GOSHEN – Orange County Legislature Chairman Michael Pillmeier is hoping to have his colleagues select a conceptual design to redevelop the County Government Center in Goshen before the end of the month. That is when several lawmakers including himself will retire from office.
There are two conceptual designs on the table and he is bringing them before two oversight committees next Monday.
GOSHEN – The Orange County Legislature approved over $92,000 for legal and special master fees in its redistricting dispute.
Lawmakers were supposed to draw new district lines for this fall’s elections and when they adopted the same lines as they previously had, a local resident took them to federal court. The judge appointed a special master to draw new lines and the county got the legal bill.
Legislature Chairman Michael Pillmeier was not happy with the bill, but he acknowledged it had to be paid.
Orange County officials Thursday announced a school-safety initiative they say could serve as a model for other counties in New York, and perhaps even elsewhere in the country. The safety plan comes one month after the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Orange County Executive Edward Diana made the following announcement.