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By Douglas Sciorra

Steuben County Public Works set oversee county Building and Grounds

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Commissioner Eric Rose to lead the transition

BATH — Steuben County legislators approved a plan Monday to bring the county’s Buildings and Grounds
Department under the oversight of the county Public Works Department, with a deputy commissioner to be appointed for building and grounds operations.

The move, agreed upon by the county Public Works Committee, keeps the Buildings and Grounds
Department as a separate, accountable department while reducing expenses.

The plan also allows for a smooth and more efficient transition of effort between the departments, since new county Public Works Commissioner Eric Rose headed building and grounds operations from 2014-2021.

Rose oversaw the recent extensive renovations to the County Office Building campus and now fills the
position left vacant by the recent retirement of former Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti.
The change will require a local law under the county’s charter, after a public hearing and the final vote by the county Legislature, both set for June.

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