Legislature consolidates transit, aviation position

By Matt Porter

August 15, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Legislature approved combining the finance officers in the transit and aviation departments.

The legislature approved the measure 13-0, with two absences.

The decision will create a new position, deputy commissioner of finance for aviation and transit, while eliminating the individual finance commissioners in each department.

The move will not cost anyone their job, as the aviation's finance position is vacant and the transit officer is retiring.

Legislature Chairman Jerry Marinich said the move will save at least $37,000 each year.

"The position is really a consolidation of two positions, from transit and airport, and that person will operate the finance parts of both of those departments," Marinich said.

The county will now look for someone to fill the new role. No prospective candidates have been announced yet.