document-request rules need technology upgrade PDF Print E-mail
Written by DENISE A. RAYMO, Staff Writer   
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

MALONE — Plans are being made to revise Franklin County's regulations on requests for documents and information, since they haven't been updated since 1976.
County Manager James Feeley said electronic transmission of the proper paperwork through e-mail are technology changes that "were not even contemplated" back then, which makes rewriting the rules necessary.
County legislators were asked to review a draft document and suggest changes before their next meeting on April 19.
In other business, the County Legislature:

  • Appointed fellow Legislator Timothy Burpoe (D-Saranac Lake) as its representative on the Adirondack Park Aquatic Nuisance Species Committee.
  • Abolished positions that were no longer part of the county government, including a public defender for the southern end of the county; a Family Law public defender and the secretary attached to that office; a deputy commissioner of Social Services; a pharmacist; a clerk in the Personnel Office; a project coordinator; deputy director of the Real Property Tax Office; a legal secretary to the district attorney; and a 60-percent-paid Social Services attorney.
  • Appointed John Carr to a three-year term on the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board.
  • Appointed Ben Peets of Tupper Lake to a three-year term on the Franklin County Empire Zone Administrative Board.
  • Set a public hearing for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, to take comments on whether one application should be approved or denied for a landowner's inclusion in the Franklin County Agricultural District.
  • Contracted to receive $36,297 plus utilities from the State Office of General Services for lease of the office space occupied by the State Department of Labor at the OneWorkSource Center on Finney Boulevard.



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