The agenda item to appoint Dennis Malone as the of the Clarkstown Town Garage was removed from Tuesday night’s town board agenda. Town Supervisor Alex Gromack said the board is waiting for additional information from Rockland County’s Personnel Director before making the appointment official. He expects the appointment will be voted on at the September board meeting.
The town board chose Malone, who is currently the Clarkstown Mini Trans supervisor, for the new position of fleet manager. The position would oversee the mechanics in the consolidated town garage. The mechanics will work on the town’s vehicles including police cars, highway equipment and other vehicles.
The creation of the job caused controversy because the fleet manager will report to the town board instead of the highway superintendent.
The town board approved two proposed local laws after holding public hearings. An amendment to the flood damage prevention section of the town code, which aligns it with federal guidelines, was passed. A law updating and amending the sign regulations of the town code was approved.
Building Inspector Peter Beary said the changes include some new definitions. He said the action was taken in anticipation of opening of the Shops at Nanuet, which will be an outdoor shopping mall. A town committee will look at all signs.