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Valley Viewpoints: County attorney unfair

by Town Supervisor Edward Williamson of Granby

Residents of Oswego County read the front page and page 5 of the Sept. 1, 2012 issue of The Valley News. On page 5, Richard Mitchell advertised and I quote, “The County must go with the lowest bidder.”

That seems odd when about two weeks ago the county awarded the Imaging bid with document to (IQS) Info Quick Solutions, which was the second highest out of five bids and could cost the county taxpayers between $180,000 to $300,000.

Where were the honesty and consistent rules by Richard Mitchell or our 15 legislators who voted to award such a high bid? I guess it matters who your friends are.

A town must follow the guidelines by the comptroller’s office as to awarding a bid; it appears that the county only does it when they feel like it. Is this honest and concerned government for our people?

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Oswego County flow control lawsuit discussion leads to outburst

by Carol Thompson

A judgment against Oswego County for legal fees to be paid in a lawsuit challenging the county’s flow control lawsuit brought about some debate and an outburst from the plaintiff who was sitting in the audience.

During Thursday’s meeting, the legislature voted to pay Jeff Holbrook $65,214 as ordered by the court.

Holbrook sued the county over its flow control law and a federal court judge ruled the county’s law unconstitutional.

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