posted on February 21, 2013 07:54
Genesee County has joined the opposition to New York State’s SAFE ACT, the recently enacted gun control law.
The Public Service Committee of the county legislature has recommended that the full legislature go on record opposed to the law that many say was too hastily enacted and infringes upon an individual’s constitutional rights.
Genesee County Legislature Chair Mary Pat Hancock has delivered her annual State of the County address.
Mrs. Hancock describes Genesee County as stable and adaptive in dealing with curve balls thrown from Albany.
Mrs. Hancock delivered her address last night before an audience made up mostly of county employees.
Read the entire text of Mrs. Hancock’s speech HERE:
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is buying five new patrol vehicles.
Undersheriff Bill Sheron says the deputies are getting all-wheel sports utility vehicles instead of sedans.
The SUV’s give deputies more room for both the equipment and themselves.
The new SUV’s cost 112-thousand dollars. The money is already in the county budget.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to keep its K-9 program going.
Sheriff Gary Maha says that K-9 Pharoah, the office’s working German shepherd, will be retiring at the end of the year.
Pharoah is 11 years old and has been working with Deputy Brian Thompson since November 2010. Deputy Thompson will be relinquishing his K-9 duties at the end of the year as well.
The Sheriff’s Office will be selecting a new K-9 officer and will be searching for a new dog.
The cost for a police dog ranges from between $5,000 - $8,000 and a 15-week K-9 training course costs approximately $5,000.
The Sheriff’s Office is initiating a public fundraiser to maintain a sustainable K-9 fund for the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Representatives from the sheriff’s office will be on WBTA’s Main and Center program later this morning to talk more about the K-9 program
Kathy Hochul has a new job.
The former 27th District Congresswoman has been named Vice President of Government Relations for M&T Bank.
Hochul will work in M&T’s downtown Buffalo office and she will represent M&T Bank when dealing with local, state and federal government officials.