Folks Liked Board of Supervisors
Remember the Sullivan County Board of Supervisors?
As we quietly sit back and watch
government get larger and larger we began remembering that our county
had a pretty good form of government under the former board of
Then those so-called brilliant minds
coordinated efforts to change the board of supervisors and elect
legislators from legislative districts.
That of course meant that not only
would we still have town supervisors but we would add another layer of
government that an already overly taxed population would have to pay
Those supporting the new layer of
government gave indications that the county supervisors weighted voting
form of government was not legal (if it was not legal then why does our
neighboring Delaware County exist today with a weighted voting board of
Now the Sullivan Charter Review
Commission is considering recommending the addition of an elected county
executive to replace our appointed county manager.
Nothing more than another layer of government. We don't need it.
In our travels throughout Sullivan
County during the past month we asked the folks their opinion on having a
board of supervisors or a county legislature with an elected county
The majority told me they favored the
supervisors and not the legislators and the reason why is that
supervisors are more responsive to town folks....some town supervisors
in the past even told me they have never seen their legislator at a town
A board of supervisors with an
appointed county manager (administrator) makes for a more financially
acceptable form of government.
Bet you'll never hear that from the Sullivan Charter Review Commission.