Because Jean Cataldo is retiring as clerk, and she is running for clerk unopposed, this would be a good time to merge the offices, Buchanan told The Enterprise.
“As an entrepreneur, you tell yourself, ‘It’s okay to let this payment slide — I’ll double up on payments next month.’ But that doesn’t always happen,” she says.
Before long, her car was repossessed, and her house went into foreclosure.
Asked if her salary would go up, Buchanan said that that had not been discussed and would be discussed only after the proposal is passed.
According to town law and municipal home rule law, the town board can make changes to the office of town receiver of taxes including abolishing the office, subject to mandatory referendum, and transferring its functions and duties to the town clerk or another town office.
In a separate matter, the town board will also hold a public hearing Sept.