Originally Posted by Razor123
Back at the Town Hall Tree lighting , in November or December I think, Mr. bellone was introduced as "County Executive Elect". If he's becoming the new County Executive, then who's becoming the new Town Supervisor?
According to today's Newsday, former Town Supervisor, Richard Schaefer, was sworn in yesterday on an interim basis. From the article, his previous time in the office was not without some problems.
"It's been 10 years since Schaffer, a North Babylon attorney, was supervisor. He has been reacquainting himself with town neighborhoods. It's been like seeing old friends, he said. "It's almost like I'm coming home but I never left."
Schaffer's time in office was marred by the 1997 indictments of five of his officials on charges of falsifying documents to hide a budget deficit. Four were cleared. Doug Jacob, who still works for the town, was convicted of eight misdemeanors and got probation. Schaffer considers the indictments a political attack.
Schaffer also oversaw a dark period in the town's fiscal history. In 1998, Babylon had the lowest bond rating among Long Island towns. Schaffer said it was such a financial crisis -- which he attributes to litigation and revenue losses from creating a commercial garbage district in 1994 -- that town officials considered filing for bankruptcy."
Here's the link. Since Newsday's home delivery penetration has probably sunk to about 25%, approximately, one in four people here will be read the complete article found in the local "Bible of Journalism".
Former Babylon supervisor returning to job