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7:39 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Monroe County's Parks Director To Move Over To The County Legislature

The President of the Monroe County Legislature has appointed three people to fill open seats to the Republican majority on the legislature, and one of them is county parks director Larry Staub.

Staub has worked in a variety of roles in county government for nearly 25 years. He is being appointed to a seat covering parts of Perinton and East Rochester. Legislature president Jeff Adair also appointed a local attorney, Brian Marianetti, to a seat in Greece, and Sean Delehanty, most recently a Fairport Village Trustee, to a county legislative seat covering parts of Perinton and Fairport.

Staub's appointment to the legislature comes soon after the announcement that the county will end a contract with Jack Tindale to manage the county golf courses. The county parks department will take over maintenance of the courses in 2015, and find a different vendor to operate services at the golf courses, such as tee times and food and beverage. 

On Monday, members of the legislature's Democratic minority held a news conference to say that they believe there is more to explain about the contract termination with Tindale than has been revealed so far. They say they have repeatedly expressed concerns about whether the vendor was abiding by the contractual requirements.

A county spokesman issued a statement saying that legislature Democrats are "so obsessed with politicizing everything that they can't even recognize that this governmental decision is a hole-in-one."

Last fall it was reported that the state comptroller was auditing management of the three courses after getting some complaints about course standards. That audit is still going on.