At the advice of the Village Attorney, by vote of the Board of Trustees, code enforcement officer James Snowden's contract was declared null and void in part because it was written and signed unlawfully, without the Board of Trustees ever being allowed to review the document or vote a resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign it, in a naked attempt to prevent recently elected Trustees from exercising their lawful powers granted by the voters of Monticello to govern. Last meeting's order by the Board of Trustees that the Building Department be relocated back to Village Hall will be carried out shortly.
Also at this meeting, the board appointed Walter Fedun, Jr. of Monticello as Deputy Village Manager at a salary of $55,000 per year, to assist interim Village Manager Ray Nargizian who is serving without pay until a permanent Manager is hired by the board. A contract with Mr. Fedun was discussed, but has not yet been written. Once it has been constructed and reviewed by all members of the board and is approved by another vote, the current plan of the Board of Trustees is to enter into mutually agreeable terms with him to assure stability for him and for the Village of Monticello for the next three years.
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