No Action On Clarkstown Fleet Manager Position

Town board approves two local laws after public hearings


The agenda item to appoint Dennis Malone as the of the Clarkstown Town Garage was removed from Tuesday night’s town board agenda.  Town Supervisor Alex Gromack said the board is waiting for additional information from Rockland County’s Personnel Director before making the appointment official.  He expects the appointment will be voted on at the September board meeting. 

The town board chose Malone, who is currently the Clarkstown Mini Trans supervisor, for the new position of fleet manager.  The position would oversee the mechanics in the consolidated town garage. The mechanics will work on the town’s vehicles including police cars, highway equipment and other vehicles.  

The creation of the job caused controversy because the fleet manager will report to the town board instead of the highway superintendent. 

The town board approved two proposed local laws after holding public hearings. An amendment to the flood damage prevention section of the town code, which aligns it with federal guidelines, was passed. A law updating and amending the sign regulations of the town code was approved.

Building Inspector Peter Beary said the changes include some new definitions. He said the action was taken in anticipation of opening of the Shops at Nanuet, which will be an outdoor shopping mall.  A town committee will look at all signs. 

Chris August 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Clarkstown is a wacky place with all these recent job creations and appointments. I wonder why they are not collecting 250+ resumes on this position.
Watchdog August 22, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Sounds like it may have been illegal? Who on the Town Board is qualified to supervise a guy who fixes trucks and busses? Another political move by Gromack.
Michael N. Hull August 22, 2012 at 06:56 PM
There are two sides to every story - Dennis Malone is a very competent manager.  Given Wayne Ballard's 'management' decision to provide a part time job to Frank Sparaco for $75,000 per year over 260 resumes from residents in our community and to have the Journal News report that the job was acknowledged by both him and Sparaco to be "political in nature" to the extent that “Hillary Clinton is a political appointee of Obama”, smacks of managerial incompetence at the least and managerial malfeasance at the worst.  The managerial malfeasance results from the insult to the 260 people who took time to submit legitimate resumes to Ballard for this position expecting that they would be rejected solely on the grounds of their competency and not on the grounds that they lack something "political in nature".  This is a managerial decision that I doubt Dennis Malone would have made.   Recently, I told the story of how Malone came to be appointed to be the fleet manager position through a failed referendum and a lost election. http://newcity.patch.com/blog_posts/how-no-became-yes-e593bf45 http://nanuet.patch.com/d/blog_posts/the-vote-was-no-will-the-result-be-yes and shortly I will tell the story of why Malone's management skills are desperately needed by the Town.  Stay tuned!


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