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By Jim Hoffman
Chairman, Wayne County Board of Supervisors

   The 2011 Board of Supervisor’s Organizational Meeting was held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.  I am very pleased to announce that I was unanimously re-elected as Chairman of the Board. Other appointments to the Board included Clerk of the Board, Mrs. Sandy Sloane, and Deputy Clerk of the Board, Mrs. Debbie Liseno. 
   As I begin my sixth term as Chairman, I very much look forward to working with my fellow Supervisors and the county workforce to address the upcoming challenges that we in county government will face in 2011. 

   The Standing Committees and Committee Chairs for 2011 are as follows:  Finance – Macedon Supervisor Bill Hammond; Public Safety – Walworth Supervisor Bob Plant; Public Works – Sodus Town Supervisor Steve Leroy; Economic Development and Planning – Butler Supervisor Dave Spickerman; Government Operations – Rose Supervisor Lucinda Collier; Health and Medical Services – Wolcott Supervisor Kim Park; and Human Services – Huron Supervisor Laurie Crane.
   At the last Board meeting of 2010 Public Defender Ronald Valentine was recognized as he retired after completing over 40 years of distinguished service to Wayne County.  Mr. Valentine’s replacement is James Kernan, who has been in the Public Defender’s Office since 1983 and most recently was the First Assistant Public Defender.
   Retiring Election Commissioners Jack Bailey and Dick Clark were also recognized for their 12 and 9 years of service respectively. Mark Alquist was appointed to replace Jack Bailey and Marjorie Bridson was appointed to replace Dick Clark. The service of the retiring Commissioners is appreciated. I congratulate the new appointees. 
   On the third Friday of each month at approximately 8:10 a.m., I am interviewed by Dr. Rus Jeffrey of Radio Station WACK 1420 AM over the telephone regarding county issues.  Dr. Rus usually selects the topics. This is an opportunity to better inform the public of issues currently before the Board of Supervisors and I encourage people to tune in. I appreciate WACK 1420 radio allowing time for this in their programming 
   As a reminder, as of January 1, 2011, recyclable materials are handled by private refuse haulers whether by curbside pick up or drop off.  You can contact one of the haulers in Wayne County to see what services are available. There are currently thirteen (13) solid waste collection companies operating in Wayne County. The Western Finger Lakes Solid Waste Authority will continue to operate the Wayne County Materials Recovery Facility (MRF- recycling building) on State Route 88 in Arcadia. You can drop off recyclable materials there at no charge if that is convenient for you. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

   The members of the Board of Supervisors remain committed in 2011 to trying to hold the line on taxes and will continue to try to reduce the cost of county government. The 2011 county tax rate decreased a little and the tax levy for 2011 was slightly reduced. We will continue to try to lower the tax burden and make our county attractive for economic growth and development.


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