Home › AllOTSEGO › STATE BUDGET SLIDE SHOW STATE BUDGET SLIDE SHOW 04/07/2016 AllOTSEGO STATE BUDGET SLIDE SHOW Cooperstown Village Trustee Jim Dean is introduce by Mayor Herzig. County Rep. Len Carson, R-Oneonta, who also operates DC Marketing, the eletronic billboard company, asks about the impact of the new family-leave bill. Next to him are Otsego Now COO Elizabeth Horvath and county Rep. Kay Stuligross, D-Oneonta. Paul Patterson, director of Oneonta Public Transit, asks why state grants are announced, then it can take years for the money to be released. He has been waiting for money for new buses since Jan. 1, 2015. Republican John Salka, the Madison County supervisor running against Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, expresses particular concern about the minimum-wage hike on farmers. Looking a bit skeptical at the presentation are, from left, Rebecca Lloyd and Bob Harlem from Oneonta Block, Country Club Motors President Tom Armao, Bank of Cooperstown VP Christine Amos, and business consultant Laurie Zimniewicz. Huntington Memorial Library Director Tina Winstead turns as she listens to a questioner. Next to her is Troy Turley, president, Apple Converting, Oneonta. Terry Lifgren, Astrocom president/CEO, says the minium-wage hike will put electronics companies like his at a disadvantage. Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood reports he has asked the regional DOT director to coordinate upgrades to Route 23 on Southwide with the laying of pipes for the town’s two prospective water districts. At left is Mayor Herzig, who hosted state Veterans’ Affairs Director Eric Hesse, representing Governor Cuomo, today at Foothills. With a handshake, Mayor Herzig thanks Hesse for the presentation.