Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ethics Conflicts in Oswego County Clerks office???

During the Feb. 11 meeting, a resolution to recognize the appointments of Georgiana M. Mansfield to the position of deputy clerk and Matthew F. Bacon as the deputy clerk of operations was sent back to the legislature’s Community and Consumer Affairs Committee.

“I believe there’s some ethics conflicts,” Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler said as he made a motion to postpone the resolution. “I really believe this legislature should not be moving forward with these resolutions.”

At issue is a contract renewal for data management services. Info Quick Solutions, Inc. of Liverpool currently holds the contract that is due for renewal (see related story). IQS was the only company to submit a proposal to provide the service.

The county solicited requests for proposals and the specifications named Mansfield and Bacon as the contact persons to provide answers to technical questions from prospective bidders. Allegations had surfaced that one or more employees of the county clerk’s office had also worked for IQS and a complaint was filed with the county ethics board.


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