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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sarris said to resign from outside employment

Corporation Counsel Charlie Sarris has reportedly decided to resign his position as a deputy town attorney in the town of North Greenbush, according to City Councilman Bill Dunne, D-District 4.

Dunne said that he recieved a letter from Sarris today stating that he would soon be resigning from the position.

Sarris had received a memo from City Council President Clement Campana, D-At Large, last Thursday requesting that he provide his letter of resignation for his North Greenbush position prior to the council meeting later that night where councilmen had planned to vote on his official appointment to the position of corporation counsel.

During the meeting, Sarris had told the council that he was hurt by there request when two weeks prior, none of them had openly objected to his outside jobs during a Finance Committee meeting.

Dunne noted that the council will still need to vote on Sarri's appointment since the resolution was tabled during the meeting.

"We're going to have to (vote on his approval), but we do want to see the official letter of resignation to North Greenbush first," said Dunne. "It's not that we don't believe Mr. Sarris, but we certainly want all our T's crossed and I's dotted."

Look for further information on the matter over the next few days from Troy Talk and The Record.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that the council democrats asked Sarris to step down from his job with North Greenbush is fine. What was not fine was that they asked him, by way of an unsigned letter left anonymously on his chair just hours before the council meeting to approve his appointment was to take place - AND at the finance meeting that was held just one week before, the Democratic council members were slapping Charles on the back welcoming him to the 'team' because they had unanimously moved to put his appointment on the agenda - with no mention of the second job being a problem. So much for the argument that Mitchell was the problem. I can't figure out if the council Democrats are stupid, cowardly, or if they just get a power rush out of messing with people - but those types of happenings have been pretty much par for the course over the last 18 months. Constant 11th hour bombshells in an attempt to stall progress. It's a wonder we have any competent, legitimate people who even want to risk working for the city right now. The Democratic council members have no idea how to treat people - and yet their own appointed employees are given free reign to add items to the agenda without the knowledge or approval of the president, tap into the council budget to build dog parks, etc. I pray that the voters will do the right thing in November and vote these 6 people out. As a matter of fact, I'd love to see primaries for every one of their seats. Not one of them has earned the priviledge to run again.

May 17, 2009 at 7:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posting anonymous comments now are we Crawley?

Always pushing a political agenda... Start doing some work for the taxpayers. Heard we just lost another 95 jobs, and the Hedley deal was trashed by the administrations incompetence as well. 400 million down the drain.

May 20, 2009 at 7:57 AM 

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