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Seneca Falls Town Board votes 3-2 to defeat making highway superintendent appointed job

Call it a ‘win’ for Democracy. Or something like that.

The Seneca Falls Town Board voted 3-2 to defeat a motion that would have turned the elected highway superintendent position into an appointed one.

Councilors Dawn Dyson, Kaitlyn Laskoski, and Steve Churchill voted against it.


Supervisor Mike Ferrara argued that a board-appointed superintendent would ensure the person doing the job is qualified. That argument has been long-made regarding elected, seemingly non-political jobs.

In some counties across the region there have been failed attempts at making positions like sheriff appointed, instead of elected. The problem, critics argue, is that once the change is made it cannot be undone.



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