Excuse me, Supervisor, but appointing the Planning Board Chairperson is not solely YOUR appointment unless there has been a change to Town Law 271 in the past few weeks:
New York Consolidated Laws, Town Law - TWN § 271. Planning board, creation, appointmentIt is a town board appointment which last I knew you are merely 1 of 5 votes at the table. You pulled a fast one and tainted the process; where was the town attorney that he didn't correct your statement?
1. Authorization. The town board of each town is hereby authorized by local law or ordinance, to create a planning board consisting of five or seven members and shall, by resolution, appoint the members of such board and designate the chairperson thereof.
Every board member had the authority to put forth a name last night. While the vote may have been the same, no one will ever know for sure if the majority of the board voted in support of your choice because they thought that they had no other choice. Councilman Reynolds was the only person who made any sense.
Add to that the fact that you didn't even have the decency to inform Elis DeLia in advance that he is being replaced as chairperson is shameful! Good Grief!
That, sir, was clearly your duty!
Below is the video of the Supervisor's proclamation that he has the power of appointment for the Planning Board Chairperson!
You just can’t make this stuff up!
The full board meeting video will be online shortly.
Salute! Cin! Cin!