No resignation, no proof The deadline came and went with no resignation or proof of residency for a Granville Police Department patrolman who remains of administrative leave, but was not immediately let go by the village. Granville officer Joseph Castle had been informed by the village he must prove residency in the State of New […]
Granville Village officials anticipate firing a Police officer this week expecting he could not show proof he had New York State residency after a residency requirement was discovered. Patrol officer Joseph Castle, a veteran of the police force with nearly five years of experience will be terminated, Mayor Jay Niles said, because he could not […]
The damage to the pocketbook at Whitehall Central School could be as high as three-quarters of a million dollars.
and Keith Lobdell Granville turns table on officer claim After considering a municipal law regarding a bill from Whitehall for police officer training expenses, the Granville Village Board has voted to seek its own claims.
The meeting has yet to happen. Whitehall Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti and his Granville counterpart, Jay Niles, said in August they planned to meet together sometime after the Labor Day holiday to discuss the situation regarding monies owed to Whitehall.
When you look at the law, it’s not like Whitehall had a choice in the matter. According to Whitehall Village Attorney Anthony “Tony” Jordan, Section 72-C of General Municipal Law is worded very specifically.
The village of Whitehall asked nicely, and the answer was “no.” Now, the village will be seeking legal action.
Whitehall Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti will seek out his counterpart from Granville soon to talk money.
The officers could remain the same, but the department could change hands. Whitehall Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti said he is willing to put the matter of turning the duties of law enforcement in the village over to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.