Yates County Legislature Chairman Timothy Dennis has announced he will not seek the position for a fifth straight year.
In a statement to his fellow county lawmakers, Dennis said he made the decision after much consideration and consultation with his family. Through a resolution adopted by the legislature Monday, Vice Chairman Douglas Paddock was given the authority to act as chairman through the end of the year. Dennis will miss the remaining month because of a medical issue.
The new legislative chairman will be elected at the organizational meeting January 2nd.