Multer will not seek chairman position in 2010

Dec 16, 2009 at 02:47 pm by Observer-Review


Multer will not seek chairman position in 2010

PENN YAN—Robert Multer has served as chairman of the Yates County Legislature since 1994, but during the Dec. 15 meeting of that group he announced he will not seek reelection to the post. Thanking the legislators for their support, Multer said he had been thinking about it during the last two years.
Multer has a long tenure with the county legislature, having served from 1974 until 1981, then again from 1992 until the present. Multer, who was reelected in November, said he expects to devote the same amount of time to the legislature as he has in the past. Legislator Donna Alexander said, “Thank you for your service all these years. We will miss your leadership.”
The reorganizational meeting will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 4, 2010. At that time a new chairman and vice-chairman will be elected. Taylor Fitch is currently vice-chairman.
In other business: Adopted town and county tax rates.
• Commended District Attorney Susan Lindenmuth who is retiring Dec. 31. The resolution read, in part, “She has served the citizens of Yates County with patience, understanding and courage based on personal ethics and integrity.”
• Following a public hearing, added 134 acres on Route 14A in the town of Milo owned by James R. Henderson to Yates County Agricultural District #1. Yates County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board reviewed the request and passed unanimously the inclusion of the parcel in Yates County Agricultural District #1.
• Reappointed Republican Election Commissioner Amy Daines for a term ending Dec. 31, 2011.
• Authorized purchase of a 2010 Half Ton pickup truck from Vision Ford at the low bid of $23,418.
• Fitch announced the proposal to locate the Finger Lakes Cultural and Natural History Museum at Keuka Lake State Park has been completed. The park is one of five sites in the region being considered. Fitch said, “I think we have a fair chance of getting it.”
The year-end meeting of the legislature will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 28. This will be followed by swearing-in ceremonies. The next regular meeting of the Yates County Legislature will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 11 in legislative chambers in the county office building on Liberty Street in Penn Yan.


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