Repost Post from Oswegolion
Or was it really because they could not get a quorum or was it because they wanted to hold off the embarrassment t until they could get a plan in place for the five that’s right FIVE Republican legislators who have vacated their elected offices. New York state election law requires every elected official to fill out and deliver to their respective city, county or village clerk a signed oath of office statement within thirty days of taking office (January 1). Five elected Oswego County Legislators all Republicans, failed to do so.
With those five legislators the Republicans held a two thirds majority. Without them they are up the proverbial creek without a paddle. One remedy would be to bring a resolution to committee to appoint them back to their offices however that would require a two thirds majority to pass and they don’t have it without getting votes from the Democratic minority, which they have screwed over for decades. If such a resolution is passed there is nothing in the law that says they have to appoint the same people. Some rumors indicate there are two or three they (the Republicans) would like to see replaced. Regardless which people they appoint those five will have to run in a special election next year to fill the remainder of the two year term. Can anyone guess how much it will cost to run a special election in five districts? Perhaps you should ask the people of Sccriba who are going to have to foot the bill for a special election in an attempt to re do the election for Highway Super.