New county position filled

FONDA – Montgomery County hired an employee to fill the newly created director of labor management relations position.

Montgomery County communications specialist Andrew Santillo said Nicole Yaggle started in the position around July 14. Santillo said Yaggle was appointed by Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort.

She previously worked for the Montgomery County Department of Social Service.

The new job was approved during the June 24 meeting of the Montgomery County Legislature.

The position will pay about $29,166 for the rest of this year.

The full-time job carries an annual salary of $50,000.

According to the resolution establishing the position, the director of labor management relations provides “maintenance of effective labor-management relations aimed to improve administrative direction, accountability in the work place and engage in department restructuring.”

According to the resolution, Yaggle will be responsible for making recommendations regarding the development and revision of standard employment rules and regulations governing employees, as well as contacting department representatives on the interpretation of rules, questions of procedure and technical problems.

Yaggle will also be responsible for coordinating labor management meetings and assisting with grievance hearings at the direction of the county executive.

Many of the legislators said during June’s meeting that they were looking forward to the creation of the position.

FM budget approved

Montgomery County has also approved Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s $19.7 million budget for the 2014-15 school year.

The budget was approved during Tuesday’s county legislature meeting, with the support of all seven board members at the meeting.

Thomas Quackenbush, District 2 legislator and chairman of the legislature, and Roy Dimond, District 3 legislator, were not at the meeting.

FMCC President Dustin Swanger previously said the operating budget for the college totals $19.7 million, but with grants received, the budget in reality totals about $20.5 million.

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors approved the budget during the July 14 board meeting.

The budget calls for no increase in contributions from Fulton and Montgomery counties, but raises tuition by $50 per student for the next academic year.

Fulton and Montgomery counties each contribute about $1.4 million annually to FMCC.

The college’s budget will go to the State University of New York for final adoption.