WHEREAS, the Town has enacted Chapter 16B of the Town Code entitled “Anti-Nepotism,” which, among other provisions, prohibits a Town employee from supervising a relative (“Chapter 16B”); and
WHEREAS, as an exception to this general rule, Chapter 16B permits a Town employee to supervise a relative if the supervision will last no longer than thirty (30) days or if the Town Board authorizes the supervisory arrangement; and
WHEREAS, the Town has recently promoted Janice Collins to be the Tuesday through Friday director of the Town’s program for individuals with developmental disabilities, known as the CARE Program, between July 5, 2017 and August 11, 2017, a period of thirty-eight (38) days (the “Supervisory Period”); and
WHEREAS, Ms. Collins was the only applicant for the position, which was open to existing employees servicing the CARE Program; and
WHEREAS, as part of her new duties, Ms. Collins is required to supervise her daughter, Meagan Collins, during the Supervisory Period (the “Supervisory Arrangement”); and
WHEREAS, this Board finds that since (1) the Tuesday through Friday CARE Program is in need of a director, (2) Ms. Collins was the only applicant for the position and (3) the Supervisory Arrangement will last for only a short period of time over that which is already permitted by Chapter 16B, it is in the best interests of the Town to authorize the Supervisory Arrangement.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the Supervisory Arrangement be and hereby is authorized.
Dated: Manhasset, New York
July 18, 2017
The vote on the foregoing resolution was recorded as follows:
Ayes: Councilperson De Giorgio, Councilperson Ferrara, Councilperson Kaplan, Councilperson Russell, Councilperson Seeman, Councilperson Zuckerman, Supervisor Bosworth
cc: Town Attorney Comptroller Parks