LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Livingston County Administrator, Ian Coyle, delivered the State of the County Address to the board of Supervisors earlier this week, citing that financial strength and health and well being make it one of the strongest Counties in New York State.
According to Coyle, the county has the second strongest credit rating in New York State , second only behind Westchester. Coyle further stated that the County obtained 1 million dollars in net revenue from housing outside inmates at the Livingston County Jail and that the nursing facility operates at a next to full capacity.
Coyle stated that one of the upcoming challenges will be replacing three soon to retire departmental heads that combined have over 100 years of service for the County.
Some highlights from the annual report :
Livingston County has been ranked the healthiest county in New York State for two consecutive years, according to the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a project of The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Livingston County Development was the recipient of two awards:
Awarded New York State Economic Development Council Certificate of Excellence for the Downtown Partnership Brochure.
Awarded New York State Economic Development Council Honorable Mention for the 2013 Annual Report.
The Youth Board and the Board of Supervisors recognized 104 recipients at the Annual Teen
Recognition Award ceremony.
Coastal Staffing Services, LLC was honored as employer of the year in Livingston County by the
GLOW Regional Workforce Investment Board.
Frank Hollister, Veteran Service Officer, was nominated to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.
Kevin Niedermaier, Emergency Management Director,was elected to a third term as President of the New York State Emergency Management Association. The Association is comprised of Emergency Managers from County, City, Town and Villages across the State.
Franklin Bassett was awarded the Carter Catlett Williams Award for Excellence in Aging & Long Term Care Services by Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. Frank was also invited to serve as a Leader-in-Residence at the LeadingAge Long Term Care Leadership Academy Program.
Livingston County employees donated over $35,000 to the United Way County Employee Campaign.
County Historian Amie Alden was re-elected in November to serve another 2-year term as Executive Chair of the Government Appointed Historians of Western New York. This organization serves approximately 300 public historians in 11 counties.
Alden was also appointed in November to serve on the 13-member New York State Historical Records Advisory Board, which advises the New York State Education Department on the critical needs of New York’s historical records and the organizations that collect and care for them. The board also works in close cooperation with the New York State Archives and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The Sheriff’s Office maintained accredited agency stat us in every division to include Police Services,
Civil, Court Security, Communications and Corrections in 2014.
Deputy Michael Anne was named New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) Officer of the Year for the State for 2014.
Real Property Tax Director Joseph Pukos was appointed to the New York State Director’s Nomination Team and continues to train Directors Statewide so they may receive certification in tax mapping.
CORRECTION: The story originally stated jail revenue as 100 million dollars when it was in fact 1 million dollars.
PHOTO CAPTION: County Administrator Ian Coyle. (File Photo)