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County-Manager Public Hearing Set For Dec. 4


Public Hearing

Set For Dec. 4

2 Informational Sessions Eyed

At Oneonta, County Courthouse

County Rep. Meg Kennedy discusses parameters of the county-manager job description with chair David Bliss during today’s county board meeting. They agreed on adding “preferably” to the job description to provide a wider ranger of applications. (Jim Kevlin/

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to

It’s all about envisioning a more successful Otsego County, then achieving it, county Rep. Andrew Marietta said today. In the background are county Reps. Farwell and Oberacker.

COOPERSTOWN — After the job description was expanded to widen the field of applicants, county board Chair David Bliss, R-Cooperstown/Town of Middlefield, today set a public hearing on creating a county-manager position for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The decision was an initiative by the board’s Administration Committee, chaired by county Rep. Meg Kennedy, R-Mount Vision, that has held a second meeting for the past 22 months to determine how best to craft a professional position to direct the $116 million government.

Before then, Kennedy said, she is organizing two public information sessions, one in Oneonta and the other at the county courthouse in Cooperstown, to allow citizens to get their questions answered. Dates to follow.

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