On a claim that the New York State Civil Service Department lost paperwork for two years, members of the Oswego County Legislature’s Community and Consumer Affairs Committee approved to recognize the position of deputy county clerk of operations.
According to Nancy Kiyonaga, Director of Commision of Operations for the State Civil Service Department, the county’s paperwork was not lost. “It is not true that we lost it,” she said.
Kiyonaga said a draft had been sent to her office in 2009 and in 2010 the county sent an official resolution but had withdrawn it.
Earlier this month, the legislature postponed the resolution when questions surfaced about the deputy clerk. The latest resolution did not contain the position of deputy clerk.
The county clerk’s office has been shrouded in controversy and Democrats have called for a full audit and investigation into the office. It was recently revealed that the deputy clerk had been found guilty by the county Ethics Board of being employed with a county vendor that does business with the clerk’s office.