Skaneateles town board makes two appointments

The Skaneateles town board took steps toward filling three vacant positions in the town government at its Sept. 19 meeting.

The board moved to appoint Adam D’Amico as the new town code enforcement officer. D’Amico, who is also the village code enforcement officer, will be paid $20 per hour as a part-time employee.

Town code enforcement officer was previously a full-time position, though it will now be part-time on a trial basis in the interest of running the town more efficiently, Councilor Steve McGlynn said.

Current code enforcement officer Debbie Williams will be retiring at the end of the year.

The board also moved to offer the position of town assessor to Linda Wright, pending state approval and contract negotiations. Wright will work part-time and be paid a yearly salary not to exceed $50,000.

Councilor Rick Keyes said that Wright’s experience doing assessments for other municipalities with waterfront and agricultural land made her a good fit for Skaneateles. Wright is also currently the assessor for the towns of Savannah, Scott, Preble and Summerhill.

The board also approved a short-term contract for retiring assessor Ron Miller for just the month of October so that he can assist Wright in transitioning into her new role. Miller’s contract is not to exceed $5.700.

He board moved to send out a request for proposal for applicants for a new town attorney. The board is asking that anyone interested in the position contact the town by Oct. 11 so they can begin to conduct interviews.

The board is currently without any official legal counsel since town attorney Patrick Sardino resigned in August to leave the area for another job.

In other business:

--McGlynn read a letter sent to the village of Skaneateles board of trustees regarding changes to the town comprehensive plan. The letter states that suggested changes to the plan, dealing with the section titled “Goals, Objectives and Action Items,” have been reviewed by the town board and (now-former) town attorney Sardino.

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