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Schenectady City Council urged to fill seat

4 votes needed to appoint someone to vacant spot

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The city’s attorney told the City Council on Monday that it cannot leave a council seat vacant, as it has done for the past month. The council must appoint someone, Corporation Counsel John Polster said. “It should exercise its duties,” he added. He read from the charter to emphasize that the council cannot simply keep its seventh seat empty until the November election. “The council shall appoint a qualified person to fill such vacancy,” he ...

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