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Chatham may have changed supervisor's responsibilities

Feb 06, 2024 12:55 am

Tiffany Greenwaldt-Simon reports at HudsonValley360.com that the Chatham Town Board voted at its Feb. 1 workshop meeting to change the responsibilities of the town supervisor’s position. Current Town Supervisor Donal Collins voted against the measure in a 3-to-1 vote. Chatham's supervisors must now submit resolutions to the full board 48 hours before board meetings and make some other reporting changes regarding communications with state, county, local and school agencies. Collins said, “I’m not resistant to anything being asked of me.... I just want to make sure we are compliant, and we are not in fact triggering a referendum by the adoption of these changes.” At the Feb. 1 meeting, Town attorney Tal Rappleyea did not know if a public referendum would be needed to make the changes. But if Rappleyea says a referendum is required, then Collins says, “If they do trigger a referendum, they would have to rescind the resolution" since the vote would not be legal without the referendum. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.