Jail overtime questioned

NORWICH – A resolution authorizing $20,000 in overtime payments at the Chenango County jail was pulled for discussion Monday at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Town of Preston Supervisor Peter C. Flanagan requested further clarification on the resolution. “Now that we’ve had some experience with the new jail through the year, aren’t we fully staffed? What’s this cost for overtime?” he asked.

Safety and Rules Committee Chairman Alton B. Doyle, R-Guilford, said while the facility was fully-staffed with 58 corrections officers and sergeants for the first time since opening in February 2006, there were any number of officers away at training academies during the year. “That’s the reason for the overtime,” he said.

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