Supervisors OK three new jobs
WAMPSVILLE » The Madison County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday approved of the creation of three new positions.
At the request of the newly-elected sheriff, Todd Hood, the sheriff’s office will now have a full-time director of administrative services. The position will be responsible for the supervision and coordination of all fiscal affairs for the office.
County Administrator Mark Scimone said several other departments, like health and social services, have the same position. For the sheriff’s office specifically, the position will replace some
of the work that was being done by the assistant to the sheriff and will be split between fiscal operations and grant work. The starting salary for the position will range from $56,000 to $75,000, Scimone said.
After recommendations from the Bonadio Group as part of an efficiency study of the treasurer’s office, the board agreed to create two new positions within the county administrator’s office. Accounting, payroll and financial reporting functions will be transferred from the trea- surer’s office to the county administrator’s office and director of finance and deputy director of finance positions will be created.
The treasurer’s office will continue to be responsible for the county budget and tax collection and delinquencies matters. Six employees in payroll and accounting currently working in the treasurer’s office will move under the purview of the county administrator’s office.
A statewide search will be conducted for the director of finance position and will be filled with someone with governmental accounting experience, Scimone said. That position will come with a starting salary between $70,000 and $95,000. The deputy director is expected to be filled by one of the current deputy treasurers; the position will earn almost $60,000 – the same as the deputy treasurer’s current salary.
The board also approved of an agreement with the Oneida Indian Nation that will exchange use of the county’s communications system with the use of Nation-owned land. The Nation will allow the city of Oneida a right of way on property it owns in order to construct sewer infrastructure. In turn, the county will allow the Nation to utilize its interoperable communications system.
Oneida Supervisor Joe Magliocca commended Chairman John Becker for his work in securing the agreement, saying the arrangement will allow the Elm Street business park project to move forward.
The board also introduced a local law that will preclude employees of the county board of elections from running for public office. A public hearing on the local law is scheduled for the March 13th meeting. If enacted, the law would require any employees of the board of elections to resign if the run for office, as soon as their petition is filed with the board of elections.