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Essex County rejects extra NCCC funding

Douglas then motioned for a similar resolution to approve Essex County's share of the project with the contingency county attorney Daniel Manning prepare a serial bond resolution.

The plan failed, however, with the weighted vote falling 1,034 in favor and 1,440 against.

Voting in favor of the renovation plan Douglas, Westport supervisor Dan Connell, Elizabethtown supervisor Noel Merrihew, Minerva supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey, Newcomb supervisor George Canon, Schroon Lake supervisor Cathy Moses, and Ticonderoga supervisor Debra Malaney.

Voting against the resolution were Politi, Scozzafava, Crown Point supervisor Bethany Kosmider, Essex supervisor Sharon Boisen, Keene supervisor Bill Ferebee, St. Armand supervisor Joyce Morency, Lewis supervisor David Blades, and Wilmington supervisor Randy Preston.

Chesterfield supervisor Gerald Morrow and North Hudson supervisor Robert Dobie were absent.

NCCC vice president of fiscal operations William Chapin said the plan for the capital project could be reintroduced again next year, but the estimated costs may be outdated. Pushing back the project another year means construction would not begin until late 2013, he said.

"We're disappointed," said college president Carol Brown. "We understand it was a tough decision and these are tough times. Hopefully it comes back next year."

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