The Huntington Town Board reinstated, created and abolished several jobs at Tuesday’s town board meeting, again drawing criticisim from some members of the board over patronage and transparency.
The reshuffling included reinstating positions with salaries totaling $284,920, creating $272,413 in new jobs and abolishing $268,165 in positions.
According to town documents, $289,168 will be taken out of contingency to help fund newly created jobs.
The changes were listed in two resolutions sponsored by Republican Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci. Both resolutions were approved in a 3-2 vote, with board members Mark Cuthbertson and Joan Cergol, both Democrats, voting no.
“The fiscal impact of this is much more than those numbers indicate,” Cuthbertson said Wednesday. “Also the total lack of transparency in...| read more ››