The town of Ramapo recently addressed the challenge of town board member Daniel Friedman against the decision to hire Bernard Charles, husband of board member Brendel Charles, as a consultant and Melinda Malia, the daughter of town Building Inspector Anthony Malia, as a temporary Clerical Assistant. According to Parks and Recreation Director Michelle Antosca, Charles was recently chosen from three applicants as the new assistant recreation activities coordinator for the town, pending passing a civil service exam. Charles resigned from his position as Parks and Recreation Director with the Village of Spring Valley and the controversial $5,000 a month position as Ramapo Affairs Consultant, which was questioned by Friedman in January was terminated on May 30. The new full-time job pays $45,973 and was approved in a town vote 4-0, with Brendel Charles abstaining, at a May 28th meeting. At the same meeting the board approved the creation of a Town Attorney’s Office Service Aide position to be filled by Melinda Malia, with a salary of $41-42,000 a year. Her original temporary contract as clerical assistant was terminated. Friedman stated that he is happy with the outcome of the situations and called it a victory for taxpayers.
Ramapo Consultant Receives New Position
June 9, 2014 By