“The county is going in a good direction, and we had a good year, and we had great sales tax, and, fortunately, we did not have too many natural disasters to deal with,” Langley said.
Work on the expansion of Plattsburgh International Airport will continue to be a major focus of 2013, Langley said.
“We should get to work on the utilities of the new terminal and probably not break ground on the terminal itself until 2014, but that is a big project for us, no doubt,” he said.
In his time as chairman, the legislature has gained a reputation for avoiding party division and addressing issues based on merit. Langley said he is proud of that hallmark.
“No one has pretty much ever had any problems with re-election, so we must have done something right,” he said.
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In addition to returning Langley, legislators also chose Sara Rowden (D-Area 4, Town of Plattsburgh) to continue as deputy chair.
Butler was named Republican leader once again, and John Gallagher (D-Area 9, City of Plattsburgh) will be Democratic leader.
William Favreau was again chosen county attorney and Brian Snell as assistant county attorney.
Richard Cantwell will again serve as the administrator of indigent defendants, and Sherm Hamel was reappointed as the county’s representative to Capital District Off-Track Betting Corp.
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