Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 9:30 a.m.



Shaun Gillilland, Chairman

James Monty, Vice-Chairman


Chairman Gillilland called this Public Hearing to order at 9:30 a.m. with the following supervisors in attendance: Clayton Barber, Robin DeLoria, Derek Doty, Shaun Gillilland, Charles Harrington, Roy Holzer, Ken Hughes, Steve McNally, Tom Scozzafava, Matthew Stanley, Michael Tyler, Davina Winemiller, Meg Wood and Mark Wright.

Noel Merrihew and were absent.Stephanie DeZalia, Jim Monty and Joe Pete Wilson were excused.


Department heads present were:James Dougan, Judy Garrison, Michael Mascarenas and Daniel Palmer.


New media present:SUN Ė Tim Rowland.



GILLILLAND:I will call this public hearing to order and we will save the pledge for the next meeting, reading of the public notice please.


GARRISON:Notice of public hearing of proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2022.

Please take notice that the Essex County Board of Supervisors will hold and conduct a Public Hearing at the Supervisorsí Chambers at the Essex County Government Center, 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, New York on the 4th of April, 2022 at 9:30 a.m., on the proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2022 adopting a plan of apportionment of the Essex County Board of Supervisors based upon the 2020 United States Census pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law ß10, subdivision 1(ii) a (13).

Please take further notice that at said public hearing to be held at the time and place set forth above, the Essex County Board of Supervisors will consider this proposed Local Law and hear all persons interested therein concerning the same.

Please take further notice that a copy of the full text of such proposed Local Law No. #2 of 2022 may be obtained upon request from the Clerk of the Boardís Office, 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, New York 12932.

Judith A. Garrison, Clerk

Essex County Board of Supervisors

7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932

(518) 873-3353

Dated:March 10, 2022


GILLILLAND:We have no guests.Does any member of the board want to comment on this?


SCOZZAFAVA:I think weíre shy about twenty votes but Iíll let it go.No, but I do want to say I canít remember what year census it was but the county hired this out and it cost a fortune.So, I just want to commend, you know we did this in house and that saved a significant amount of money.


PALMER:Yeah, I think we paid, back when we did that it was about $25,000 so I mean, and I guess I want to publically say thank you to Warren County because they actually gave us the formula and Jonathan, my programmer is the one that did the calculations.Itís a pretty involved process every combination has to be determined so if like Tommy votes yes and everybody else votes no you have to calculate that scenario and then you have to calculate if a second person votes yes and everybody else votes no so you have those combinations run through and when your ultimately done you have to make sure that percentage of weighted vote is equal to the voting power within, not less than 2 points so thatís the numbers you see within those formulas is how that weighted vote population is determined and that based upon the Supreme Court ruling a long time ago that said, the Board of Supervisors is legal provide that everybody has an equal voting power based upon their population.


SCOZZAFAVA:You did a good job.


PALMER: Thank you.


GILLILLAND: Any further comments from the board, any members of the public?Being none, thank you.We are adjourned.


††††††††††† As there was no further discussion to come before this public hearing it was adjourned at 9:35 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Judith Garrison, Clerk

Board of Supervisors