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Village of Manlius appoints new clerk/treasurer

— The village of Manlius Board of Trustees appointed Martha Dygert as its new clerk/treasurer during its regular meeting Dec. 13.

Dygert, a current resident of Seneca Falls, was hired in June as a consultant for the village clerk's office. She has been the clerk, treasurer, deputy clerk-treasurer, zoning officer, registrar of vital statistics and cemetery manager for the village of Seneca Falls, which is set to dissolve effective Jan. 1, 2012.

“Martha felt compelled to stay on in Seneca Falls through the end of the year while working part-time for Manlius,” said village of Manlius Mayor Mark-Paul Serafin. “She will be starting full-time in January and brings to Manlius nearly 11 years experience in a local government setting and has all the qualifications needed to make a smooth transition to the position here in [the] village of Manlius.”

Serafin said Dygert has the qualities needed to make her a good candidate for the position.

“In addition to Martha’s relevant professional experience, she has been through the entire Seneca Falls dissolution process from day one,” he said. “Martha knows first-hand the detrimental impact the pending dissolution of Seneca Falls is going to have on the quality of life for both the village and town residents effective Jan. 1. Martha also supports my continued efforts to control spending, to right-size our budget and to better utilize existing resources, including shared services.”

The mayor said Seneca Falls loss’ is “definitely Manlius’ gain. This is first time in several years that the village will have a clerk/treasurer with her depth of knowledge and expanse of experience. Martha’s commitment and enthusiasm to serve the village of Manlius will have a positive impact on all she endeavors to accomplish and all she encounters to assist. I am proud and honored that she is part of our team.”

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