Sullivan County


County Manager’s Monthly Report 6-12-18


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County Manager’s Activities

·              Met with commissioners and department heads to discuss current issues, initiatives and concerns

·              Participated in labor negotiations

·              Attended Sullivan County Land Bank kickoff

·              Developed RFP to enhance public transportation

·              Continue to investigate options for municipal and private-sector broadband

·              Participated in Emergency Operations Center’s team response to devastating windstorm

·              Attended post-storm action meeting at Emergency Training Facility

·              Discussed storm recovery funding with Pat Pomeroy of Hudson Valley Regional Council

·              Met with Town of Rockland officials about Livingston Manor Riverwalk project

·              Working on CFA applications for broadband, shovel-ready sites and shared space for job training/development center

·              Attended NYSAC County Administrators meeting

·              Developing solar project for landfill

·              Attended SUNY Sullivan Presidential Inauguration

·              Exploring potential Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Visitors Center in Callicoon

·              Met with NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services to discuss caseload reduction and arraignment proposals’ impacts on County

·              Gave well-received speech at County’s Memorial Day Service at Veterans Cemetery in Liberty

·              Participated in annual review with Enterprise

·              Attended Partnership’s investors/networking mixer

·              Interviewing candidates for Aging Director position

·              Attended BOCES graduation

·              Emceed Care Center at Sunset Lake unveiling ceremony

·              Discussed various initiatives and issues with Deputy County Manager

·              Held meetings with committee chairs and department heads to discuss monthly agendas

·              Attended monthly Legislative Committee and Full Board meetings

Deputy County Manager’s Activities

·              Coordinated with Emergency Operations Center and Barryville DPW station during and after catastrophic windstorm

·              Finalized PBA contract and proposal to LIU

·              Reconstituted leadership training, this time for staff, hosting 20-40 employees every Wednesday

·              Initiated and oversaw completion of transfer of DA’s records from County Courthouse to Cimarron Road building, addressing both safety issues in DA’s Office and weight concerns in Courthouse’s dome

·              Served as keynote speaker at both Leadership Sullivan graduation ceremony and Partnership’s investors/networking mixer

·              Collaborating with Joel Rosenman of Woodstock Ventures to secure support for Woodstock 50th initiatives

·              Spearheading electronic signature policy implementation

·              Held labor management meetings at Care Center at Sunset Lake

·              Reviewed RFP and made recommendations on engineering quotes for projects affecting County buildings

·              Provided feedback on vehicle, Purchasing and Public Works policies

·              Led Care Center at Sunset Lake rebranding from start to finish, culminating in unveiling ceremony

·              Set up meeting with Town of Liberty to discuss potential development opportunities at County campus in Liberty

Director of Communications’ Activities

·              Took nearly 300 photographs for ITS for new ID badge keypasses

·              Continued to develop and modify content before, during and after debut of new County website

·              Coordinated Citizen of the Month ceremony, including interview of honoree for press release, developing certificate and posting photos

·              Prepared County Manager’s Newsletter, which led to media request to feature DPW Sign Shop on TV

·              Participating in ongoing Woodstock 50th Anniversary planning meetings

·              Coordinated and documented Care Center at Sunset Lake rebranding unveiling ceremony

·              Took over 200 photos of Care Center staff (all three shifts) for future marketing purposes, highlighting care, compassion and competency

·              Preparing photos of local scenery for mounting in Care Center’s hallways and public rooms

·              Attended SCVA’s Annual Brochure Exchange and BBQ in Hurleyville

·              Helping develop potential fly-in event at County Airport

·              Set up and coordinated Land Bank kickoff press event in Monticello

·              Documented Land Bank’s first demolition at 85 High Street in Monticello, posted video and photos

·              Participated in State emergency leadership training at Emergency Training Facility

·              Photographed and posted pictures of County’s Memorial Day Service in Liberty

·              Brought unpaid intern on board for month of June; maintaining primary responsibility for his workload

·              Coordinated media tours of Care Center and Airport

·              Presented Priscilla Bassett with certificate of recognition on behalf of Legislature

·              Preparing advertising campaign for Planning’s Entrepreneur Training

·              Working with DFS on caseworker recruitment efforts

·              Participated in post-windstorm debriefing to study what worked and what didn’t in response

·              Assisted Care Center in producing content for latest monthly newsletter, “Sunset Lake News”

·              Planning a radio tower project ribboncutting

·              Wrote and edited letters and other documents for various County officials

·              Answered and forwarded multiple media inquiries

·              Proofread documents for various departments

·              Took possession of new HD video camera; developing numerous ways to use it to promote County staff, services and activities

·              Still maintain and regularly post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels

·              Continue to increase Facebook activity across a range of channels, posting press releases, alerts, photos and videos throughout each week:

o              Main SC Gov’t. Facebook page has 2,881 fans (up by more than 200 from last month)

o              Public Health Services page has 325 fans

o              911 page has 3,077 fans

o              Bureau of EMS has 1,168 fans

o              Fort Delaware has 205 fans

o              Office for the Aging Senior Nutrition Program has 69 fans (static)

o              New page for Sullivan Recycles program has 107 fans (up by 70 since last month)

o              New page for Homegrown Artists Exhibition Program has 36 fans

·              Twitter page has 243 followers, including Governor’s Office and NYSAC

·              Instagram page has 336 followers

·              LinkedIn page has 29 followers

·              YouTube channel has 17 subscribers

Meeting History

Jun 12, 2018 12:00 PM  Executive Committee Regular Meeting
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Joshua Potosek gave an update on the County Manager's report

Dan Depew added additional items of discussion

Ira Steingart and Scott Samuelson, Mark McCarthy in at 12:28pm