Seneca County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved transferring funds from two county
accounts to cover a projected sheriff's department shortfall of up to $475,000 stemming from delays in
the opening of the new jail in Romulus.
Acting on recommendations from County Treasurer Nick Sciotti, the Finance Committee transferred
$228,122 from the Medicaid account and $246,878 from the contingency account; Sciotti said the
transfers should be enough to cover the shortfall.
The new county jail opened in June, four months behind schedule. The delay caused salary problems
and disrupted boarding agreements in which the county gets money for housing inmates from other
"Luckily, we have the money to make up for that shortfall,” said board Chairman Ed Barto.
Money from the Medicaid account came from excess funds the county collected over the cap, Sciotti
In related news, county attorney Steven Getman announced that the county is suing
the general contractor in charge of construction, in excess of $100,000 for
alleged delays in getting the jail online.
Steven Getman Attorney Franklin & Gabriel Law Office
Steven Getman County Assigned Counsel, 2008-2011
Steven Getman Seneca County Stop-DWI Coordinator, 2007
Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney, 2002-2007
Steven Getman Seneca County DSS Attorney, 1995-2001
Steven Getman Attorney Midey & Swinehart, 1995-2001
Steven Getman Seneca County Public Defender, 1995
Steven Getman Seneca County Law Guardian Panel, 1992-1995