  Also, evening meetings would be easier for the working public to attend.

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STATE APPROVED COUNTY SALE OF OTSEGO MANOR TO INVESTOR

STATE APPROVES COUNTY SALE

OF OTSEGO MANOR TO INVESTOR

Kay Stuligross
Kay Stuligross

COOPERSTOWN – The state Department of Health has approved a “certificate of need,” the final hurdle to completing the sale of Otsego Manor, the county nursing home, to Focus Ventures of Rockland County.

County Rep. Kay Stuligross, D-Oneonta, who chairs the Otsego Manor Committee, received word at mid-morning today.

“We don’t know yet when we will be able to close,” said said. “A lot has to happen first in addition to the sprinklers simply in closing one business and starting a new one seamlessly.”

The county board learned at its monthly meeting Wednesday that the Manor’s sprinkler system had failed an inspection, and it would have to be replaced at an estimated $70,000.

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