222ND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Monday, January 4, 2021

 

 

J. GARRISON, CLERK OF THE BOARD: Good morning and welcome. I would like to call this 222nd organizational session to order. Please stand for the salute to the flag. Thank you. I would like to call on the County Clerk, Joseph Provoncha to please to give the invocation.

 

PROVONCHA: Dear heavenly father, as the Board of Supervisors re-organizes for the year 2021 send to the board compassion, wisdom, strength and courage as they face another year with the corona virus overshadowing every decision. We thank you for the guidance and the wisdom you gave for the board when Covid became a part of our lives in 2020, because of the leadership of the Chairman of the Board and Manager and other officers you gave to this county our number of people affected was low. Keep the people of Essex County safe, bring an end to the virus. Look out for the disadvantaged, inspire us to be your hands to help others and we ask this through your sacred and precious name. Amen.

 

GARRISON: Thank you Joe. I will now call the roll for the 2021 Board of Supervisors.

 

PRESENT: Clayton Barber - Town of Chesterfield

Charles Harrington - Town of Crown Point

Noel Merrihew - Town of Elizabethtown

Kenneth Hughes - Town of Essex

Archie Depo - Town of Jay

Joe Pete Wilson - Town of Keene

James Monty - Town of Lewis

Stephen McNally - Town of Minerva

Thomas Scozzafava - Town of Moriah

Robin DeLoria - Town of Newcomb

Jay Rand - Town of North Elba

Stephanie DeZalia - Town of North Hudson

Jeffrey Subra - Town of Schroon

Davina Winemiller - Town of St. Armand

Joseph Giordano - Town of Ticonderoga

Michael Tyler - Town of Westport

Shaun Gillilland - Town of Willsboro

Roy Holzer - Town of Wilmington

 

Department Heads virtually in attendance: Michael Diskin, James Dougan, Judith Garrison, Krissy Leerkes, Michael Mascarenas, Sue Montgomery-Corey, Daniel Palmer, Joseph Provoncha, David Reynolds, Heather Sheehan and Kristy Sprague.

Also in attendance: Chelsea Merrihew, Dina Garvey, Daniel Tedford, Max Thwaits, Win Belanger and Margaret Bartley.

 

News Media: Tim Rowland - Sun Community News.

 

GARRISON: Thank you. I will now call the nominations for the 2021 temporary Chairman of the Board.

 

HARRINGTON: Madam Clerk, I would like to move the name of Thomas Scozzafava, as temporary Chairman for 2021.

 

MERRIHEW: I will second that.

 

GARRISON: Thank you. Mr. Harrington moves the name of Mr. Scozzafava, seconded by Mr. Merrihew. Are there other nominations?

 

DEPO: I move the nominations be closed and the Clerk cast one ballot for Mr. Scozzafava as Temporary Chairman.

 

DELORIA: I will second that.

 

GARRISON: All those in favor, opposed carried. Mr. Scozzafava you may take your oath of office and please sign your oath in front of a notary and the camera.

 

PROVONCHA: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me

 

SCOZZAFAVA: I, Thomas Scozzafava, do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York and I will faithfully discharge the duties of Temporary Chairman for the Essex County Board Supervisors according to the best of my ability. Thank you. I will now sign my oath. I have my town clerk here with me to notarize it. So the first order of business is to adopt the rules and regulations that will govern this board for 2021.

 

RESOLUTION # 1 - ADOPTING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ESSEX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Giordano, seconded by Mrs. DeZalia and adopted upon a roll-call vote as follows:

AYES: 2921 votes

NOES: 0 votes

ABSENT: 0 votes

 

SCOZZAFAVA: At this time I would like to present the name of Shaun Gillilland, Supervisor from the Town of Willsboro for our Chairman for 2021. Supervisor Gillilland has done an excellent job during these unprecedented times for this board and our county. He has provided this body and our constituents and our employees with information that changes by the hour during this very difficult year. His leadership during this past year has been truly transparent and he has worked with our County Manager and all of our Department heads and with Public Health to help guide us through this storm. Can I please have a second for the nomination of Shaun Gillilland to be our Chairman for the year 2021?

WILSON: I would be proud to second Mr. Gillillands nomination.

 

GARRISON: Seconded by Mr. Wilson. Are there other nominations?

 

DEZALIA: I move the nominations be closed and the Clerk cast one ballot for Mr. Gillilland as the 2021 Chairman of the Board.

 

GARRISON: Can we get a second please?

 

BARBER: I will second.

 

SCOZZAFAVA: All in favor, opposed carried.

 

GARRISON: Mr. Gillilland you may take your oath of office and please sign in front of the camera.

 

PROVONCHA: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me

 

GILLILLAND: I, Shaun Gillilland, do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York and I will faithfully discharge the duties of Chairman for the Essex County Board Supervisors according to the best of my ability. Thank you.

 

PROVONCHA: Congratulations Chairman.

 

GILLILLAND: I will now call the nominations for the 2021 Vice-Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors.

 

TYLER: I would love to move the name of Mr. Monty in nomination for the 2021 Vice-Chairman again, during these unprecedented times Jim has proven time and time again to be there when we needed him. Hes done an outstanding job thats why I am nominating him right now.

 

GILLILLAND: Thank you. Moved by Mr. Tyler

 

GIORDANO: I will second that nomination.

 

GILLILLAND: Thank you. Seconded by Mr. Giordano. Are there any other nominations?

 

SUBRA: I move that the nominations be closed for the 2021 Vice-Chairman of the Board.

 

HOLZER: Id like to second that.

 

GILLILLAND: Moved and seconded. All in favor, opposed carried. Mr. Monty can you take your oath of office and sign in front of a notary on the camera.

 

PROVONCHA: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me

 

MONTY: I, James Monty, do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York and I will faithfully discharge the duties of Vice-Chairman for the Essex County Board Supervisors according to the best of my ability. Thank you. I am now signing my oath in front of my clerk. Well duly notarize and well get it to you Judy.

 

GARRISON: Thank you.

 

GILLILLAND: Thank you Mr. Monty. Would you like to make a few remarks?

 

MONTY: Thank you. I first off want to thank all the supervisors for showing their confidence in me to go as Vice-Chairman but I do want to echo about what Tom said about Shaun. Shaun has done a heck of a job, leading us through this pandemic and I cannot think of anyone better suited to continue leading Essex County into the future and I am very proud to serve under Shaun. Thank you.

 

GILLILLAND: Thank you Jim and I will say that working with Jim is a true pleasure. He is a great support, a tremendous ear to bounce things and an energizer bunny when things need to be done. I am truly blessed and lucky to have Jim as my executive officer, as it were. So thank you Jim for your service and I look forward to the next year.

I want to say thank you so much to the board for their confidence in me being able to continue to serve in this position. It is absolutely a wonderful and true honor. I also want to thank all the department heads and particularly Dan Palmer and the leadership of Essex County and all the employees of Essex County. We are going through one heck of a time that is challenging, that can be very frustrating but you know, in comfort thereof is were doing the right thing, and were the right team at the right time. And particularly to you, all my colleagues it is, you know, I cant think of a better team to get us through and the proof is, I think, you know in the results that weve had the last year in that, we have come out in this last year in good economic shape, and good financial shape in the county. We didnt have to lay off any employees. We are looking forward in fiscally healthy and the county, our citizens and relatives have been relatively healthier than any other county in the rest of the state. Were not, you know, were sailing and were not in crisis. I think one comfort too, if you take a look at, this is the 222nd Board of Supervisors, originally established in 1799, there is no challenge that were enduring that has not been endured by our forbearers and we, this team is up for the challenge going forward. Im going to ask you to forgive my analogy and metaphor. Ive spent most of my professional career at sea on ships. The analogy is we are in a war, in a war with Covid but in sailing ships at sea the only difference between sailing ships in wartime and ships in peacetime is that in wartime there is an additional danger. We still have to get by the rocks, and we have to get by the reefs and the shoals. We have to watch out for collisions, storms, mechanical breakdowns, mutinies, pirates every other type of threat there is out there plus the addition of having to sail and warn. So, my message on this is yes, were going to win this war. Were going to get through these vaccinations this year. This will be over but we have still got to sail the ship by all the recent Shoals that we encounter in every day and every year governing of Essex County so we cant lose sight of everything else weve got to do as a county. And we have to basically as we recover from what is now I guess I would say you know this pandemic and this economic cataclysm that has hit us we have to make sure we double focus keeping our residents safe and moving forward. Theres lots and lots of projects that were placed you know, when we went to general quarters the things that we were doing we had to lay aside, the State had to lay aside but weve got to lead our way out of it and Ill speak of a few of them and I jotted these down very quickly. So we have Frontier Town, the Moriah Hydro Project, the World University Games, Broadband expansion, dangerous dog housing. We have to get this County EMS system up and running. We have to execute our space and facilities plan, the Fairgrounds and Cornell Building, the Essex County Fish Hatchery water, we have to get the Essex ferry back, sewer and water projects in all of our towns, hiker shuttles, ski shuttles, the bridges of Chesterfield; like the Bridges of Madison County, but the bridges of Chesterfield, railroads of Newcomb and Minerva, the future of our school resource officers, the future of the IP Mill in Ticonderoga, the increase requirements how are we going to handle all the phosphorus requirements for our sewer plants throughout the county. Continuing our services consolidation and all this in a fiscal environment from the state, will there be no grants and theyre going to keep our money from us so our challenges are there. Weve got to get through it. We will get through it. We are the only ones responsible for sailing this ship and we will arrive safely in port, this time next year. I would say that theres no better team out there than this Board of Supervisors, these department heads and this leadership in this county to do it. I am very proud to serve with you and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for your confidence in me. Thank you.

At this time, I would like to honor our recently retired State Senator, Betty Little. Betty, are you on? Okay, Betty was, I talked to her about being on here she was on her way to Florida, a well-deserved break and she intended to be down there for several weeks so she may, I sent her the link but I guess she wasnt able to get on or cant talk to me but I would like to take the time, if you dont mind, to read the proposed endorsed proclamation in appreciation in honor of Betty Little.

The following resolution was offered by Supervisor Scozzafava, who moved its adoption.

Upon the recommendation of the Finance Committee, with the approval of the Ways and Means Committee of this Body, and the same appearing proper and necessary.

WHEREAS, effective government depends upon those individuals who dedicate their time and talent to public service; and

WHEREAS, Senator Elizabeth OC. Little has exhibited the rare characteristics of leadership, commitment to the public good, humility, hard work and pragmatism throughout her long career as a public servant; and

WHEREAS, Senator Elizabeth OC. Little began her career as a member of the Warren County Board of Supervisors and the Supervisor of the Town of Queensbury in 1986; then as the New York State Assemblywoman for Assembly District 109 from 1995 through 2002; and for 9 terms, as the New York State Senator for the 45th Senate District which comprises Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Warren and parts of St. Lawrence and Washington Counties; and

WHEREAS, throughout her tenure, Senator Elizabeth OC. Little has contributed greatly to the betterment of all of her constituencies, including Essex County and all of its residents, through her years of tireless and selfless public service; and

WHEREAS, throughout her political career, Senator Elizabeth OC. Little has served with honor and distinction, and with purpose, always adhering to her personal convictions even when politically unpopular and never shirking from making tough decisions; and

WHEREAS, during her tenure, Senator Little adroitly operated as a savvy and skilled politician while, at the same time, was grounded in reality recognizing the delicate balance that politics plays in the lives of the people she represented; and

WHEREAS, Elizabeth OC. Little selflessly devoted herself to improving state, county and town government efficiency and in promoting the best interests of her constituency, including the people of Essex County and its townships; and

WHEREAS, Elizabeth OC. Little was a true friend and public service to the people of Essex County, never failing to advance and provide for county interests whether they be local, statewide or on a national level; and

WHEREAS, the members of this Board of Supervisors wish to extend their appreciation to Senator Elizabeth OC. Little for her contributions and accomplishments while in office, her hard work and dedication to the County of Essex, as well as her friendship.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Essex County Board of Supervisors, its Clerk of the Board, County Manager and County Attorney, hereby extend their deepest appreciation to Elizabeth OC. Little for long, outstanding, dedicated and exemplary service to the people of Essex County during her many years of public service; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of this Board, Clerk of the Board, County Manager and County Attorney send their best wishes to Elizabeth OC. Little and wish her good luck in her future endeavors.

This resolution was unanimously seconded and adopted.

I know that if emulation of Betty Littles service and the way she conducted business is something that would do well for all of us to follow.

We will now swear in the County Manager, Dan Palmer.

 

PROVONCHA: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me

 

PALMER: I, Daniel Palmer, do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York and I will faithfully discharge the duties of Essex County Manager to the best of my ability. Thank you.

I would just like to announce that Michael Mascarenas again will be my Deputy County Manager. We will sort out that oath, we can do that. I just want to say that Mike has a tremendous amount of work as DSS Commissioner but he has been right there for me particularly this year and I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude for what he does. He does allow me to take a break and he does a tremendous job and Im pleased once again to have him as my Deputy. Thank you.

 

MONTY: Thank you Dan.

 

GILLILLAND: We will now move into resolutions.

 

RESOLUTION #2 AUTHORIZING COMPENSATION FOR THE SUPERVISORS OF ESSEX COUNTY.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Scozzafava, seconded by Mr. Tyler and adopted upon a roll-call vote as follows:

AYES: 2921 votes

NOES: 0 votes

ABSENT: 0 votes

 

RESOLUTION #3 DESIGNATING OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR 2021.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Giordano, seconded by Mr. Monty and adopted.

 

RESOLUTION #4 ORDERING THE CONFINEMENT OF DOGS TO PROTECT THE DEER HERD.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Monty, seconded by Mr. Barber and adopted.

 

RESOLUTION #5 ADOPTING AN INVESTMENT POLICY AND DESIGNATING DEPOSITORIES FOR COUNTY FUNDS.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Scozzafava, seconded by Mr. Giordano and adopted upon a roll-call vote as follows:

AYES: 2810 votes

NOES: 0 votes

ABSENT: 0 votes

ABSTAIN: 111 votes (Monty)

 

MONTY: I will abstain due to my wifes employment by Champlain National Bank.

 

RESOLUTION #6 PURSUANT TO REAL PROEPRTY TAX LAW 554 AND 556 DELEGATING TO THE ESSEX COUNTY AUDITOR THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE CORRECTIONS TO THE TAX ROLLS OF NOT MORE THAN $2,500.00, AND THE PAYMENT OF REFUNDS DUE AS A RESULT OF SUCH CORRECTIONS.

This resolution was moved by Mrs. DeZalia, seconded by Mr. Rand and adopted upon a roll-call vote as follows:

AYES: 2921 votes

NOES: 0 votes

ABSENT: 0 votes

 

RESOLUTION #7 OF ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE ESSEX COUNTY PURCHASING POLICY AND ALL PROCEDURES RELATED THERETO AND AUTHORIZATION OF THE CONTINUED USE THEROF.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Merrihew, seconded by Mr. Hughes and adopted.

 

RESOLUTION #8 OF ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE ESSEX COUNTY PERSONNEL POLICY AND ALL PROCEDURES RELATED THERETO AND AUTHORIZATION OF THE CONTINUED USE THEROF.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Tyler, seconded by Mr. Rand and adopted.

 

GILLILLAND: Discussion?

 

MONTY: Yes, Shaun, I know weve been pretty busy with Covid and everything but I really hope this is the year that we can finally get our update to our personnel policy in place. I know weve got a million other things on our plates but I think its overdue, thank you.

 

GILLILLAND: I was briefed this morning by the Deputy County Attorney that hes making progress on working on that at this time so it is moving. It is not sitting cold and in an inbox.

 

MONTY: Thank you.

 

GILLILLAND: Your welcome. Further discussion? Being none, all in favor, opposed carries.

 

RESOLUTION #9 OF CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSEPH A. PROVONCHA LONGEST SERVING COUNTY CLERK IN NEW YORK STATE.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Merrihew seconded, unanimously and adopted.

 

GILLILLAND: Mr. Provoncha was here a few minutes ago but I see now he is back in electronic status. So Joe, you are now the senior County Clerk in the State of New York which makes us very proud but I would like to take the opportunity right now, also to read something. This is from the Congressional record of the 116th Congress, honoring Joseph A. Provoncha the most senior County Clerk in New York State for his longtime service to New Yorkers.

Ms. Stefanik of New York: Madam Speaker I rise today to honor Joseph A. Provoncha for his service, and dedication to his community as the most senior County Clerk in New York State. Joseph took office January 1, 1992, as Essex County Clerk. He was elected to his eighth term in 2019. Joseph is now the most senior County Clerk in New York State, and throughout his career, he has held a variety of different positions in addition to his roles, County Clerk, Agent and Agent for the DMV Commissioner. These include records management officer, Commissioner of Jurors, Commissioner of Youth Services and has been recognized many times throughout his prominent career, being presented with the Liberty Bell Award by the Essex County Bar Association 1997and in 2014, the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York State Association of County Clerks in 2001. The William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for the New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust in 2018. He was named Clerk of the Year in 1996. Officially served as the Association President of the New York State Association of County Clerks in 2000 and has been serving as Recording Secretary since 2006. Josephs exemplary service is a testament of character for North Country neighbors. In his role he has ensured anyone who walks into the Essex County Clerks office leaves with their questions answered and problems solved. Theres a long-term dedication to his role as County Clerk to serve the community very well and he has spent his career assisting others navigate the complexities of bureaucracy. On behalf of New Yorks 21st District Id like to thank Joseph for his dedication to serving his community and I congratulate him for reaching this significant milestone. Elise M. Stefanik.

This was entered in the Congressional Record Translation System. Congratulations Joe.

Is there any other business to come before this organizational meeting of the Board of Supervisors? Judy, do we have one from the floor?

 

GARRISON: I have not received anything else.

 

PALMER: We did need a resolution Jim Monty I think you talked about this, the establishment of the three coroner zones?

 

MONTY: Yes. Yeah, sorry about that Dan. With our third Coroner coming on duty January 1st, once hes got his paperwork in which Im not sure if he has got all of it yet done we decided in talking with Dan Manning and Shaun and myself we would split the county into six areas. Mr. I believe is it Hendricks, Dan?

 

GILLILLAND: Heidrick

 

MONTY: He will be covering the northern part of Essex County, Mr. Heald will be covering central Essex County and Ms. Valentine will be covering the southern end of the county each individual having six communities but again, it goes back to the closest car concept if one is not available and thats basically all it is until next year when we have elected two coroners then we will go back to this 50/50 split.

 

PALMER: Just for clarification, were establishing a resolution to divide the zones up by, Jay Heald would have Elizabethtown, Westport, Willsboro, Essex, Keene and Lewis. Kellie Valentine would have Moriah, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, North Hudson, Schroon Lake and Minerva and Jerod would have Chesterfield, Jay, Wilmington, St. Armand, North Elba and Newcomb.

 

SCOZZAFAVA: Can I ask a question? Dan, hows that break down population wise?

 

PALMER: Im not sure. Jim, do you know exactly what we ended up with that?

 

MONTY: I dont know the exact numbers but its fairly close. Jerod has a few less. Kellies and Jays are pretty similar when you take North Elba in the North and Moriah and Ti in the South Kellie might actually have a few more.

 

PALMER: The other thing to remember though, is the local law still provides that the closest car concept or the closest individual still applies. If dispatch calls, if someone is not there, then in their particular zones, the closest responder would be the one that would actually come irrespective of how the zones are laid out.

 

SCOZZAFAVA: Thank you.

 

GILLILLAND: Do I have a motion? Moved by Mr. Monty, second by Mr. Rand.

 

RESOLUTION #10 PROVIDING CLARIFICATION AND DIRECTION AS TO THE CLOSEST CAR CONCEPT WITH RESPECT TO THE DEPLOYMENT BY DISPATCH OF COUNTY CORONERS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CORONERS ZONES.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Monty, seconded by Mr. Rand and adopted.

 

GILLILLAND: Discussion? Being none, all in favor, opposed carries. From the board is there any other business to come before us?

 

HARRINGTON: Mr. Gillilland I have something in regards to the Presidential ordination. Are you hearing me?

 

GILLILLAND: I am.

 

HARRINGTON: My grandson was contacted yesterday by the Director and Developer of the Presidential ordination. It stated that he had been instructed by President elect Biden to contact Brayden first and invite him to be a part of the ordination. Brayden has been given an assignment to read a segment from a previous Presidential ordination speech. I interrupted him and told him that I hope that he was going to be reading a part from John F. Kennedys ordination speech and Brayden said yes, he was. And my second comment was I hope you are reading the segment that says, Ask not what your country can do you for you but what you can do for your country. And Braydens response was, how did you know that? I had stated that you are the representative of American youth and you have demonstrated your perseverance and success with your personal concerns and are an inspiration to all the citizens of America and I cant be more proud of him. Thank you for your time.

 

GILLILLAND: Thank you Charlie. I appreciate that and we look forward to viewing that in the inauguration, that would be great. Thank you so much.

 

HARRINGTON: Thanks.

 

GILLILLAND: I propose that we pass a resolution to your grandson, Charlie. Its Brayden Harrington?

 

HARRINGTON: Yes, Brayden Harrington.

 

RESOLUTION #11 OF CONGRATULATIONS TO BRAYDEN HARRINGTON UPON BEING INVITED TO SPEAK AT PRESIDENT-ELECT JOSEPH R. BIDENS INAUGURATION.

This resolution was moved by Mr. Giordano, seconded unanimously and adopted.

 

GILLILLAND: Any more from the board? Being none, I would like to give the courtesy of the floor to our District Attorney, Kristy Sprague at this time.

 

SPRAGUE: Thank you Chairman Gillilland. I just want to congratulate Betty on her retirement. Very well deserved. Betty has been a great supporter not only of mine but my colleagues throughout the State and has been a great supporter of law enforcement in general and she will be greatly missed.

Joe, where do I even start? Congratulations. Your dedication to our county and our State is beyond words and this award reflects your great commitment to all of us, not just our county but us individually and I appreciate your friendship and your camaraderie and your laughs at times because you keep my sense of humor going.

I also want to congratulate Chairman Gillilland and Vice-Chairman Monty and County Manager Palmer and Mike Mascarenas Deputy Manager you are always there when I need you and I appreciate your camaraderie as well, as well as your support. This is not an easy job, but you all, as an entire board make it so much easier and I always when I go before you, you are always are willing to listen and I appreciate that.

So I also want to thank Chairman Gillilland for giving me this opportunity to speak to you this morning and I will be short, I promise. I think its very important, its important to me to announce to you all first, that I am formally announcing my re-election campaign. Im honored and humbled to be heading into 23 years of prosecution, believe it or not. Half of that career as your County District Attorney. Last year was probably the most challenging professionally, I think, for myself, as well as probably for you as well. Being in a leadership role you can all appreciate the need to have the experience and the knowledge to deal with the issues that face our offices daily and we must remain vigilant and I think all of us have. As Chairman Gillilland said, we have a great team, our department heads are wonderful. The board works together and when I hear and get feedback from other counties and other DAs I can truly tell you that you guys support me more than any other I think legislature does for any other DA, and I think you need to hear that because its important.

Bail and discovery reform they gave my office a lot of obstacles and hurdles but I think my team, through our dedication, our tireless work effort, as well as working with the Office of Court Administration, have been allowed to keep our cases moving as quickly and as effectively as we can. Covid just added to more obstacles as you know, and were dealing with all of that on top of everything else. We have a lot of people retiring, some moving into other position and jobs so we have a lot going on over here but I just wanted to let you all know that I am running again and Im hoping that you all will support me in my journey to pursue another term as DA. Nothing would make me more honored and proud to have your unanimous support and possibly an endorsement and for those of you who would like to speak to me more in general, I know a lot of you I deal with personally and I know you call me and you email me and text me and for those of you that have any issues about policies, or anything in general thats going on in your community feel free, Im readily available. I know with Covid it makes it a little more difficult but Im always available by phone, text, email however you choose to contact me. But I just wanted to thank you all again for your support. I look forward to working with all of you in the new year. Please stay healthy, safe and hopefully better days are ahead. Thank you.

 

GILLILLAND: Thank you Madam, District Attorney.

 

MONTY: Thank you Kristy.

 

GILLILLAND: Anything else to come before this board this morning? In this new year of 2021? The new dawn, the new age. Being none, we are adjourned.

 

As there was no further discussion to come before this 222nd Organizational Meeting, it was adjourned at 10:48 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Judith Garrison, Clerk

Board of Supervisors