Chautauqua County Legislature To Hold Vote On Additional Term For Public Defender

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MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Legislature will hold a vote Monday afternoon to appoint Chautauqua County’s top defense attorney to another term. 

According to the agenda for the annual organization meeting, Public Defender Ned Barone will serve another two years as the Public Defender. The resolution says that Barone would receive an annual base salary of $86,126.54 for 100% time in 2022, with an additional salary supplement of $62,625.25 to the extent of available grant funds received from the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services (OILS)

In 2023, Barone would make an annual base salary of $88,710.34 for 100% time, with an additional salary supplement subject to confirmation by the County Legislature to the extent of available grant funds received from OILS or another source.

Barone has served as the Public Defender since 2012.

The Legislature will also address other organizational matters during its meeting. Sinclairville Republican Jonathan Penhallow is expected to be approve as the next representative for District 7 following the resignation of former Legislator Mark Odell, who relocated out of the County last year for a job opportunity.

In addition, the Legislature will vote on who will serve as the Chairperson. District 8 Legislator Pierre Chagnon is currently the Chairman.


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