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February 23, 2018 Special Meeting


Special Meeting

Municipal Building

February 23, 2018


Members Present:        Joel R. Bartlett, Supervisor

Paul V. Desormo, Councilman

David D. Prosser, Councilman

Timothy McAtee, Councilman

Joanne McClusky, Councilwoman


Supervisor Bartlett called the Special Meeting of the Town Board to order at 3:30 pm.


MOTION #24-2018


Supervisor Bartlett moved to adjourn to executive session at 3:32 pm to discuss personnel issues, Councilman McAtee seconded.


Ayes All


The meeting was reconvened at 3:51 pm.




MOTION #25-2018


WHEREAS, since February 15th, 2018 a vacancy exists in the Town Justice Court with the resignation of Justice Andrew Capone; and

WHEREAS, in order to fill the vacancy the Town Council must appoint an individual to fill the office of Town Justice until the next General Election; and

WHEREAS, Matthew Porter, a town resident and competent practicing attorney with judicial experience has requested appointment to the office and has a satisfactory recommendation from the current remaining Town Justice.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, Matthew Porter, a town resident and practicing attorney is hereby appointed to the vacant position of Town of Watertown Justice for the remainder of this fiscal year with the term ending December 31, 2018.

A motion to adopt the foregoing resolution was made by Supervisor Bartlett and second by Councilman Prosser, and upon a roll call vote of the Board was duly adopted as follows:


Supervisor, Joel Bartlett                      Yes

Councilman, Paul Desormo                Yes

Councilman, David Prosser                Yes

Councilman, Tim McAtee                   Abstain

Councilwoman, Joanne McClusky     Abstain


Supervisor Bartlett reminded Mr. Porter to stop into the Clerk’s Office to take the Oath of Office and sign the Official Undertaking.  He will also check with Attorney Russell concerning possible conflicts with Mr. Porter’s position on the Zoning Board of Appeals.


Mr. Porter thanked the Town Board.


MOTION #26-2018


Supervisor Bartlett moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:55 pm, Councilman Prosser seconded.                                Ayes All


Pamela D. Desormo, Town Clerk


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