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Legislature Approves Charter Change Regarding County Veterans Services Agency

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Legislature Approves Charter Change Regarding County Veterans Services Agency

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Following a public hearing, the Legislature, without dissent, (Legislators McBean-Clairborne and Champion excused) approved a new Local Law that modifies the County Charter to pave the way for establishment of a Tompkins County Veterans Services Agency.  The charter change designates the County Administrator (rather than the County Legislature) as appointing authority for the Director of Veterans Services, as is required under New York State Executive Law.  Now that the charter change has been approved, Tompkins County will immediately begin the search for candidates to fill the new Director of Veterans Services position and establish the Veterans Services Agency.