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Driscoll comes to Cicero

Matt Driscoll, who is now president and CEO of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp., speaks about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget proposal at the Cicero Town Board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Matt Driscoll, who is now president and CEO of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp., speaks about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget proposal at the Cicero Town Board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 25. Photo by Sarah Hall.

— In other business:

The board unanimously approved a motion to allow Police Chief Joseph Snell to petition the state for a pension waiver under New York State Civil Service Law Sections 211 and 212. This would allow him to collect a pension while continuing to work as chief of police. Snell retired from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Dec. 31, 1994.

“This will allow Chief Snell to approach the state to obtain the waiver,” Supervisor Jim Corl said. “Whether or not the waiver is actually granted is up to the state.”

A retired person who returns to work can earn a pension on up to the first $30,000 of their earnings. The submission of the waiver will start the process under Sections 211 and 212 of the Civil Service Law to determine if Snell should receive his pension while still working; the town will determine if there are other eligible candidates for his job and whether Snell is still fit to do the job. If there are no other candidates and Snell is still the person for the job, the state will then make the determination regarding his pension.

Snell became part-time chief in Cicero in 1995 and remained in that position until 2000, when he became full-time chief. Since that time, he has received a waiver from the state until last year, when the town board did not sign his request for a waiver. That is the only time that he did not receive a waiver from the town.

The board approved an agreement between the town and RLB Development LLC to locate the 2012 farmers market at Drivers Village.

“It was the general consensus after the survey that we did that Drivers Village was the most centrally located and the easiest to get to, especially for the seniors in our community and in North Syracuse,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jody Rogers.

The farmers market will run from May to October.

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