Otsego County looking to add county administrator position

If approved, the County Administrator would be responsible for the day to day operations of Otsego County.

Posted: Nov 19, 2019 11:15 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2019 10:20 AM

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The Otsego County Board of Representatives have proposed a law that would establish a county administrator position.

On Tuesday, a public information session was held by the board’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee to answer questions from the public regarding the county administrator position.

If approved, the county administrator would be responsible for the day to day operations of Otsego County.

Meg Kennedy, chair of the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, said the administrator would also assist the board with short and long term capital and fiscal planning.

“The committee came to the decision that the county would be better positioned strategically to have someone on the ground taking care of things day today, and creating long-term plans for how to best meet the challenges that are definitely coming down the road with aging infrastructure in terms of buildings and highways.”

If the law is passed, the county administrator would be appointed by the Board of Representatives and serve for a term of three years.

A public hearing on the proposed law is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the County Office Building.
The law would take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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