Monday, March 27, 2023 - 11:30 AM




Shaun Gillilland, Chairman

James Monty, Vice-Chairman


Chairman Gillilland called this Public Hearing to order at 11:30 am with the following Supervisors in attendance: Clayton Barber, Robin DeLoria, Stephanie DeZalia, Derek Doty, Shaun Gillilland, Ken Hughes, Steve McNally, James Monty, Tom Scozzafava, Matt Stanley, Davina Winemiller, Margaret Wood and Mark Wright.  Charlie Harrington, Noel Merrihew, Michael Tyler and Joe Pete Wilson as absent.  Roy Holzer was excused.  


Department Heads present: James Dougan, Judy Garrison, Dan Manning and Michael Mascarenas.


Also present:  William Tansey


News media – Alana Penny, Sun News.



GILLILLAND:  I note the time is 11:30 a.m.  I will call this public hearing to order and ask of the reading of the public hearing notice.


GARRISON:  Notice of public hearing proposed Local Law no. 2 of 2023.

Please take notice that the Essex County Board of Supervisors will hold and conduct a Public Hearing at the Supervisors’ Chambers at the Essex County Government Center, 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, New York on the 27th of March, 2023 at 11:30 a.m., on the proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2023 entitled, “Essex County Room Occupancy Tax Law” continuing the imposition of a hotel/motel occupancy tax.

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 2023 may be obtained upon request from the Clerk of the Board’s 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 7, 2023


GILLILLAND:  Thank you.  I will give the courtesy of the floor to the County Attorney to give us some background on this.


MANNING:  As you all know we have a hotel/motel occupancy tax which is a period of three years so we are on that cycle right now.  The current law will expire on April 6, 2023, so that’s why we are here.  After this public hearing we’ll pass at the regular board meeting on the 3rd a resolution adopting this local law.  This doesn’t change anything we’re still at 5% for the tax and the only change that we ever really did was some tweaking of what a hotel/motel was to improve bed and breakfasts and other lodging facilities.


GILLILLAND:  Thank you. Any questions or comments from the board?  Being none.  From the public, would anyone like to speak to this proposed local law?  Alright, being none. We are adjourned. Thank you.


            As there was no further discussion to come before this public hearing it was adjourned at 11:34 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Judith Garrison, Clerk

Board of Supervisors