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Board Committees

2019 Standing Committees of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors

Standing Committee meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

COMMITTEE NO. 1 – AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS: (Chair Paul Kronenwetter, Vice-Chair Ralph Lott, Cindy Garlick, Lee Davidson, David Kaiser)
Responsible for Agriculture Districts, Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Clean “Green” Energy, County Solid Waste Management Plan, and keeping the Board of Supervisors abreast of those activities within Seneca County and their potential environmental impacts.

COMMITTEE NO. 2 – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM: (Chair David Kaiser; Vice-Chair Don Trout, Ron McGreevy, Ralph Lott, Ernie Brownell)
Responsible for the Planning & Community Development Department, Planning Board, Industrial Development Agency, Tourism Promotion Agency, Finger Lakes Regional Airport, and all Federal and State grants.

COMMITTEE NO. 3 – WAYS & MEANS: (Chair Michael Reynolds, Vice-Chair David Kaiser, Lee Davidson, Member Don Trout, Lisa Hochadel)
Responsible for the County Finance Department and Budget, County Treasurer Department, Real Property Tax Services, Fixed Asset Procurement, Purchasing and the Information Technology and Communications Department.

COMMITTEE NO. 4 – HUMAN RESOURCES & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS:  (Chair Lee Davidson, Vice-Chair Cindy Garlick Lorenzetti, Ron McGreevy, Greg Lazzaro, Don Trout)Responsible for the Human Resources Department, Insurance, Risk Management, Worker Compensation and Third Party Administrator, Labor Management, Civil Service employee contracts, salaries, benefits, ethics and affirmative action program. County Clerk, Motor Vehicles Office, Board of Elections, Records Management, Board of Supervisors, Rules and Order of Business, Legislative proposals and reviews, Clerk to the BOS, County Manager, County Law Department, County Historian and responsible for interaction with other NYS counties through the Western New York Inter-County Association.
Special Inter-County Representative: Mitchell Rowe, Seneca County Manager

COMMITTEE NO. 5 – HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: (Chair Ron McGreevy, Vice-Chair Greg Lazzaro, Robert Hayssen, Michael Reynolds, Lisa Hochadel)
Responsible for the Public Health Department, Department of Human Services, Social Services Programs, Workforce Development & Youth Bureau, Office for the Aging, Division of Mental Health Services, Addictions Treatment and Prevention, Domestic Violence Program, Community Services Board, Weatherization Programs, Veterans Service Agency and Community Colleges.

COMMITTEE NO. 6 – INDIAN AFFAIRS:  (Chair Robert Hayssen, Vice-Chair Paul Kronenwetter, Cindy Garlick Lorenzetti, Greg Lazzaro, Ralph Lott) Members are the Supervisors from affected towns:  Seneca Falls, Fayette, Varick).  Responsible for all issues relative to Indian Affairs.

COMMITTEE NO.  7  – PUBLIC WORKS:   (Chair Don  Trout,  Vice-Chair  Robert  Hayssen, Cindy Garlick Lorenzetti, Paul Kronenwetter, Ernie Brownell)
Responsible for the Division of Public Works, County Highway Department, County Water and Sewer Department, Special Districts, Recycling & Municipal Solid Wastes, Department of Weights & Measures, Facilities Department, Code Enforcement Department and County Capital Improvement Plan.

COMMITTEE NO. 8 – PUBLIC SAFETY and CRIMINAL JUSTICE:  (Chair Ernie Brownell, Vice-Chair Lisa Hochadel, Lee Davidson, Mike Reynolds, Walt Prouty)
Responsible for Sheriff’s Office Enforcement and Corrections, Probation Department, District Attorney, Public Defender, Courts, Justices & Constables, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Coroners, Office of Emergency Management, E- 911 Communications Center, Fire Mutual Aid Coordination, Traffic Safety Board and STOP-DWI Program.