Ahead of opening his Oneonta office on Thursday, Feb. 7, Congressman Antonio Delgado, D-19, met with members of Otsego County’s small business community at Hartwick College’s Shineman Chapel this afternoon. “I’m best equipped as your advocate when I have spoken to you” he told, seated from left, Michelle Catan, Small Business Development Center director; Jill Morgan-Meek, owner, Transitions Boutique; Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky, and developer Ed May. The discussion was hosted by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, and earlier that afternoon, Delgado spoke with the Leatherstocking Young Farmers. At right, Jason Tabor, Principal Financial Group of Cooperstown and President, Friends of Bassett, engages Delgado on his thoughts about solving the county’s housing crisis. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Unable To Agree, Fire Commissioners
Table Dissolution. But For How Long?
By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – The Town of Oneonta Fire District lives to see another day.
With a motion on the table to dissolve the fire district, Fire Commission chair Johna Peachin moved to table it at the end of a stormy meeting this evening.
The tabling passed unanimously, delaying action on dissolving for now – but for how long?
The commission has been in negotiations with the city for over two years on renewing a fire contract that expired at the end of 2016; state Supreme Court Judge Michael V. Coccoma imposed a two-year extension to allow coverage to continue while negotiations continues.
The contract enables the city’s professional Oneonta Fire Department to provide coverage to the town, primarily Southside and the east and west ends.
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – With 82 votes for Al Rubin and 83 votes for Michelle Catan, the two join Johna Peachin, Ron Peters and Fred Volpe on the Town of Oneonta Fire Commission.
Voter turnout was higher than normal in an election that can attract results in the single digits, with both candidates supporting paid fire protection from the City of Oneonta.