The Clarkstown Town Board approved the elimination of one deputy town attorney position that is expected to save at least $75,000 by using an outside law firm and saving on salary and benefit costs. The position held by Marsha Coopersmith was cut as part of the town’s ongoing efforts to reduce expenses.
“It was just a decision by the board that we could go to outside counsel to do tax certs,” said Town Supervisor Alex Gromack on Thursday. “We anticipate we can save $75,000 to $80,000 by going outside. It was done as a way to save money.”
Coopersmith’s responsibilities in the town attorney’s office mainly focused on handling tax certiorari matters. The elimination of the position is effective Dec. 31, 2011.
of Pearl River was the former chairwoman of the Independence Party in Rockland County. She lost that position to in 2010. Ortutay was indicted on perjury charges in June of this year.