The Times Union is reporting that the Saratoga County Board of Supervisor’s attorney Stephen Dorsey has announced his retirement to take effect at the end of December. He claims his retirement has nothing to do with the debacle over Covid related pay raises.
His advice not to explicitly authorize the bonuses in the Board of Supervisors’ resolution was central to the chaos that ensued.
His contention that the special Covid committee that granted the raises was not subject to the Open Meetings Law was identified in the independent investigation as not supported by New York State law.
It appears likely that the insurgent Supervisors will have the votes to take power in January. It is reasonable to assume he would not have survived such a change. It’s too bad that Spencer Hellwig doesn’t have the good grace to join Dorsey.