Saturday, January 6, 2018




Brescia stays on as Orange County Legislature chairman

GOSHEN – The chairman of the Orange County Legislature would like to tackle some big issues in the new year.

Stephen Brescia, who was reelected unanimously by his peers on Friday, said he wants to explore possible uses for property adjacent to the county-owned Valley View nursing home.

“I need to appoint a committee to look at Valley View and try to come up with some reasonable ideas to develop the property to support Valley View, whether it be senior housing, a pharmacy, or whatever and get a whole group of individuals in to look at this,” he said. Brescia also said the county needs to come up with some ideas for the future of the Camp LaGuardia property in Chester and Blooming Grove.

Brescia cited as accomplishments for the county in recent years as the compromise plan to create the Town of Palm Tree, offering four employee separation agreements that saved the county over $18 million, and building and redeveloping the county government center in Goshen.

The Republican caucus selected Katie Bonelli as the majority leader. The Democratic caucus selected Michael Paduch as minority leader and Michael Amo is an Independence Party caucus of one.


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