The Cayuga County legislature received an update on Tuesday night from the consulting firm examining all aspects of county operations.
Chair Keith Batman tells Finger Lakes News Radio the Center for Governmental Research expects to have a final report by February.
The news validates the decision made earlier this year to postpone the state-mandated shared services referendum until 2018.
He adds the search for the new county administrator is moving forward at a slow and steady pace.
Legislators spent considerable time grilling Cayuga Community College President Brian Durant over the school’s decision to add a men’s baseball team in time for the 2019 college season. They wondered if a lack of student housing could make it difficult to recruit student athletes from outside this area.
They also honored the great-great grandniece of Harriet Tubman by proclaiming Tuesday Pauline Copes Johnson Day.
The 90-year old broke her own barriers, becoming the first African American telephone operator in Cayuga County.