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Friday, April 24, 2009

Mayor questions council actions

Mayor Harry Tutunjian questioned the validity of a special meeting held by the City Council Thursday that started more than an hour after its scheduled time.

According to a legal notice which appeared in The Record on April 21, the council planned to hold the meeting at 7 p.m. to make an appointment to fill the vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review and to override Tutunjian's veto of Local Laws 1 and 2 for 2009, which dealt with allowing both political parties on the council to hire their own legal counsel.

However, the special meeting did not actually begin until roughly 8:15 p.m. after the council's Finance Committee, which ran long because members had listened to a 30-minute presentation on reassessments from the state Office of Real Property Services.

Tutunjian said that the council was required to follow the schedule set forth in its legal notice - including both the time the meeting would start and the matters which would be discussed, since the override of his vetoes was actually moved to the council's regular May meeting.

"This appointment is null and void," said Tutunjian, who noted that the appointment was ever legally challenged it would not hold up in court.

Council President Clement Campana, D-At Large, said that that the council did the fair thing and was not in the wrong.

"I would never stop government from acting, regardless of what the clock says," said Campana, who said the complaint was typical of Tutunjian and his administration. "We weren't going to let these people speak, and as a courtesy, knowing full well that this thing wasn't ready to go forward, I let the guy speak."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tutunjian is wrong, as usual! Let him challenge the appointment will stand and be declared valid.

April 26, 2009 at 9:03 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nero fiddle while Rome burns. I find it amazing that you legitimize this crap and then wonder aloud why nothing gets done in Troy. Stop printing the garbage generated by this administration's PR machine. Right now, Metroland is a more legitimate source for news and it's free!

April 27, 2009 at 3:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Clem, once again we understand that Guluski still has your councilman handbook but, there is another piece of reading material you should familiarize yourself with -- the City Charter. Try it sometime, it's interesting reading.

April 27, 2009 at 8:38 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Null and void" now that is funny Harry! You are now a Judge with barely ahigh school "edumacation" under your very large belt. Troy is what it is due to the people we elect, this is why Pete is not running again.

April 27, 2009 at 8:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is safe to say that Pete is not running again because of the council leadership. One look at the picture of Chappy's face swinging the stickball bat sums up his leadership ability. Awkward, clumsy, and ineffective. He has gone from WUSS to WHIFF.

April 28, 2009 at 7:27 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe there are two Ds in eddumacation.

April 28, 2009 at 8:19 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Harry majored in body dents and plastic filler 101, that is all he knows besides how to consume large portions of chow at his wife's place. What an administration we have. USELESS.

May 10, 2009 at 10:52 PM 

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