posted on March 24, 2010 20:34
The Genesee County Legislature Wednesday night appointed one of their own to become the next County Attorney.
Legislator Charles Zambito (R-Elba, Byron and Bergen) abstained from voting on his own appointment but won the support of the remaining eight legislators. Zambito will take over from John Rizzo, who resigned after 30 years as county attorney. Zambito, an attorney with a private practice in Batavia, will earn $90,000 per year in the part time position.
Rizzo, who attended the meeting Wednesday night, made no public comment and had asked Legislature Chairwoman Mary Pat Hancock to make no "fuss" about his retirement. Hancock said she would abide by Rizzo's wishes but publicly thanked him for his years of service.
Immediately following the vote on Zambito's appointment, the legislature named Robert J. Bausch (R-Bergen) as the new legislator representing District 2. Bausch did not attend the meeting. Hancock explained that Bausch had a long standing family commitment in California that prevented him from attending.
Bausch will serve until the end of this year. There will be a special election for a one year term this November. All legislators serve two year terms that expire simultaneously.
In other business on Wednesday night the legislature awarded a $359,794 contract to A.D. Call & Sons Excavating and Trucking Inc. of Stafford for the construction of the T-hangar taxiway apron at the Genesee County Airport.
PHOTO: Charles Zambito appointed
County Attorney on Wednesday night.