GENESEO – The loss of a major municipal contract with the Village of Geneseo means that the Town of Geneseo is now working to resolve an income shortage.
The Village of Geneseo has opted not to renew their contract with the Town of Geneseo for shared code enforcement services. Now, the Town Board must figure out a way to make up for the decrease in revenue in time for their next budget season.
“The Village thought that they could do better with less,” said Geneseo Town Supervisor William Wadsworth. “The Town didn’t try to influence the Village’s decision at all. We used no muscle. […] Now, we will do the same analysis that we do every year and will find a way to come up with the revenue that would come from the Village.”
The Town of Groveland chose to continue their contract with the Town of Geneseo for code enforcement services.
Wadsworth said that the decision to hire another full-time code employee was the decision of the entire Town Board.
“Roberta Irwin, Patty Lavigne and I have worked on a package for the past year, mostly data entry, to see what was required,” said Geneseo Town Supervisor William Wadsworth. “The Board voted to hire a full-time employee to handle office work for our code enforcement office.”
Wadsworth spoke highly of Ron Maxwell, the Town’s current code enforcement officer, and made it clear that the new appointment is not because Maxwell’s work is insufficient.
“Ron [Maxwell] does great work. He has an incredible mind and an incredible memory. He’s great on his feet, he’s great out and about,” said Wadsworth. “We found that another person is needed to handle office work to keep him doing the great job that he does.”
Maxwell will continue to service the Village until Jan. 1.