The SAFE act was passed more than a year ago, and five weeks later Genesee – where hunting is a favorite pastime – was opposing the new restrictions on gun and ammunition owners.
The State Police have expressed interest in using county seals on the forms pistol-permit holders use for recertification. The forms usually include the county seal and the seals used by the Sheriff’s Office and the county clerk as well as county letterheads.
“The Legislature considers the seals to be the exclusive property of the Legislature and its departments and agencies,” the resolution states.
Six other Western New York counties have opposed the use of their seals in SAFE Act forms.
In other business, the legislators:
• Awarded a $10,000 contract to LaBella Association of Rochester for additional architectural services at the county nursing home. Part of the first floor is being converted from a child’s day-care center to a 30-bed adult-care center at an estimated cost of $30,000. The home also has skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
• Approved $800,000 in capital projects for this year. Most of the funds will go to upgrade a fuel farm at the county Highway Department garage. Also on the list are upgrades of the Sheriff’s Office security system, and new air conditioning and camera equipment for the county jail.