Skaneateles: Justices receive approval for new clerk

The Skaneateles Town Board held its annual organizational meeting Monday Jan. 4 at Town Hall.

While a time for the board to name committees and members who sit on committees, it was also the first official act of the new board members.

The board adopted the 2010 Annual Resolution with little discussion.

On the matter of boards and committees, Supervisor Terri Roney said there are a couple of committees that will be dissolved, one of which is the Skaneateles Community Center Advisory Board.

Roney said she spoke to Ted Astemborski regarding the board and he was in agreement to dissolve the advisory committee.

"Too many people giving the community center direction is probably not a good thing," Roney said.

The board also briefly discussed the position of justice court clerk. The board was in receipt of a letter from Justices Charles Major and Kathleen Dell, which requested the board approve payment to DeBrenda Bracy, town of Salina court clerk, for the month of January.

"We understand that this would require transfer of budgeted funds from our 'salary' line to our 'contractual' line," Major and Dell wrote in the letter.

Bracy will receive $14 per hour for up to eight hours a week through the end of the month.

The justices also requested approval for the permanent appointment of Sharon L. Cross as part-time court clerk beginning Feb. 1. Major and Dell requested Cross be approved for up to 20 hours per week at a salary of $11.50 per hour.

According to the letter to the board, Cross is very qualified for the position as she has held the position of head court clerk for many years to four previous Skaneateles town justices. She is now a retired assistant to Onondaga County Court Judge William D. Walsh.

"As your currently elected town justices, we are honored that Sharon L. Cross is willing to accept this part-time appointment and we hereby formally request our approval of this appointment," Major and Dell wrote to the board.

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