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WDKX.com » Blog » LDC Board Meets On How To Proceed
Nov 12th 2013 8:08 am
LDC Board Meets On How To Proceed
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A local development corporation, or LDC, is working to move forward with Monroe County in the midst of a criminal investigation.

Monday, Upstate Telecommunications, or UTC had a special meeting with its board members. The board chairman says the goal of this meeting is to make sure county services don't end.

"As the county executive and Dennis Vacco said the other day , these projects are very important and we want to keep the projects going forward and so we're just doing the best we can to do that," said Hank Stuart, UTC Board Chairman.

The project Stuart is talking about deals with supplying the county with things like copiers, computers, and telephones. It contracts with the company Navitech to do that.

County Executive Maggie Brooks wants UTC to cut ties with Navitech. This was part of her call to action after a 25-count indictment came down last week charging four men with ties to the LDC's. One of those men was her husband.

The charges include a bid-rigging scheme involving UTC and Monroe Safety and Security Systems.

"Indictments are accusations. I really have no knowledge of those accusations. I have read the indictment but we'll let the legal process take it from there," said Stuart.

Stuart says during the board meeting, they also welcomed Monroe County Public Safety Director and former Rochester Police Chief David Moore to the team. Brooks wants him to oversee things.

"I think his career in public safety speaks for itself and I think his integrity is fantastic and we're delighted to have him joining this board."

Stuart wanted to make it clear that board members are not a part of the criminal investigation.

There will be another special meeting Tuesday just like this one, only with Monroe Security and Safety Systems.

Source:YNN