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By Douglas Sciorra

Nicholas Pelham, of Bath, has been appointed to Steuben County Legislature

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Legislators also approve $873,000 in grant awards

Nicholas Pelham, of Bath, has been named to fill the unexpired term of county Legislator Guy R. Hammond, R-Bath, who died Oct.7.

The manager of the Steuben County Fair and a businessman in Bath, Pelham was nominated by Bath Republicans and nominated by the Steuben County Republican Committee. He was appointed by the county Legislature in regular session Monday.

In other action, the county Legislature approved a proposal to accept television and computer monitors at no cost beginning Thursday (Dec. 1). The county had been forced to charge the fee to anyone dropping off CRT and non- CRT TVs and monitors at the county Landfill due to state Department of Environmental Conservation regulations, which were recently updated.

Legislators also approved:

  • A Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan providing mutual assistance with firefighting units in Tioga County, Pa.
  • A state grant for more than $651,000 from the state in response to a top-ranked proposal from the Steuben Public Defense Department.
  • State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency grant more than of $172,000 to the county Sheriff’s Office to support staffing, planning, education, and prevention for acts of domestic terrorist threats.
  • A Cyber Security grant of $50,000 for purchasing of and training on a Security Information and Event Management System, including a remote authentication system, which will enhance Steuben’s cyber security posture.
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