Livingston County Committee Approves $800K in Health Dept. Improvements

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted in favor of a large-scale renovation and security improvement project for the headquarters of the Livingston County Department of Health on Murray Hill Drive. All told, the approved contracts are for $804,400, to come from the County's Capital Improvement Program, which is funding set aside for such large-scale projects. Projects are not only intended to give … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Livingston County Celebrates National County Government Month Primed for Watershed Year in 2017

The following is an email submitted by Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. There is much to celebrate as Livingston County joins thousands of county government peers across the nation in commemorating April 2017 as National County Government Month. The sounds you have been hearing and the momentum … [Read more...]

Livingston County Administrator Proposes $155M Budget

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – County Administrator Ian Coyle formally presented a $155 million budget proposal Wednesday to the Livingston County Board of Supervisors. Coyle said that the proposed budget, which the Board of Supervisors will vote on at their next meeting, would increase Livingston County taxes by 1.45 percent. "The average single-family homeowner will have an impact somewhere around $5," said Coyle. "If you had a property worth … [Read more...]

County Could Flip the Switch on Energy Cost Audit

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The County might soon plug into an opportunity to save on energy bills and put the savings toward more capital improvements. The county Public Services Committee approved of a letter of intent for Dansforth to perform an in-depth audit of the County's energy practices and bills to determine what can be done to save on energy. The audit would cost $40,000 whether the County chooses to make energy updates or not. "All I … [Read more...]

Livingston County Stops Funding School Resource Officers

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County will no longer fund school resource officer (SRO) programs at local schools who use village police departments, saying that it is unfair for some schools to receive county funding to use local police and some to pay the county to use a Deputy Sheriff. The county's contract to reimburse four schools for their SRO programs with village police ends in June 2017. York, Livonia, Dansville and Keshequa each … [Read more...]

Livingston County Considers Taking On Impostor Facebook Page in Court

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Facebook page titled 'Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation' has the Livingston County government concerned and unsure of their next move. County Administrator Ian Coyle said at Monday's Ways and Means Committee meeting that the page is not known to have been created or maintained by any current or former employee of or spokesperson for the CNR, and that litigation is possible if the page is not taken … [Read more...]

Livingston County Prepares for Ramifications of Negotiated NYS Budget

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County government is preparing for closely negotiated, profound fiscal changes that stem from the New York State budget, which passed on April 1. The state budget provides for slightly altered implementation of several actions which Livingston County strongly opposed, including state mandated $15 minimum wage, 12-week paid family leave for employees of business, and having counties cover county Medicaid … [Read more...]

Livingston County Administrator Takes On Governor Cuomo for Potential Cuts to Medicaid Cap

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle announced the County government's firm opposition to any decrease in the funding cap for New York State's Medicaid program on Thursday, during the final hours of New York State's budget negotiations. Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested that decreasing the cap on local Medicaid expenditures could save NYS $250 million and force NYS counties to pay a certain percentage of annual Medicaid … [Read more...]

Marshall Resigns as Head of Livingston County Industrial Development Agency

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Julie Marshall, the Director of the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has resigned and is no longer affiliated with Livingston County government. Marshall was to be reassigned as Manager of Business Development, a newly created position within the county government effective Jan. 29. The IDA was and is looking for a new person to take the agency in a new direction. “Hoping to capitalize on the Finger … [Read more...]

State of the County: Livingston County Sets 16 Goals for 2016

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle delivered the annual State of the County address at the Livingston County Board of Supervisor's meeting on Wednesday, saying that the County is well-positioned to undertake new partnerships and projects that will benefit county residents in 2016. Coyle said that Livingston County will pursue the "16 in '16," specific goals that accelerate local economic development. First, they will … [Read more...]