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Rotterdam gets organized

"I'm sure last year I sat here my first day and I said if we don't do a good job you can chop our heads off and roll them down Sunrise Boulevard; I don't see anybody with an axe and chopping block, so we are in good shape there," said Del Gallo. "I'm sure everybody would agree that it was an interesting year for all of us."

Despite the tough economy, Del Gallo thought the board did a good job. Some of the goals accomplished were building a kitchen for the senior center, starting construction a monument for veterans outside town hall, the Golub Corporation expanding their warehouse in Rotterdam, the redevelopment of Capital Plaza with the Recovery Room restaurant, the former Draper School being planned for housing for the Disabled American Veterans organization and other improvements in the town.

"I look forward to working with Wayne Calder we will do our best to make the next year a better year than this year and accomplish what we have to do and be proud of what we do," said Del Gallo.

Deputy Supervisor Robert Godlewski stated before moving to privilege of the floor for personnel items the board needed to go into executive session to discuss information Calder hadn't received in regards to a certain item on the agenda because he wasn't a board member.

During the privilege of the floor residents pointed out inconsistencies and questions with agenda, because resolutions differed from the index and what was listed in the explanation of the resolution further in the agenda. One instance was a resolution reappointing Marjorie Schmid a member of the Rotterdam Conservation Advisory Council for a two-year term, which was also clarified to bet an honorary member, but inside the agenda the resolution was appointed her as a member of the Rotterdam Board of Assessment Review.

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