TEAMSTERS 445 SUES COUNTY LEGISLATURE ALLEGING REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF OPEN MEETINGS LAW
"The decision to establish the LDC and begin seeking a potential private transferee to own and operate the Sunset Lake Care Center was deliberated upon and voted on in blatant violation of the New York Open Meetings Law." - from lawsuit filed by Teamsters, two Care Center of Sunset Lake employees
MONTICELLO - Teamsters 445 and two County employees have filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court alleging that the County Legislature repeatedly violated the State's Open Meetings Laws.
While the suit goes deep on the controversy over the proposed transfer of the Care Center at Sunset Lake assets to a private entity, it also cites multiple other times during 2020 that the Legislature -as well as multiple legislative committees - failed to legally enter and exit from Executive Sessions. Among the committees named in the suit are the Executive Committee, Health & Family Services Committee and the Public Safety and Law Enforcement Committee (over the controversial 911 Center issue that would transfer control of 911 to the Sheriff's Office).
A copy of the suit can be found at www.sullivantimes.com
A motion to dismiss the suit has also been filed by County Attorney Michael McGuire and that will also be posted this evening.
The parties are on the calendar of State Supreme Court Justice Stephan G. Schick on October 27.
COUNTY ATTORNEY MICHAEL MCGUIRE MOTION TO DISMISS LAWSUIT VS LEGISLATURE