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Jim Hoffman
By Jim Hoffman
Chairman, Wayne County Board of Supervisors

   The next County Board of Supervisors meeting is on Tuesday, July 19 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse, 26 Church Street in Lyons.
   But the August County Board of Supervisors meeting, on Monday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m., will be held at the Wayne County Fair Grounds in Palmyra. That date is also the opening day of the 156th Wayne County Fair. Last year was the first year the Board of Supervisors met at the Wayne County Fair Grounds. It is hoped that many of you will attend the meeting and get to see your county government at work.
   Opening ceremonies for the 2011 Wayne County Fair follow at 1 p.m. on Aug. 8, in front of Floral Hall. The Fair’s theme this year is “There is Magic in the Air at the Wayne County Fair.” You can find information about the County Fair schedule by visiting the website at www.waynecountyfair.org. I hope to see you there!

   Preparation of the 2012 county budget is about to commence. The Board of Supervisors has decreased the county tax rate each year since 2005.  The county tax rate in 2011 is $7.62 per thousand, down approximately 20% from the 2005 county tax rate of $9.54 per thousand. The tax levy, or the total taxes collected to support the 2011 budget, is $35,043,598,which is $5,486 less than the tax levy for 2010 budget.
   County Administrator Jim Marquette will present a proposed 2012 Wayne County budget to the Board of Supervisors prior to review by our standing committees, as in previous years. This will allow for input from Board members on the direction they would like to take once financial figures are presented to them.  Standing committees will then schedule budget reviews with county departments. 
   Last summer, it was announced that the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Board of Directors intended to open an “Immediate Care” service at the former Myers Community in Hospital in Sodus. The Hospital has filed a “Certificate of Need” with New York State for approval to open a pilot “Immediate Care” service this summer.  However, the State has thus far only acknowledged the request; approval to move forward has not been received.
   The Hospital’s Board of Directors is disappointed that approval has not been received in order to allow for the time needed to recruit and select staff to operate a facility this summer.   The goal of the Board of Directors is to provide quality care and access to all residents of Wayne County. Accordingly, the Board of Directors will continue to work with the State and will review the program for 2012. Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is undertaking a multi-year New Emergency Department/Major Modernization Project at the Newark Campus to provide better emergency care and outpatient services to Wayne County and all area residents. 


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3 Comments to "Wayne County Supervisors -- Chairman's Report for July 2011"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    The preceding was an unpaid political announcement

    Posted on Thu Jul 07, 06:23:00 AM EDT

  2. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    The Ghost Town Gunfighters show that will be at the Wayne County Fair this year looks neat!

    Posted on Thu Jul 07, 10:13:00 AM EDT

  3. Anonymous Said,

    It is nice that the Board of Supervisors is making an effort to be more public with the citizens of Wayne County by bringing the meeting to a very large group of people.

    Posted on Fri Jul 15, 04:08:00 PM EDT


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