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Friday, February 20, 2009

Council, meet Corp. Counsel

During their Finance Committee meeting Thursday, members of the City Council were formally introduced to Charlie Sarris, who is currently serving as the city's temporary corporation counsel after Dave Mitchell's "service with the city of Troy concluded" at the end of City Hall business hours last Friday.

Tutunjian still would not say exactly what led to Mitchell's departure.

Sarris greet the councilmen at the start of the meeting and promised "nothing but cooperation" in working with them. And when later asked if additional legislation could be drawn up for the council's March meeting, he assured them that it wouldn't be a problem.

We've got to say it was quite a different atmosphere compared to past finance meetings where personal issues led to large shouting matches and the occasional threat of a lawsuit between Mitchell, Council President Clem Campana, D-At Large, and Councilman Bill Dunne, D-District 4.

We've heard that Tutunjian has 90 days to either name a permanent corporation counsel or go without one, but even if Sarris only serves on a temporary basis we think it will be interesting to watch how things play out in future meetings/discussions.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Judge Turner's secretary the sister of Charlie Sarris? I think so, just another Republican favor for a good Republican boy. Beware Dems of the wolf in sheep clothing.

February 21, 2009 at 5:54 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarris does not live in Troy!

February 22, 2009 at 9:19 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corp Counsel does not need to live in Troy, only Rensselaer County. Mitchell did neither.

February 23, 2009 at 7:56 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now with Mitchell gone, you have room for Jack Casey or Trish DeAngelis!

February 24, 2009 at 7:32 AM 

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