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A better plan for Schenectady assessor's office

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy appears to have pulled a rabbit out of his hat with the appointment of former county real property director Nicholas Barber as acting assessor, and he makes no bones about his ulterior motive to move and merge the assessor’s operation into the Bureau of Receipts’ office, where none other than his choice for permanent assessor, Ed Waterfield, runs things. Barber’s appointment, depending on how long he sticks around and what he ...

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October 7, 2013
9:38 p.m.

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Nick Barber is the kind of professional City Hall needs more of. Make it permanent and keep the salary at the former rate. Another example of working together to squeeze City taxpayers.

October 8, 2013
9:26 a.m.

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"Barber, who is retired, has only signed on for six weeks — and he can’t earn more than $30,000 annually because of his pension."