The Cayuga County Legislature voted to hire a consulting firm for $75,000 to examine the organizational structure of the county, but not without plenty of discussion on the price tag.
The vote was 10-4 to hire consulting firm CGR, with Legislators Tucker Whitman, Joseph Bennett, Timothy Lattimore and Michael Didio against the resolution. Legislator Patrick Mahunik was absent from the full Legislature meeting Tuesday night.
Joseph Stefko, president of CGR, kicked off the meeting with a presentation about the benefits of the county going with his company, pointing out that he had already worked with several counties in New York including Dutchess, Monroe, Schulyer and Yates counties, to name a few. Though not helping them all with the same organizational aspects, Stefko said Cayuga County is not the only one to question how it delivers its services to taxpayers and where it could realize more revenue and savings.