The Livingston County Board of Town Supervisors met yesterday to discuss possibly throwing a lifeline to the business community by not adhering to Governor’s Cuomo’s phases of businesses. While the Town Supervisors of Geneseo, Livonia and Lima voted yes the others soundly defeated the proposal.
Many of the other town supervisors expressed their concern for local businesses but did not vote for the immediate opening all businesses within Livingston County.
Instead they all voted to write a draft of a “strongly worded letter.”
A yes vote would have given many other business the green light to open. These include nail saloons, tatoo parlors, etc.
Mike Falk, Town Supervisor of Lima, expressed his understanding of the vote.
“There is no legal basis for the County to take these steps,” he said explaining why others did not wish to vote his way.
But he did express his dismay on how the Governor implemented phase two.
“Businesses cannot simply flip the switch and open,” he said, “by hesitating to act until the end of May 29th many companies could not open until Monday when their doors could have opened the Friday before.”