The board passed the resolution, saying that it was a needed expense.
"Although I hate to see more monies added, I know it has to be done," Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee said. "I sympathize, I know what you are going through with trying to get somebody else trained."
"I am going to support it because Mike never comes to us unless it is absolutely necessary," Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell said. "It has been my experience in the nine and a half years that I have been over here."
"It is a well run department," Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney said. "He needs a couple more weeks to meet this deadline, I will support that."
"When you asked him to cut back he did and I think he should be granted," Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch said.
The resolution to support the Wilmington bicycle race was also approved.
"You know we are in the events business here in Essex County and this is an opportunity to generate a substantial amount of revenue over the years," North Elba Supervisor Robert Politi said. "We started with Ironman and it has grown to 25,000 people just on one given weekend. I don't know how many thousands and thousands of people over the course of a year (are) training in different places. It helps the sales tax. It helps the occupancy tax."
At the last board meeting, some supervisors expressed concern over a proposal to hire a third full-time public defender that was introduced from the floor instead of going through committees.