Appointments planned at annual meeting

GLOVERSVILLE – The Common Council will hold an organizational meeting and work session Tuesday at City Hall.

Mayor Dayton King and the council are expected to make a series of appointments for 2013.

“I think, for the first time in a long time in our city, we have the right people in the right places throughout our boards and [in charge] of our departments,” King said this morning. “We are going to give it some time and I had no reason to not reappoint someone because they are doing a good job. They are not getting paid for this so I appreciate their time and interest in the city.”

The following people are expected to be appointed chairman of their respective boards by King pending council confirmation: William Ferguson, the Planning Board; Anthony Ferraro, the House Authority Board; Jeff Ashe, the Recreation Commission; and Karen Smith of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Helen Thompson, Yokie Bertos and Logan Barclay are expected to fill the three vacancies on the Recreation Commission.

The council also will look to make the appointments of City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk for the 2013. Currently, Susan Semione is the City Clerk and Cindy Ostrander is the Deputy City Clerk.

“They should be reappointed with no problems,” Councilman-At-Large James Robinson said this morning.

Other appointments by King awaiting council confirmation include: Anthony Casale as the city attorney, Kevin Jones as the DPW director, William Walrath as the Transit director and Theresa Butkevitch as the deputy commissioner of finance.

An appointment made by King that does not require council approval will be the reappointment of James Morrison as the city historian for another year.

All necessary appointments will be made Tuesday and applied retroactively to Jan. 1, officials said.

The council also will have a resolution to hold a public hearing Jan. 22 on the proposed sale of a piece of land near the Gloversville Little League Park to the Gloversville Little League for $2,500.

“[The Little League] resolution got messed up a little bit so we will probably end up tabling that,” King said this morning. “There is a little strip of land the city owns over by the industrial park, and what we wanted to do was take a portion of that out and sell it to the Little League because they actually built a field right on it. We will fix that resolution up a bit and have it ready for the end of the month.”

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