Something called the Community Services Board is responsible for the oversight of the Saratoga County Department of Mental Health. Spenser Hellwig told the Saratogian that the CSB hired Prezioso. In an email to a constituent, Matt Veitch who is both the Saratoga Springs Supervisor and the chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, wrote “…they [CBS} made the ultimate decision as to the director’s appointment.” The truth of these two statements is very much in doubt.
I have FOILed the county for all the records associated with the hiring. I was notified by the clerk of the Board of Supervisors that I would receive their response on July 6. It is not a surprise that this is the last day the county would have to respond and be in compliance with FOIL.