Del Gallo stands by senior post pick

Resident calls for ethics board investigation of supervisor

— Del Gallo said that wasn't the case and added that DeGeorgio is the first person on the preferred list anyway.

"There is nobody else that is on the preferred list, and he is there for two years, and it hasn't been two years, so that's the reason why it wasn't posted," said Del Gallo. "I did explain that to [Calder] and Mr. Martin."

After the motion failed to pass with a stalemate vote of 2-2, Del Gallo said, "I'll have to do what I'll have to do."

DeGeorgio earlier said he has a four-year degree in physical education and he scored in the top three on the civil service exam. While he has said he never asked to be selected for the position, he urged the board to find a replacement soon

Ethics Board summoned

Resident Todd Koza, before the vote on DeGeorgio, requested the ethics board investigate independent decisions made by Del Gallo as the supervisor without direction from the Town Board. Koza said the supervisor has stepped over his legal boundaries in some recent actions.

"I have spoken with the New York State Department of State on this subject and was provided with a much simpler description of powers as not all of us are lawyers," said Koza. "One of the distinguishing features of town government organization is the lack of a strong executive branch. Virtually all of a town's discretionary authority rests with the Town Board."

According to New York State Town Law, the supervisor can bring removal charges against an appointed head or deputy head from any town department for a hearing and determination by the Town Board.

Marco previously said she asked for a hearing after she received the termination letter by mail, but she didn't have a hearing before her removal date. Also, board members have said they didn't know Marco was going to be removed until after she received the letter and called board them.

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