Sullivan County board of supervisors votes to change county government
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SULLIVAN COUNTY, N.Y. -- Sullivan County's association of town supervisors has passed a resolution that would ultimately dissolve the county legislature.
The group voted Wednesday night in favor of starting a petition to put a referendum on the ballot in November. County residents would then have the opportunity to vote on the issue.
The motion passed unanimously by the eleven supervisors present at the meeting.
The supervisors say they have a better understanding of their communities and towns and they're confident if it were to come to a vote, the change would have a very good chance of holding up.
"We have to examine all possibilities to try to be more efficient in Sullivan County," said Town of Bethel Supervisor Daniel Sturm.
"There was two previous members of the Board of Supervisors when it was a county form of government and they saw we were in good physical condition when they left and now presently this county is in very poor shape,” Town of Cochecton Gary Maas.
The supervisors say before the system was changed, the county had a million dollar surplus.