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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.

Planning Board Sets Public Hearing On T-Mobile Key Bank Installation

Planning Board Sets Public Hearing

On T-Mobile Key Bank Installation

Cooperstown Planning Board member Joe Membrino, foreground, grills T-Mobile attorney Matthew Kerwin about a transmission installation proposed for the top of the Key Bank building.  Others, clockwise from lower right, are board members Richard Blabey, Membrino, David Perlman, chairman Gene Berman and Mikal Sky-Shroesbury, and Zoning Enforcement Officer Jane Gentile.  (Patrick Wager/

By PATRICK WAGER • Special to

COOPERSTOWN – The village Planning Board this afternoon set a public hearing for 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Village Hall on the proposed placement of a T-Mobile installation on the roof of the Main Street Key Bank building.

At today’s meeting, discussion covered the same issues reviewed by the Zoning Board of Appeals last.

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