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Golf contract dispute between Amsterdam mayor, council going to court

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The escalating power struggle between Amsterdam’s mayor and Common Council, sparked months ago by golf course contract disagreements, will land in court today. Last week, Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane hired a lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the Common Council, city controller and deputy mayor, claiming they usurped her contract-signing power by awarding the city golf course service contract to golf pro Joe Merendo without her signature. In response, the Common Council hired its own ...

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