During a special legislative session yesterday afternoon, the Cortland County Legislature voted unanimously to rescind resolution No. 123-23 better known as the agreement for a Medicare Advantage Plan through the Broome County Purchasing Alliance, legislator Kelly Preston was absent from the meeting.
In a recent release, Legislative Chair Fitch stated the legislature needed additional time, which was affected by a lawsuit by county retirees and their dependents. The delay led to the county stating it did not have adequate time to provide retirees of the county, and their dependents, necessary information needed to understand the plan changes. Thus leading to the rescinding of the agreement.
Edward Goehler, the attorney representing 179 retirees and dependents of Cortland County, said to X101 News the Chair of the Legislature, Kevin Fitch, refused to hear the concerns by retirees and those retirees were shut out of the decision making process, which then led to a lawsuit against the county.