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The Telegram
  • Herkimer Co. workers honored for volunteer efforts

  • Herkimer County employees who volunteered to assist local residents with filing their income tax returns this year were recognized at the July 3 meeting of the Herkimer County Legislature.

    Legislator Raymond Smith and Department of Social Services Commissioner Timothy Seymour presented certificates to the employees.

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  • Herkimer County employees who volunteered to assist local residents with filing their income tax returns this year were recognized at the July 3 meeting of the Herkimer County Legislature.
    Legislator Raymond Smith and Department of Social Services Commissioner Timothy Seymour presented certificates to the employees.
    Smith, who serves as chairman of the county Legislature’s Human Resources Committee, said their efforts generated more than $1,252,832 in income tax refunds. Those who came for assistance receive an average gross income of $21,739, Smith added. “This was a tremendous amount of money saved and a lot of it stayed in Herkimer County,” he said.
    Certificates were presented to Kristin Baker, Martha Caligure, Cathy Lowell, Susan Overholt, Andrea Mancuso, Christine Marsden and Debbie Smith.
    In other business at Wednesday’s meeting, the Legislature:
    • Reappointed Beth Sadlon, of Little Falls, to the position of director of the Herkimer County Real Property Tax Service Agency for a six-year term effective Oct. 1, 2013. The resolution noted Sadlon has completed the required training and education programs for the position.
    • Approved a contract with Motivational Media Assemblies, of Burbank, Calif., to provide services in connection with motivational programming for the Herkimer County Youth Violence Prevention Committee at a cost of $10,500. The firm provides assemblies dealing with positive choices to every elementary, middle and high school in the county as an ongoing initiative through the Youth Violence Prevention Committee. Shared funding will be provided by the Herkimer County Youth Bureau, Herkimer County STOP-DWI, OTB and community grant resources.
    • Extended the county’s contract with Catholic Charities of Herkimer County to provide the TREATY program (Teaching Reconciliation in Education to Administrators, Teachers and Youth) for the 2013 - 2014 school year to help control the threat of youth violence in schools at a cost of $28,320.
    • Accepted Sheriff Christopher Farber’s monthly report showing that during May, the county jail had an average daily population of 47.26 inmates, with an average of 19.71 inmates being boarded out.
    • Authorized the payment of dues to the National Safety Council for the county clerk. The membership fee was increased from $295 to $350.
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