The Board of Supervisors voted down a resolution to end its free health care at the Dec. 4 meeting.
The resolution would have amended the 2010 budget to end the free health care, which is optional, and discounted dental plan and raised supervisors' salary by $7,442. The proposal was estimated to save $45,207 in 2010 if it had passed.
Only four supervisors, Chairman John Becker (Sullivan), Russell Hammond (Georgetown), Russell Cary (Fenner) and Ron Bono (Madison), voted in favor.
Supervisors Rocco DiVeronica (Lenox) and Richard Williams (Nelson) were not present.
The board, with the free health insurance intact, later approved the 2010 budget.
At the end of the meeting, Lebanon Supervisor James Goldstein tried one more time for cost saving measures, providing the board with a resolution recommending a study for changing the benefit policy. Goldstein's recommendation included a 10 percent cost sharing in the health insurance costs by elected officials and management for an approximate saving of $100,000 annually.
However, Goldstein was the lone vote of support.
In other business, the board adopted Local Law No. 4 with fixed salaries off the following county officials:
Administrator at $85,122
Public Health Director at $80,871
Commissioner of Social Services at $77,060
Sheriff at $73,500
Highway Superintendent at $73,427
Treasurer at $72,839
Real Property Tax Services Director at $60,870
Personnel Officer at $59,604
Clerk at $56,289
Election Commissioner at $50,084