Seneca supervisors OK fund transfer

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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

areas.

"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

said.

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.

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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

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