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Liberty announces appointments during reorganizational meeting

By Matt Shortall
Posted 1/7/22

LIBERTY — The Town of Liberty held its reorganizational meeting on Monday, January 3 in which they set forth plans for the year ahead.

The meeting began with a moment of silence to recognize …

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Liberty announces appointments during reorganizational meeting

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LIBERTY — The Town of Liberty held its reorganizational meeting on Monday, January 3 in which they set forth plans for the year ahead.

The meeting began with a moment of silence to recognize the passing of John “Biscuit” Benton, who worked for the Town Highway Department, as well as longtime Parksville Resident and Engineer Hank Illing.

All department head and worksession meetings will take place the first Monday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. inside the Town of Liberty Senior Center located at 119 North Main St.

Regular town board meetings will take place the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. When a regularly scheduled meeting falls on a holiday the meeting will take place the following Tuesday

The town unanimously designated its custodial and depository banks and the Sullivan County Democrat was named as the town’s official newspaper of record.

The board appointed newly elected town Councilmember John Lennon Jr as delegate to attend the Association of Towns Conference in February, 2022.

Supervisor Frank DeMayo said he spoke with newly elected Highway Superintendent Matt DeWitt and he appointed Kevin Austin as Deputy Highway Superintendent.

Town Justice appointments included Denise Curry as Court Clerk and Manager, Lillian Rubio Deputy Clerk of the Court and Dawn Bilancione as Clerk to Justice Troy Johnstone.

Joanne Gerow was reappointed as Town Dog Control Officer for another one year term. There was no appointment for the position of deputy dog control officer.

Peter Dworetsky was appointed as a member of the Board of Assessment Review for a term expiring on September 30, 2026. There’s one vacancy on Board of Assessment Review.

Robert Werlau was appointed as Zoning Board Chairman for a one year term.

Donald Nichols was appointed as a member of the Town Zoning Board for a term expiring on December 31, 2026. There’s two one-year positions for alternate members of the Town Zoning Board that remains vacant and the town is looking for interested candidates.

Lynn Dowe was reappointed as Town Planning Board Chair for another one year-term. Furthermore, Dowe was reappointed as a Planning Board member for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

Anthony Dworetsky was appointed as a Planning Board member to fill the unexpired term of Lydia Rolle. That term will expire on December 31, 2024.

Eugene Thallman and Manny Steinberg were appointed to two alternate positions on the Town Planning Board for a term of one year.

Jena Schwartz was reappointed to the Parks & Recreation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

Town Attorney Kenneth Klein was reappointed along with Assistant Town Attorney Jacob Billig for terms expiring December 31, 2025.

Appointments to the Employees Relations Committee included Steven Schroeder and Andrew Bivins from the Highway Department, Sunsoree Young from the Town Hall, Kathy Dworetsky from the Parks and Recreation Department and Evan Decker and Jonathan McGibbon from the Water and Sewer Department.

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