NORWICH – Two senior leaders of Chenango County government spoke out in favor of fully funding fire and building code enforcement last week during a meeting of financial decision makers.
Members of the Finance Committee themselves, Supervisor Alton B. Doyle of Guilford and Harry W. Conley of Sherburne said providing for the public’s health and safety is an important function of government.
“This has been grinding on me. I can’t think of another commitment in the state or the country that’s more important for us to do. Code enforcement has as much concern with the health, welfare and safety of the people and we are not budgeting for it,” said Doyle, a Republican, who was elected supervisor in 1996 and is in his seventh term.
“All departments are funded by taxation. This is one of the most important departments that we have.”