County Board Will Consider Hiring Freezes

CLICK HERE AT 10 A.M. 5/6 TO WATCH MAY MEETING County Board Will Consider Hiring Freezes At Second May Meeting, Layoffs Will Be On Table By JIM KEVLIN • Special to COOPERSTOWN – Expecting at least a 20 percent cut in state aid and reimbursements, and perhaps as much as 50 percent, the county Board of Representatives is expected to act on hiring and overtime freezes at its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The meeting, as COVID-19 impacts…

26 Layoffs Balance County ’16 Budget

26 Layoffs Balance County ’16 Budget 7 Parttimers, 19 Fulltimers To Lose Jobs COOPERSTOWN – The $9.2 million gap in Otsego County’s proposed 2016 budget is closed. It took the layoffs of 19 full-time and 7 part-time county employees, slashing some services and raising property taxes by about $100,000 total, the maximum allowed under the state property tax cap. The layoffs, agreed on Friday, Nov. 6, by the county board’s Budget Review Committee and county Treasurer Dan Crowell, followed six weeks of…