Lysander Town Board takes position to the ballot
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LYSANDER, N.Y. -- The controversial proposal to alter two long standing positions in the town of Lysander is moving forward.
In a town board meeting held Monday night, the board announced that the option to change the Highway Superintendent position from elected to appointed would be added to this November's ballot.
The proposal to do the same with the Town Clerk position was taken off the agenda by board members who say it will be reassessed next year. Now, the Lysander community will have the chance to vote in November on the matter.
The board members were considering the changes as a way to reduce costs, allowing them to share services with other municipalities. The proposal was initially questioned because of possible violations to the Open Meeting Laws.
Board members came up with the idea behind closed doors, according to the Committee on Open Government, depending on the nature of their discussion, their actions could have been illegal.