Koetzle said making the selection as soon as possible was best so the appointee could be thoroughly briefed on town affairs. During the Town Board work session on Wednesday, Jan. 12, council members will formally interview Pytlovany. Koetzle urged residents to attend the work session and submit any questions they have to the town board.
Koetzle said Pytlovany was selected because of his previous experiences, and he will be a good representative for the town.
"He's got a lot of experience in municipal government and he's got a lot of knowledge of public safety, and those are the areas that we really needed help in right now," said Koetzle. "He is going to have a very important area in public safety, and there is a lot of things going on right now."
Recently, the town has been trying to reach an agreement with the Glenville Police Benevolent Association over health concessions, and Pytlovany will be working as a town liaison in those discussions. In the future, Koetzle said he hopes to work out an agreement with the Village of Scotia to consolidate police services with the town, which Pytlovany will assist in.
Following the announcement, Koetzle returned to the agenda, where the board quickly moved through 36 resolutions, leaving the last eight, including an add-on, for discussion.
James MacFarland received a promotion to director of operations for the town, which Koetzle said MacFarland has already been performing the duties of, without the title.
"This brings [MacFarland] in line with actually what he has been for 2010. He's been doing these jobs as an acting director of operations and he's performed wonderfully and I think deserves this promotion," said Koetzle.
Quinn also praised MacFarland for his work in the town.
"In my 10 years of service to the town, Jamie has proven to be an invaluable resource," said Quinn. "He has more institutional knowledge then I dare say anybody else in the town has. He is also a tremendous ambassador for the town and he has served very well in a variety of capacities."