(firstname.lastname@example.org) Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:44:56
How about the Martino board? Do you believe there's much left in the bank accounts after his empire building?
First they reinstated the town clerk salary to what the previous town clerk made even though much of her salary was based on longevity.
Ms. McGrogan's salary has not been increased. There was consideration to increasing it, however it was not done. I searched through the minutes of the Town Board meetings and was only able to locate the following in which her salary was set and still stands at $40,000.
I should point out that Ms. McGrogan, according to her 2009 campaign literature has seven years experience as a deputy town clerk. I should also add that her predecessor, Carol Clearwater salary was at $52,000 when she left office, so the salary of the Town Clerk was not restored.
They later hired another parttime clerk, since the town clerk complained about the amount of work there was.
The town of Hyde Park is, if I'm not mistaken the fourth largest municipality in Dutchess County with over 25,000 residents.
They hired a comptroller who was unable to do the work of maintaining the town's financial information.
And that comptroller is not longer employed by the Town of Hyde Park.
They hired a parttime police chief to "save money", then made his position full-time with a salary of $100,000 this year. If you read the resolution of June 13, 2011, with an increase of at least 3% every year until 2015. He also receives longevity compensation. It goes on and on with other costly provisions of that resolution.
1) The Town of Hyde Park does not pay Chief Broe's benefits as he receives benefits through his retirement from his time with the Newburgh Police Dept.
2) The 3% increase was a stipulation of a negotiated contract. Don't like it? Speak to the town's labor attorney.
3) In comparision to other larger towns in the area:
Town of Poughkeepsie Chief Thomas Mauro -$134, 155
City of Poughkeepsie Chief Ron Knapp $119,666
Town of Newburgh Chief, John Mahoney $111,481
City of Newburgh Police Chief Michael Ferrara $104, 723
Feel free to lookup the salaries of other public employees:
I only hope there is something left in the coffers for the next town board to use for daily expenses.