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Orangetown Council To Vote on Creating DEME Deputy

The Orangetown Town Council's regular board meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the town hall.

The Orangetown Town Council will vote on a resolution to create a Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering as part of the regular town board meeting 7:30 p.m. tonight at town hall.

The position, which will pay an annual salary of $83,000, would incorporate the current clerk of the works position as well as other supervisory duties within the DEME.

DEME Director Joe Moran said that a similar position existed previously, but the person retired and was replaced with a part-time employee in the interim. The deputy commissioner would oversee all operations of the department and the clerk of the works position, which is temporary, would be eliminated.

"I want to be guaranteed that we are not going to be hit with a request for another clerk of the works," Councilman Tom Diviny said during last week's workshop. 

Though the salary would be higher than that of the clerk of the works, Orangetown Director of Finance Charlie Richardson said there is money in the budget for 2012 to cover the difference. 

There will also be a public hearing to discuss the possible amendment of the town code regarding requirements for new homes to meet the Home Energy Requirement System index of 70 or less rather than the current compliance with Energy Star standards.

The rest of the meeting agenda can be found here. The supporting materials are attached to this report. 

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