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Koetzle may get full-time position as Glenville supervisor

Pay would increase to $83,000

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Glenville may soon get a full-time supervisor, now that Director of Operations Jamie MacFarland has announced he will retire by the end of the year. Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle said the board will vote Wednesday on whether to make the supervisor position a full-time post and eliminate the director of operations position. Koetzle is currently paid a part-time salary of $19,152. As a full-time town supervisor, his annual salary would increase to $83,000 — the ...

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rstellrecht
November 15, 2013
10:25 a.m.

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I am surprised this can be accomplished with a simple board vote. When the Receiver of Taxes position was abolished in the town, it required a referendum vote.

Glenville1
November 15, 2013
1:03 p.m.

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Rick,
Yes, if you are abolishing an elected position, then, yes you need a referendum since that position would change from an elected one to an appointed one. In this case, it's a budget change, which is under the preview of the Town Board...in otherwords, the actual status of the position doesn't change, just the compensation. All salaries are set by the Town Board. If the Rec. of Taxes simply went from full time to part time and WAS STILL elected, then no referendum would hav been needed.
Chris

cfield
November 15, 2013
2:02 p.m.

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Glenville is lucky to have you! Keep up the good work. I can't believe the job was ever part time.

Til847
November 15, 2013
3:15 p.m.

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Jamie will be missed

mdraves1
November 15, 2013
8:03 p.m.

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Another slap in the face to the taxpayers of Glenville. I doubt that Mr.MacFarland woke up on Nov. 6 and had an epiphany to retire. I find this all too convenient.It seems to me that Supervisor Koetzle and his board of cronies withheld this information from the voters, as well as their intent. More of the lies, spin and untruths from the Glenville Republicans. $83,000 is a excessive amount of salary to pay a full time supervisor, well above both the salaries of comparable full time supervisors and the median household income for Glenville, And MacFarland will still stay on part time to do the jobs that Koetzle can't. These are the people who campaigned on lower spending, but yet have raised taxes every year. The people of Glenville need to take a good hard look at Their town Government and what it is REALLY doing.

editorial
November 15, 2013
9:54 p.m.

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mdraves1: Where have you found that $83,000 is "well above" the salaries of comparable full-time supervisors?

The town of Glenville has a population of 29,480. Here is data on nearby towns that employ full-time supervisors with populations closest in size to that of Glenville:

Town: Bethlehem
Supervisor: John Clarkson
Population: 33,656
Full-time pay in 2012: $101,890

Town: Guilderland
Supervisor: Kenneth D. Runion
Population: 35,303
Full-time pay in 2013: $104,487

Town: Clifton Park
Supervisor: Phil Barrett
Population: 36,705
Full-time pay in 2013: $90,000

--Bethany Bump

mdraves1
November 16, 2013
10:10 a.m.

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Not one of those are in Schenectady county.

mdraves1
November 16, 2013
11:56 a.m.

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If you compare dollars per citizen Glenville would be paying $2.81 per citizen. Niskayuna would be $2.47 ($53,800). Clifton park (Saratoga county) $2.45, Bethlehem comes in at $3.03 (wow) and Guilderland at $2.95 both in Albany county. Again these are the people who campaigned on lower spending and saving the taxpayer money.

editorial
November 16, 2013
1:58 p.m.

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There are no full-time town supervisors in Schenectady County.

editorial
November 16, 2013
2:13 p.m.

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Excuse me, there is actually one full-time supervisor in Schenectady County. Joe Landry, of Niskayuna (population: 21,781) earns a full-time salary between $50,000 and $60,000 (I'm having trouble finding the latest figure).

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