GENESEO – The Village of Geneseo has decided not to renew their code enforcement contract with the Town of Geneseo on Jan. 1, 2017.
Geneseo Village Mayor Richard Hatheway and Trustee Sandra Brennan recently met with Geneseo Town Councilwoman Roberta Irwin to review the Town’s proposal to expand their code office.
“We didn’t think that we could afford the increased charges that they envision,” said Hatheway. “We are looking at hiring a part-time person, at least initially.”
Historically, the Village of Geneseo and the Town of Groveland pay the Town of Geneseo for code enforcement services. However, Hatheway said that the Town of Geneseo plans to hire a new code enforcement officer. The Town’s increased code enforcement budget calls for a higher cost to the Village and the Town of Groveland.
Geneseo Town Supervisor William Wadsworth said that the Town must now find a way to compensate for the decrease in income.
Town code enforcement officer Ron Maxwell will continue to service the Village until Jan. 1.
Moving forward, it seems that the Village is most interested in hiring a part-time position so that there is no lapse in code enforcement services.
“We already have two part-time positions on the books for code enforcement left over from when we used to have our own code office,” said Hatheway. “We have already hired a part-time fire inspector for now, and are catching up on fire inspections.”