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New Scotland Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, January 5, 2012


Like-minded board members make unanimous appointments in New Scotland

NEW SCOTLAND — A slate of unanimous votes followed the swearing in of two new town board members who campaigned with sitting board members on a platform promising cooperation on the recently divided board.

William Hennessy and Patricia Snyder, who ran on the Democratic line with incumbent Supervisor Thomas Dolin, won both open seats on the five-person board.  They took their four-year seats at the town’s Jan. 2 reorganizational meeting.

Also sworn in were the town clerk, Diane Deschenes, and the highway superintendent, Darrell Duncan, who will likely be taking the head post in the county’s department of public works.  (See related story on page 1.)

The town board appointed the following people unanimously:

— Martha Slingerland as registrar;

— J. Michael Naughton as the town’s attorney.  Its previous attorney, Michael Mackey, is starting his first term in the county legislature;

— Jeff Baker as counsel to the planning board and zoning board of appeals;

— Charles Voss as the chairman of the planning board;

— Stuart Morrison as an alternate member of the planning board;

— Adam Greenberg as the chairman of the zoning board of appeals;

— Robert Prentiss as an alternate member of the zoning board of appeals;

— Lance Moore as a member of the zoning board of appeals;

— Paul Cantlin and Douglas Miller as the town constables;

— Douglas Miller as the public safety commissioner;

— Darrell Duncan as deputy public safety commissioner;

— Charles Voss as a member of the board of ethics;

— Dr. Lyon Greenberg as chairman of the board of ethics; and

— Kevin Schenmeyer as the dog warden captain and James Conde as dog warden.

The town board passed the following resolutions unanimously:

— Named The Altamont Enterprise as the official newspaper;

— Entered into an agreement with Stantec Consulting Services to act as the town engineering advisor; and

— Named First Niagara Bank as the designated depository for funds of the town of New Scotland and Key Bank, Citizens Bank, Pioneer Bank, and M&T Bank as alternates.

By Saranac Hale Spencer


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