Village of Lowville to Hold Special Meeting February
13 to Reappoint Trustee Resigning to Meet Requirements to Retire from
Published: February 02, 2024
at 11:00 a.m.
By: Nick Altmire
Lowville, NY- The Village of
Lowville Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting for February 13,
2024, at 10 a.m., at the Village office on Bostwick Street.
are expected to happen during the meeting.
The Board is
expected to reappoint Trustee Timothy Widrick to his current seat on the
board. Mr. Widrick will be resigning his position as a village trustee,
effective February 9th, in order to meet the
requirements to complete his retirement as a Code Enforcement Officer for
Lewis County, scheduled for February 10th.
With both the
county and the village using the same New York State Retirement System, Mr.
Widrick canít retire from his county job while still an employee in the
retirement system. After retirement, any retiree in the system is allowed
to take another job in the system, as long as the
salary does not exceed $30,000 annually, allowing him to be reappointed following
his retirement if the Board choses.
When a seat on
the Board of Trustees becomes vacant, the Board can then appoint an
individual to the position until the next election. In this case, the
appointment would run through March 31, 2025 and a
special election would be held in March of 2025 for the seat. The Board has
indicated their intention to reappoint Mr. Widrick to the seat until the
special election takes place in March of 2025. Mr. Widrick was elected to
his second four-year term on the board in March of 2023, with his current
term originally set to expire on March 31, 2027.
situation took place in late 2018 when Greg Kulzer, District 7 representative
at the time on the Lewis County Board of Legislators, retired from his job as
a Dairy Products Specialist with the NYS Department of Agriculture and
Markets and resigned his position as a legislator before later being
reappointed to the position until the following election.
are also expected to officially appoint Brittany Vinette as the new Village
Clerk/Treasurer during the February 13 meeting. Ms. Vinette will take over
for Interim Clerk/Treasurer Pam Roes, who has been filling the role since
the resignation of Clerk/Treasurer Danielle St. Louis on August 23, 2023.