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Residency of transit head at issue

Speaker: Law requires Walrath to live in city

December 3, 2013

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council and mayor are waiting for the city’s labor attorney to say whether local law can be changed to allow the transit manager to continue to hold his job without living......

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Dec-04-13 1:58 PM

When he was hired as "Mobility manager" that was a way for the mayor to skirt civil service qualifications and install his friend. Now that the grant has run out, 2 questions remain "Is the city now picking up all his alary where the grant was covering it before?" and if that be the case, the City Charter will now be the document prescribing the duty requirements for residency and qualifications. 2. "What is the proper title to the position he's holding and what are the civil service parameters that have to be met?" Have the labor attorney and mayor answer those question, I don't think this will pass the smell test..

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Dec-04-13 11:57 AM

The city could just annex his property and make it part of the city. Problem solved

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Dec-04-13 11:25 AM

One more reason why the CITY of Gloversville needs to get out of the COUNTY transit business.

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Dec-04-13 8:41 AM

The law should be followed. As a police officer would tell you; ignorance of the law is no excuse. The question shoulb be; Why was he appointed in the first place if it violated the local laws???

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Dec-03-13 12:45 PM

He should be allowed to keep his job if he meets the standards that were in place at the time of his hiring. Is he doing a good job? If so, then that should be the criteria for him collecting a paycheck. If not, then send him down the road. Thank God for "concerned citizens" that find problems where there are none.

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