CORNING, N.Y. — Corning city leaders are set to take another vote on fluoride. In May, council members voted to add fluoride to city water. But in November, bound by a petition, they voted again to put fluoride to a referendum.
That second resolution also instructed the city manager to pursue fluoridation but not spend any money on it. Now there’s some confusion over what that means.
“Does that mean hard capital, actual money coming out of the coffers of the treasury, or does that mean actual time, energy, from the manager’s office by way of his salary and his day-to-day obligations. So those two conflicting interpretations, we’re going to have to bring it up before the city council and discuss it,” said Mayor Tom Reed.
Council members will vote Monday whether to rescind their November resolution as it relates to the manager. The mayor said any action will not affect their commitment to fluoridation or the referendum set for the fall.