County approves funding for new DPW admin. position

NORWICH – Despite objections from some Chenango County officials who feel the creation of a new administrative position at the county Department of Public Works would be a drain on taxpayers, a resolution authorizing funding for the proposed position was passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors this week.

The resolution allows for the creation of a line in the DPW’s budget that would fund a Second Deputy Director position to help oversee the department’s 70-plus employees at a salary of $58,000 per year.

According to DPW Superintendent Shawn Fry, the position is needed to lighten the administrative workload at the department and to have a succession plan for personnel whose retirement is imminent.

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