Sheriff needs more money for overtime

NORWICH – Chenango County Sheriff Ernest Cutting is requesting permission to transfer another $90,000 from the part-time line item in his budget to overtime.

County supervisors last month transferred $75,000 for the same purpose.

The Sheriff said maintaining staffing levels at the Public Safety Facility jail and the “tremendous” medical problems inmates have have resulted in more overtime work for corrections officers. Two officers have died, one retired and one was let go, leaving four positions vacant.

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