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New Paltz mayor cuts hours to 14, sues Village Board over salary, fires village planner and takes a paid one-month leave of absence

August 29, 2013 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After months of intense public argument, mayor Jason West has decided to officially sue the New Paltz Village Board regarding his salary decrease. He also announced that he will take a paid one-month leave of absence due to unspecified medical reasons. And earlier this month -- due to his cut in pay -- West said he’d clock no more than 14 hours each week. And last week, West fired village planner Curt Lavalla, whom he had hired in 2012. “It is a personnel issue at the moment and I am not prepared to comment,” stated acting mayor Rebecca Rotzler regarding Lavalla’s termination.
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